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End of Chemo

December 15th 2010 6:40 pm
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Effective today, I will no longer be getting any further chemotherapy. The Mitoxandrone was not effective in reducing the swollen lymph nodes around my neck so now we will just be managing my cancer with some prednisone, antibiotics and nausea pills as needed. There was no need to have bloodwork done today as originally planned.

Dr. Kiselow had another "talk" with Dad while I was in the exam room. I heard Dad tell him that I still get up to go for walks, greet him at the door when he comes home, and how I go sit in front of him for chin scratches. I still wag my tail and play with toys once in awhile, too.

But, I don't eat very much except for chicken or turkey jerky treats and chicken freeze-dried treats. Sometimes Mom will follow me around with a spoon and canned Wellness and have me eat a little here and there. Today she went and bought me some Gerber 2nd stage all meat baby food and I ate about a jar and a half of that.

My breathing is also heavier and we know the prednisone will make me pant more but maybe it will help me a little too.

Mom will be home with me all day tomorrow and she's supposed to call Dr. Kiselow tomorrow to let him know how I did on the prednisone today. Mom will also be home all of next week.

My parents understand the facts and that I'm not going to get rid of the cancer. I started chemo on October 8, 2009, and I've mostly had a great year on treatment, but we know I am not doing so well anymore.

Unless I win the lotto or something, we will not be online here much. I will be hanging out and going for walks for as long as I have a desire to.

I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season with your families!I've been blessed with your love, support, and friendship.


Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 7:33 pm

Big hugs and westie kisses for you. I hope you keep having a good time on your walks! Merry Christmas!
Barked by: Wendy G

December 15th 2010 at 7:45 pm

Momma an' me, Zaidie, will be thinkin' 'bout yu, Quincy, wif lots of love an' prayers ♥ We kno' dat yur time wif yur fambly will be bery speshul cuz we can feel the love they have for yu, sweet boy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 8:08 pm

Lots of love and Westie kissies for you, Quincy. I hope you enjoy your walks and your time with your family....
Barked by: Eddie (Dogster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 8:52 pm

Enjoy your holiday Quincy. Hugs and prayers to you and your wonderful family. WE LOVE YOU!
Eddie, Sonny and Momma
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 9:41 pm

We love you Quincy & we carry you in our hearts & thoughts. Enjoy your walks & time with your parents. Love you pal!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 9:58 pm

Know that we will be keeping you and your parents in our daily thoughts and prayers. Sending you big hugs and kisses and ALL of our love. WE LOVE YOU!

Doo, Austin and Mom
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

December 16th 2010 at 6:40 am

Quincy, my sweet, brave and strong friend.

Enjoy the holidays with your family. Make wonderful memories that will last forever. We are thinking of you and are there with you in spirit.

We send our love, Quincy.

For love knows no boundaries. It is everlasting.
Barked by: Molly Morris (Dogster Member)

December 16th 2010 at 8:35 am

We wuv you lots Quincy.
That was so sweet what Riley said about is so true!
Enjoy the holidays with your wonderful pawrents that love you so much!
Woof Woof, Molly
Barked by: Chewbacca (Chewy) (Dogster Member)

December 16th 2010 at 9:31 am

Quincy, you have left such a big pawprint on our hearts and it will last forever. Prayers and love are being sent your way from around the world. Stay close together with your family. Hold on tightly to each other. The love will always be there, and you will always feel it.




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