Likes: Riding in the car, going to the dog park, riding the scale, playing with mom, swimming at the farm and Stony Creek
Pet-Peeves: When mom pretends like we're going somewhere exciting, but she's just going to the bank
Favorite Toy: Water Kong, Kong Jack
Favorite Food: Royal Canin, chicken that he steals off the counter....
Favorite Walk: Stoney Creek
Best Tricks: Sit, down, shake, 'Get on the scale' (he loves riding the scale up and down at the vets)
Arrival Story: Roswell came into the vet as a stray during the infamous eastcoast blackout a few years back. He was with his sister, who was adopted by another employee.
Bio: Roswell is a big mushball. He's the coolest dog ever and loves pretty much everybody. He is a retired blood donor and never complains during the procedure- his only requests was that he got to meet who he's donating to, and that he gets a treat afterwards.
So a couple weeks ago I went to the cancer place again. It was the 5th and last time they gave me chemicals. So I'm officially DONE!!!! No more chemo for me, woohoo! My blood work looks good after the follow up, and so far pictures of my chest show that my lungs are clear as well. The surgery site looks great and no further masses or anything screwy is going on in there. I need xrays once a month of my chest for another couple times and then every 3 months or so after that. But, I'm doing good. :)
So yesterday the moms took me to the doctor place that took away part of my mouth. I was pretty nervous going in. I didn't want to have to stay there again, even though they were really nice to me. The Moms talked to the dogor for a little while and she seemed to think that the surgery might have gotten rid of all the bad cancer bugs. But there is still a possibility that some of them escaped into my nose, so the surgeon said they should inject me with chemicals to get them to go away. Mom went back and forth about it for a while. She half thinks that the surgery did the trick and half thinks that if there are a few cells left that they need to be blasted. After thinking about it, she finally decided to go ahead and try to give me the best chance for completely getting rid of them.
The one tech took me back and vampirized me for a blood profile. That came back ok, so I was then taken back for a little while to get the drugs. They poked me in my back leg and I had to sit there for just a little while. I was so happy that I got to go home with Mom! She dropped me off at her work though for a little bit while she and step-mom went out for their annifursary. Did they bring me back anything?.... Nope....
I just wanted to get home. I fell asleep pretty quickly. I'm doing fine though from the chemo so far. The dogtor said that the medication can suppress my cell count, so mom needs to check some blood later this week to make sure I'm doing ok. After that, I need to go back in about 3-4 weeks for another round. It'll be done about 5 times. After that, hopefully they can say that the things are gone for good and I can just go on about my life. Wish me luck!!! :)
I went to the cancer doctor last Tuesday and they did something to my mouth. Now I'm missing half of my upper jaw. It's weird, but I'm getting used to it. I'm still having a little bit of blood from my nose, so whatever they did, must have gone that way too. Mom's sad because the cancer dogtor said the bad thing in my mouth had spread past what the what CT scan showed. Mom's been pretty stressed about this. I don't know what it all means. We go back at the end of the week to see how things look. I'll probably have to have that pokey thing in my arm and get that white injection so I go to sleep. Then I guess the moms have to decide what they're going to do for me.
Not sure what all this canned food is about, but I like it. :D I think mom feels bad making me go to all these dogtors so she's spoiling me. Only thing is, I feel a little funny after I eat it. I think mom's spiking my food.... She keeps putting these little white pills and this capsule thing into my food and then a little while later I feel sleepy. At least it take my mind off my aching mouth. I'm feeling pretty good. I'm mostly resting when mom isn't feeding me. Mom got me a new bed, too.