Nicknames: Duder Duder or Scooter Bug, Scoots (given to me by my dogster pals!)
Birthday: March 13th 2004
Likes: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! water and ice! playing with my squeaky stuffies!
Pet-Peeves: not getting ice or water when I want it! My cat sister never wants to play! GRRRR
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks...today, she prefers her green rubber squeaky toy...she squeaks it forever! She also likes showing her octopus stuffy who's boss...hehehehehe.
Favorite Food: I don't really eat, I inhale; if I had to pick a favorite dog treat: Bill Jack treats Human treat: hamburger...but really any meat is super yummy!
Favorite Walk: Local Park with trails or anywhere that takes her near the rabbits and near food on the ground!
Best Tricks: My personal favorite is breaking toys or tearing out stuffing out of stuffed animals in record time. Oh and my mommy thinks it's cool that I can shake hands
Arrival Story: We got Scooter about one month after my other fur baby, Floppy died. I wasn't planning on getting a dog so quickly, but at the time I was researching the beagle breed. One of the breeders I talked to mentioned that Scooter's mom had given birth 10 weeks prior to 3 pups. Scooter's dad was a champion. I was nervous about getting another dog so quickly, but when I saw Scooter, I knew it would be okay.
Bio: I came into my mommys life when she needed me most. I left my brother, sister, my mom, and grandmother for a life with my two mommies. It's a two way street. I let them hug and kiss me whenever they need me and I give them my best beagle look whenever I want something (did I say I love water and ice?!)
Forums Motto: Power of the Paw for those who need it
Soooo, yesterday I went for my 3 month check up with Dr. Arrington. I can tell I'm really starting to make an impression on her. It's the third time I saw her and she seems to be smitten with me. She says I'm nice and soft and such a good girl.
The last few weeks I have peeing more and there is even a little blood in my urine. That has mom worried. Yesterday's visit was another ultrasound and blood work. On top of that, doc decided to do a urine culture since I have had UTIs off and on since this dang cancer started.
The good news is my bloodwork was perfect...that means my cancer meds aren't messing with the kidneys or liver. We have to wait on the urine culture results and radiology report, but the doc says from what she can see the mass appears to be about the same time.
So hey! What about the fact that I'm peeing more? Well, if it's a UTI that's the answer. Mom did ask if there is no UTI and the mass is the same, could I start having more the cancer symptoms (straining, more urinating, blood) and she said yes. sigh...so I guess we wait to hear the results.
So I went to the doctor yesterday. Good news on all fronts. Bloodwork looks great except liver enzymes just slightly elevated. Ultrasound shows that the mass has not gotten any bigger. Whewwww! That means the chemo drug is doing what it's supposed to be doing. Mom sure is glad for that! Doc Arrington said I look better than ever. I lost a couple of pounds and apparently that makes me a beautiful beagle. Even my regular vet said I got my girly figure back hehehehehe.
I go back in three months. Mom thanks you for the POP and prayers
So, since I last wrote, I was dealing with diarrhea and I am being treated for a new UTI. Diarrhea is gone because Doc Myers had me stop taking everything except for a prescription dog food and my cancer meds. Mom was so afraid my cancer meds were making me sick. I have been doing well for a few weeks now :-)
I go on Friday for bloodwork and an ultrasound. Mom is nervous and hope it goes well. We will find out if the mass has gotten larger or stayed the same. Keep your paws crossed for me!