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Athena's Cancer Journey

First Chemo and One Month Ampuversary!

May 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

May 13th was our first trip to see the Oncologist and we were able to start her chemotherapy treatment that same day! We will be doing a regimen of Carboplatin (intravenous) every 3 weeks for a total of 4-6 treatments. Also, 1 week after each treatment, we have to go to our vet to get a CBC (complete blood count) and check the WBC (white blood cell) count. Her bloodwork the next week came back great, and her WBC is on the high end of normal. Friday is her next chemo.

May 23 was another big milestone- It was her 1 month Ampuversary!!! I can’t believe it has been 1 month already. It makes me sad that time seems to be going by so fast, and we don’t know how much time we will have together. But, since the diagnosis, our time spent together has been more precious. I appreciate¬†our little moments together so much more, and I take more time to go out of my way to go see where she is napping during the day and give her a scratch and kiss on the head. It has made me reflect on our mortality a little more, and really none of us know how much time we have on this Earth. Make the most of it.

Trying on my fancy new doggie lifevest! Now where's the water?!

Trying on my fancy new doggie lifevest! Now where’s the water?!

Athena and I would like to thank Dakota Dawg (aka Shari) for the doggie life vest we got from the Angel Swap message board! We are also thinking of Spirit Sadie and Spirit Dakota, who must surely be looking down from doggie heaven.

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  • jerry

    Hoppy Ampuversary Athena! I can’t believe it’s been a whole month.

    You sure look great in your float coat. I can’t wait to see you swim all summer long.

    Pawty on!

  • Dakota Dawg

    How did I miss this?! Athena’s looking really great! So glad the float coat fits her. I hope she gets to put it to good use right away.

    You’re right about how this journey changes our relationship with our dogs. If we’re wise, I think it changes our relationship with our entire world. We really don’t ever know how much time we have. We certainly should play nice and share and take turns, because we’re all in this together.

    Thanks for the shout out to Dakota and Sadie. I will let her mama know this is here!

    Shari

  • Lisa

    Oh wow! Shari sent me this link on facebook and it makes me so happy to know that Sadie’s and Dakota’s life vest is now Athena’s. She looks great! Sadie never actually got it wet, I just wanted her to wear it by our pool because I didn’t know if she could swim. I have a golden retriever mix named Athena and my tripawd Ranger looks a lot like your girl (even the same leg missing)

    Lisa (Sadie’s mom)

    PS Happy one month ampuversary!!

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