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Pooch Smooches

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Pooch Smooches

Starting Palladia

February 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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After a lot of research, and talking to folks on Tripawds.com and the bonecancerdogs listserv, we decided this weekend to go for it and try Palladia for Abby. I went with her today to get her baseline weight and blood cell counts and picked up the first batch of the drugs (plus the plastic gloves to administer it with – powerful stuff!).

We’ll have to keep a close eye on her the first coupla weeks and see how she does. She did so well on the carboplatin that I’m hoping she’ll be OK with the Palladia as well. If she is, we might add in cytoxan on T, Th, Sat’s. (Right now she’ll take the palladia on M/W/F.)

I was surprised at her weight – almost 48lbs. Pretty good, considering she was only 49.5 pre-amp & the 6 rounds of chemo. She’s been a rockstar through all this and will hopefully continue to be one.

In my last post I mentioned how I’d been bummed that I hadn’t taken my camera along when we went to her favorite dog beach, Fiesta Island. Well, this weekend I took the camera along and took many snaps. Here are two of my faves:

Queen of the Hill

She met an adorable beagle

Will keep you all posted on how things go with the palladia. Figure the info will help others who might have to make the same choices we have.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/33378762#33378762


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • maximutt

    Glad to hear Abby is still doing well. I think lots of fun days at Fiesta Island is also what the doctor ordered!

    I hope the Palladia works for her and doesn’t cause any major side effects. We also gave Max cytoxan as part of his metronomic protocol; it never really gave him any problems (we had to wear gloves also). Please keep us all posted on her progress, and give her a hug from me.

    Diane

  • admin

    Thanks for sharing your treatment options! It is certain to help others, please do keep us posted. Abby looks great! 🙂

  • jerry

    Hey Abby, good luck with the Palladia. Keep us posted here, and sometime if you remember, drop into this Forum Conversation about Palladia, I know people will be interested in your experience.

    Paws up for more pawtying on the beach!