November 23rd 2005 5:05 pm
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As I promised in my Dogster diary entry yesterday, I'm going to expand a bit on my trip to see Dr. Harris in Milford, OH.
Well, as I mentioned, I am now on a new drug. Dactinomycin is a toxic antineoplastic drug C62H86N12O16 of the actinomycin group. The biggest thing about is is that if it works for me, I can take it indefinitely without any likely side effects so that this spooty cancer stays in remission. And let me tell you, that would be one heck of a good Christmas gift. So far the boss ma'am says that my bumps are down a little and I am definitely less teary-eyed than I've been lately (another recent symptom but I hadn't mentioned it before).
Also, while we were there, the bosses asked Dr. Harris about the benefits of putting me on the N/D diet and thankfully, she didn't think that it was necessary to switch me off of C/D. I can't tell you how grateful I was to hear that because if I had to switch, that would be all that I could eat and a life without biscuits, rawhide, ice cream, bread, steak, chicken, etc would be no life at all.
Speaking of food, I can't wait for tomorrow. There is going to be so much good food. The bosses have been cooking for a couple of days now and I can only believe that they and our guests will feed me some of it. But if not I have a backup plan, I'll just jump up on their lap and help myself. Mmm, turkey. Mmm, sweet potato casserole. Mmm, bread. Mmm, salad - wait, not tomorrow, to many other things I'll need to save room for. Mmm, pumpkin cake roll. Mmm, peanut butter cup ice cream. I could go on and on but I'm just making myself hungry and I don't want to short out the keyboard with my drool. Suffice it to say I am planning on eating well.
One last thing that I've been meaning to bark about. I wanted to say thank you to Seth and his alpha dogs. They gave me this wonderful travel bag to take when I go on my visits to the vet. It has a super soft blanket, a little bear, a pretty new leash. Also, they packed it with biscuits, tasty canned food, rawhides and a picture frame. They are so thoughtful! I just love it and my new blanket is just about as soft as you can image.
Well, I'll have to sign off now so that I can to prepare for my guests. The boss man's parents are coming for the weekend and I need to rest before they arrive so that I can give them a proper greeting. They would have been here already, but as I'm sure you all know, driving through Chicago can be a miserable experience. It was three hours miserable for them today.
I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for all of you. You are my very good friends.
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