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Pixie had her first chemo today
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Her CBC was normal, he removed her sutures and did the Vinblastine with no problem. I start the Prednisolone with Benadryl tonight, and we have meds for nausea. She looks really good, ate a snack, drank and did her business. They told me that for the first 48 hours, that I needed her to go out in a small area to eleminate and pick up her stool, since the drug is excreted in the stool and a bit in the urine. Did any of you have to do that?

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Thanks for the update. We never did IV chemo with Jerry but when giving him his metronomic protocol treatments later on his vet did tell us to take precaution with his stool and urine. The biggest precaution we were given was to clean up quickly so children don’t risk coming in contact — not an issue for us.

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no one ever ever told me that…..and we did three different kinds of chemo

interesting….and sounds like she did well…keep us posted and hang in there…

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Yea Pixie!

Yes, we’ve been told with Kona’s chemo to keep her poop and pee away from others.

So, we take out to our front yard to do her business, away from our other two pups.

Unfortunately, we have neighbors that let their dogs run loose (illegal, of course) so we can only control what we can.


Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010      Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !

***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***

                               We Love you so much Kona….always   

  Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)

Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)

Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.

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Good to hear that Pixie did well with the chemo. We were never told to keep Skyler’s poop away from Chloe, but we did always discard it Thank goodness Chloe never had interest in another’s poop, but I can’t say that for Skyler (yuck!)

When is your next round of Vinblastin? Sky did it weekly for 8 weeks (combined with cytoxin & prednisone ).



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Thanks everyone. Pixie is still doing good, we started the Pred and benedryl last night, she is eating fine and acting fine so far.

Cathy, she does it for 4 weeks in a row, then every other week for another four treatments with a total of eight.

Sorry, gotta run, my son is getting yet another prosthesis. I wonder if we can use the old ones for flower pots or something….


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