Monday, November 1, 2010
follow up appointment was today. it's been 4 weeks since diagnosis, 3 weeks since his first treatment. i learned that ransom's liver enzymes are slightly elevated, but not enough to be alarmed or halt this next round of chemo, which he was given just 10 minutes ago. i am also convinced i made the absolute best choice for him by opting for oral chemo only. i watched as they drew his blood today. he is an impossible stick and grunted like a perturbed old man through the whole process. apparently 3 weeks ago he growled (because it took multiple tries i guess), and ransom doesn't growl. but hey- he's not a puppy anymore, he's sick, and i say growl if you gotta growl buddy.
other than being (if this is possible for a bulldog) more tired than usual and dealing with some pretty significant muscle weakness ("myopathy") from the steroids (resolved) and pooping like a great dane from devouring everything in site (even eggshells that accidentally land on the floor- who knew this breed could move that fast?), he's pretty much himself (minus some large patches of hair missing and a bit of a droopier face).
here's to another uneventful round of chemo. here's to the next day and the next day and the next.
Posted by kitchu at 12:23 PM