Monday, November 1, 2010

round 2.

ransom

round 2

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.

14 comments:

  1. Praying here!! He is one majorly brave doggie...love him!!!

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  2. Keep fighting sweet boy! ((Hugs))

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  3. I'll keep good thought for the meds to do their work.

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  4. Hope your sweet boy is feeling ok today. Hugs...

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  5. lemme tell ya...great danes poop A LOT! hugs to R!!

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  6. Hang in there Boob! You can do it. Cheering you on from Oklahoma. I'd send you a basket of carrots if I could.
    Thinking of you all.

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  7. And we will keep on praying for divine healing...

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  8. Sweet puppy. I didn't know until today. We just got home from China last week and I am terribly behind. You have such a gift with words, sharing even your dog so that we all fall in love with him. Of course his face pretty much pulls a person in :) Your princess has grown so much! You are such a strong woman K- yes you are.
    Blessings,
    Holly from Purpose Driven Family

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  9. Sending your little guy healing vibes.

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