♥Angel Sasha ♥

American Pit Bull Terrier
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Home:East Providence, RI  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Sa-chi, SWoww, Po

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog

Gotcha Date:
August 19th 2001

November 1st 1999

Sasha loved to walk everyday

Sasha was afraid of lightening & camera flashes making it difficult to get good pictures of her as she got older

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed animals that squeak, my slippers

Favorite Food:
Sasha did extremely well on Orijen Regional Red & Orijen 6 Fresh Fish

Favorite Walk:
We walked our neighborhood everyday, sometimes we would go elsewhere

Best Tricks:
Sasha didn't really do any *tricks*

Arrival Story:
Sasha was adopted from the Providence Animal Rescue League. We adopted her on August 19, 2001~ she was a year and a half old and had been waiting for a home for 3 months! We did not have much information about her~ a woman had brought her in because some kids gave Sasha to her kids and she could not keep a dog. Sasha was already housebroken and very well behaved right from the start. She is an ambassador for her breed. On 4~March 2010 Sasha had surgery to fix her Cranial Cruciate Ligament which she had torn while playing in the yard. She has made a full recovery and at this time shows no signs of arthritis. UPDATE: 12-April 2011 Sasha has been diagnosed with Ehrlichiosis which was detected from tests done at her 6 month checkup. I believe she is in the "subclinical phase" as she is not showing any symptoms. It is possible she has had this for a long time. It is our hope that she is able to stay in this phase indefinitely. UPDATE: 7-January 2012: We took Sasha to the vet because she had diarrhea. The vet put her on a bland diet of chicken & rice and she is taking metronidazole to clear it up. Unfortunately, during the exam the vet found that Sasha's lymph nodes in her chest are enlarged. We are waiting for test results, but it is likely that Sasha has lymphoma. UPDATE: 10-January 2012: Sasha has Lymphoma. Blood test confirm that lymphocytes are present in her blood which means that the cancer may be in her bone marrow. UPDATE: 19-January 2012: New tests show that Sasha actually has Leukemia. We are continuing treatment for now with the hope of giving her some more quality time with us. UPDATE: 6-February 2012: Sasha lost her battle with cancer early this morning. Breathing had become very difficult and we helped her make her journey to the bridge.

Sasha was the perfect dog in every way. She was an ambassador for the American Pit Bull Terrier breed and also a shining example of why people should adopt an older dog.

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As Sasha's world turns...

Sasha went to the Bridge this morning

February 6th 2012 5:29 am
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Sasha's Mom here,

The Elspar shot Sasha received on Wednesday did not perform the magic we had hoped for. Sasha was unable to go for her beloved walks over the past days and her breathing became increasingly labored. After a sleepless night we made the difficult decision to help her to the Rainbow Bridge this morning.

We miss her so much it hurts. If love or money could have saved her, she would be here today and it upsets us that we couldn't do more.

Rich and I want to thank you all for your love and support.

Julie & Rich


Yesterday's appointment

February 2nd 2012 6:45 am
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Daddy and I took our weekly road trip to Boston yesterday. My appointment was at 12:30 this time, Daddy was hoping to miss all the traffic we have been getting into later in the day, and it worked :)

I have been feeling better since we skipped my chemo treatment last week. Dr. Mahoney said I wasn't dehydrated this week like last week, so that was good news.

I received an Elspar injection yesterday. Elspar can help by stopping the growth of cancer cells, so I could use that. I also received a Benedryl injection in case I felt like having an allergic reaction to the Elspar. Benadryl makes me sleepy, so I didn't walk last night which is too bad because our weather was really warm here yesterday.

Because I'm not doing the chemo treatments, they didn't give my bloodwork results back right away; Dr. Mahoney called Daddy later on. Since stopping my chemo treatment, my white blood cell count went up from 100 to 600, this is good because I need them to fight infection. My hematocrit level dropped from 18% to 14%, that is not good because it means I have less oxygen in my blood this week. Also, since stopping my chemo treatment those nasty lymphocytes in my blood went from 1100 to 2200! We are hoping that the Elspar will bring the lymphocyte number down and that will allow my hematocit number to rise.

So, not all bad news this week and we are hoping for even better news next week.

Thank you everyone for your purrs, prayers love and support!

xoxoxo Sasha


Today's appointment

January 24th 2012 6:21 pm
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I had another appointment with my oncologist today and mommy took the afternoon out of work to go on the road trip with me and daddy.

Before we left, we went on a nice walk. It was over 50 degrees out today, so a lot of the snow is melting. After my last chemo treatment, I lost interest in my walks. The effects of the treatment were starting to wear off, so I was feeling more like my old self today.

It took us over an hour to get to my appointment. Dr. Mahoney checked my blood and found that my white blood cells are even lower than last week. I was supposed to get a drug called cytoxan today, but Dr. Mahoney felt that giving me that treatment might make my count even lower. So, no chemo today.

We got the test results back from Colorado State University, but the test didn't detect any leukemia cells, probably because they were killed off by last weeks treatment. So, it looks like we won't be getting any new information about my diagnosis.

I lost 3 pounds. This could be from the prednisone, a side effect of prednisone is muscle wasting.

I got fluids today. I was a little dehydrated, so it should help. Daddy is going to give me fluids at home if I need more.

Mommy & daddy are going to monitor me closely. If you saw me today, you might notice that I lost those 3 pounds, but I'm still smiling and happy.

Hoping for more happy days with my family.

xoxoxo Sasha

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