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My Chemo starts Friday, Sept. 26
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My chemo starts this coming Friday. The people that I met there seem
really nice and helpful. Mommy is scared though. She is worried that
I’ll get sick along with trying to fit her work schedule and trips to
the hospital once a week for 12 weeks. Was hoping to take pills, but
they are putting me on an IV instead. That is what is making mommy
really nervous. Can anyone tell me what your experiences are with the
chemo? It might make mommy feel better.

Lots of Licks to all!

Bandit and Mommy

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Good luck on Friday. I know that it’s a worrisome thing for humans to cope with.

I didn’t have IV chemo, so I can’t offer much information about that. But what I can offer is this: tell your Mom to please try not to worry about things that haven’t happened yet.  What will happen, will happen, but if it hasn’t happened, there’s no need to worry. See?

Most dogs do just fine on chemo. I’m gonna bet that you’re going to be one of them too.

Good luck pal!


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Hey Bandit, I had IV chemo myself and your mommy does not need to worry about a thing. I know that it is different for all of us tripawds but my experience was not a bad one at all.  The first time around the vet kept me all day but that was more of a prevention thing as they wanted to make sure that I didn’t have any side effects or allergy.  After that it was a piece of cake (or so I think).  My dad would drop me off and in 20 mins I was done.  They stretched my session from every 3 wks to every 4 wks to make sure that my cbc was good for the next round. I did not have any side effects like getting sick or losing all the hair (which my mom was panicking about the side effects – you see she also had chemo)..but the vet told us that animals do not react the same way as humans that we are more resilient and our side effects are much more subtle than humans.  So, not to worry just take it easy as I slept a lot the first day after chemo and keep your chin up.  I will be thinking about you.  Lots of lickies Kellie and Isabel (mom)


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Bandit, I had chemo and it really wasn’t so bad. My mom took me every three weeks and I had two different types of drugs every other time. One took about a half hour and the other an hour and they were the IV’s. I did really good. Sometimes I was tired for a few days and I didn’t want to eat that much but it got over and I was fine. It’s been 5 weeks since my chemo is done and I feel really great and my mom is so glad she did the chemo for me.



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Hi Savannah,

Thank you for joining the Tripawds community, we are so glad you came here, and appreciate your sharing your story and suport with everyone! It’s stories like this that give us that extra boost of hope that we can sure use sometimes.

We look forward to hearing more about you,

Your friend,


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