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We did chemo #2 today.  Fingers crossed for us that this one goes better than last time.  We’re going to repeat bloodwork around the time he started to tank last chemo, to hopefully catch it early this time if he’s going to have a bad reaction again.  If this one goes poorly, we’re done with chemo.  R seems fine tonight.  A little less crazy energy than usual.  Love that fur monster.  (I think it’s Carprofen he’s on for the NSAID.  Just, he seems to want to go for longer walks when he’s on it and shorter when not, so that indicates to me he feels a little better on than off the pills.  And his vet said no downside to him taking the pills so why not?)

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11 August 2020 - 10:27 pm
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Okay R, no getting sick, okay?  Weve  all got our paws crossed for smooth sailing ahead!

Really glad the Carprofen is helping him.  It ‘s good stuff!

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12 August 2020 - 11:15 am
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Paws crossed that he sails through this one! Keep us posted.

And yep, as long as you stay on top of his labs, there’s no reason why he cannot benefit from the NSAID. I’m glad it’s helping.

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13 August 2020 - 7:26 am
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Paws crossed!! Chance had his second round as well this week.  I’m with you on this second round…any signs of a repeat from post-chemo #1 and we’ll be done as well.  I’ll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers for successful treatments and NO SIDE-EFFECTS!! smiley4

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So.  Update, after a spell away:

Chemo #2 did not have the same impact as Chemo #1, thank goodness.  But when we went back in for Chemo #3 earlier this week they said his white blood cell count was a little low, so we had the choice to drop his dose further – but then we risk it doing nothing – or wait another week for his white blood cells to finish bouncing back.  So we’re going to go back again Tuesday and try again.

Otherwise, life is good.  Life is great, even.  R rediscovered his love for fetch maybe two weeks ago now?  That is literally why I finally decided to take his leg.  Fetch was his greatest joy in life and I didn’t want him to spend his final months having to be careful of that back leg.  But then he didn’t want to play fetch for the first few months last post-surgery.  So I wondered about if he was 100% happy with our choice.  But now…  He’s completely back into fetch.  Such a happy boy, chasing after his tennis ball.  It’s all been worth it.  

Also, his butt fur has mostly grown back in.  So, that is also nice.

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I am sooooooo happy to read how happy R is….and how happy you are!!!   Knowing that he is playing fetch again and how important  that is to both of you had me shed  a few happy tears!  Made my day!!😁    I know how uou anquished you were over this decision (understandably so).  To see R TRULY Hhappy again is R’s way of say THANK YOU for doing this FOR him!😎

Bummer about the low wbc, but, as you know, that happens sometimes.  They gave him an antibiotic?

Thanks soooo much for the update!  Knowing you and R are getting on with living  life to the fullest is such spectacular  news!  Don’t  forget to take pictures and videos  of R being R again!

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Wheeee! It’s a joy to know that Rearden is thriving and the recovery is totally behind him. Sounds like the cautious approach to chemo is paying off too. You two are a pawsome team! Keep it up! 

Thanks for the pupdate. We always love hearing from you two. smiley_clap

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I am so thrilled for you! You have done a fantastic job of taking care of Reardon and now you are finally able to reap the joy of him playing fetch again sp_hearticon2

I know there were a lot of ups and downs worry wise, and I am so happy to know that his shine is back and you are both enjoying life again.

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Great to hear about R’s recovery.  Eerily odd how similar R’s and Chance’s chemo treatments are going.  Same here going into round 3…post #2 chemo didn’t have the same reaction as round 1, but wbc count too low to go forward with round 3.  Chance has an appt on Thursday to check his wbc and decide whether or not to proceed with chemo using doxorubicin (can’t really go any lower on the carboplatin dosage).  

So glad to hear he’s back to playing fetch…and his fur is almost all grown back.  Chance’s has for the most part but still a little like peach fuzz.  

Keep us posted on his next appointment!

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