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November 27th 2013 6:11 am
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Good Morning. So, its been a week since Doo had her first chemo treatment. I thought she was looking/acting so much better, but thought maybe I was imagining she was, since I want her to be well.

I was getting ready yesterday morning to take her to have her blood work done, as requested by her treating neurologist. While I was taking a shower, to show me just HOW well she was doing, she decided to eat a 3/4 bag of peanut M&M's (not a small bag, a 12 oz bag!) I called the vet to let them know and they suggested that even tho there's more peanuts than chocolate, I should bring her in so they can induce vomiting. (I was SOO not a happy camper!) So I took her there and left her so they could get it all out of her stomach and could do her blood work while she was there. (I take her to my regular vet for the blood work since its closer than where she had her MRI done. The 2 vets fax the results to each other.) My vet called to tell me Doo was ready to come home, and she also mentioned she thought Doo was looking a lot perkier. Such good news...I WASN'T imagining it!

Then today begins and she seems to lightly moan when she breaths. So, is she in pain? She's on tramadol and gabapentin as well as the prednisone, so I wouldn't think she would be in pain, but then why the moaning? I'm so stressed out. I feel I'm causing her unnecessary discomfort. It seems that after talking to my vet who spoke with the neurologist, that its like they're only giving her weeks to live. Where the tumor is located it will eventually cause problems, as will the prednisone she's on. I don't know what to do any more.

Any words of advice or wisdom?

Barked by: Hanna Belle (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 7:37 am

Oh Doo's mom, I know what you are going through. Maybe her ribs are sore from the induced vomiting and that's why it seems painful when she breathes. My advice would be to keep a close eye on her for today (unless of course she seems to be in unbearable pain) and try and keep her comfortable and just see how it goes. Then you will be able to see in her eyes when she is ready to go to the bridge. Annie had a rough last couple of days and when she looked at me I could tell by her eyes she was letting me know she was ready to go. We will be praying for Doo and you, too.
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 8:11 am

Yes, perhaps she is still sore from the induced vomiting. Abby's last evening was very rough and I could tell by her eyes that she was ready. Doo will let you know what is right for her. Thinking of you!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 8:19 am

It would be so nice if you could look in some kind of recipe book to find exactly when the "right time" will be. You just need to watch her, and feel her (as you have all her life), and follow your heart. You are held in prayer every day.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 9:45 am

I have no new words of wisdom, but growlmy & I are keeping you close in thoughts and pawyers. We know its so difficult.
When Doo says/lets you know, you will have peace about it.

((( ♥ )))
Barked by: Wendy G

November 27th 2013 at 11:12 am

I have no words of wisdom, except to echo what everyone here has said. I think you will know, but I wish I could help more. Zaidie, John and I send lots of love and PotP to you, Lou Ann.
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 12:48 pm

Thanks everybody! Its nice to know that others can point out what we can't see.

I want to thank you ALL for your words of wisdom. That makes perfect sense about her still being sore from yesterday's incident. I never even thought of that! (I know how I feel after I've been sick.) I just thought it was so strange that she was so perky and happy the past few days and then all of a sudden..BAM! She wasn't.

The vet called around noon with the results of yesterday's urinalysis. Unfortunately, Miss Doo has a UTI on top of everything else! And that TOO would make her feel bad. I picked up some anti-biotics for her and started them immediately.

All of this makes me breathe a sigh of relief. The UTI, altho not the best thing to have, at least it's treatable and then the soreness of throwing up. Thanks for shedding light on things for me. I know we get caught up in what's the right thing to do by them and sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees.

Barked by: Abby CGC (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 1:51 pm

We love you Doo...continued love and well wishes for her yucky UTI to get all cleared up *hugs* You are in our thoughts sweetie
Barked by: Milton (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 3:00 pm

Prayers and warm thoughts for you and your family.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 3:28 pm

Yep... sore from the vomiting would be my guess.

Also curious WHY they did that. There isnt enough "chocolate" in the sweets to end bat an eyelash at !!!!!!!!!!!

Its also greatly exaggerated over the chocolate. IF it had been serious dark confectionary chocolate.. e.g REAL chocolate.. I would have concerns...

Heck I give my dogs the occasional cube of choc.. and the occasional grape.. and raisins.. and garlic. Have done for 40 years... and NEVER had the slightest twitch.

Too many scares out there... and not enough not so common sense !!!

Breathe... so glad Doo is doing so much better just need to get the UTI zapped..

You are doing GREAT !

Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 6:59 pm

Doo will let you know when it is her time go on her final adventure. You will know it in your heart that the there is no other choice.

I have to agree that she is probably sore from the induced vomiting because upchucking can cause the body to become sore in many different areas.

Let's hope that she is feeling much better and has a very Happy Thanksgiving with you and your family.

Hugs and kises,

Coco Rose
Barked by: ♥Sophie Claire CGC (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 7:59 pm

Continued prayers for Miss Doo. Hope both of you have a better day tomorrow and get some rest. Keeping you close to my heart.
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2013 at 9:18 pm

Glad Doo is doing better. Keeping her in our prayers.
Barked by: Bosco (my gorgeous Angel) (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2013 at 3:28 am

We don't have any "words of wisdom" other than the combination of the induced vomiting and the UTI combined with the antibiotics could be causing a lot of discomfort.

And we certainly understand the stress your Mom is under, Doo.

We are keeping you in our thoughts.

XXOOXXOO and lots of healing kisses and paw hugs.

Angel Bosco (and siblings, Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bailey) and Mom
Barked by: Kaci (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2013 at 4:17 am

Congratulations on receiving one of the DDPs for today, Doo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Love -

Kaci (and siblings Hershey, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey)
Barked by: Wendy G

November 28th 2013 at 12:34 pm

Yu'r a DDP dis day, Doo! Habby Fanksgibbin' tu yu an' Austin an' yur Mom, tu. We wuff yu


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