Chemo Day One

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Ginger handled her first day of Chemo quite well.  By this morning, I swear I could feel smaller nodes in her neck.  By mid afternoon, the nodes were significantly softer and not as well defined as before.

Today was “spa” day for her – she and her “siblings” all go for a bath and trim on Tuesdays and today was just like normal.  I called the groomer and ask if I could pick her up early so that I could watch her.  Marlita called at 9:30 to say she was done, so I went to get her.  Of course, on the way home, she threw up her breakfast in the car – all over the front seat.  Oh well.

Once home, everything seemed normal. 

I still don’t know what the biopsy will show.  But, regardless, we’ll make the best of whatever we have.  She’s strong otherwise and I’m hopeful for at least another good year.

She’s such a sweet dog. 

Love you Ginger.

OMG the nodes are worse

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:11 pm by Administrator

I returned home from our trip to California late Monday night.  Tuesday was focused on Cherie – she had eye surgery three weeks ago and Tuesday she would get the stitch out of her eye lid and we would know if the surgery had been successful.

Late Tuesday evening, I thought to feel of Ginger’s neck, totally expecting to find that the nodes had completly disappeared.  I just about fainted – the nodes were much, much larger and much, much more firm.

The negative reading from the cytology must have either been incorrect or something else very wrong was going on.

I rushed down to the vet again first thing Wednesday morning.  Dr. Moore was stumped and got on the phone with the oncologist at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.  Based on the conversation, we scheduled an appointment with her for Monday morning, November 6.