Saturday, March 19, 2016

Canine Lymphoma update - Weeks 6 & 7

Well for week 6 we went in on a Friday just went in to run a CBC test to make sure that he was responding well after treatment and to make sure that his cells were responding the way that they should.  Everything went well and he is continuing to respond well to treatment and his blood count was not too low.  We give him bone broth every morning and evening with his meals so we believe that is helping.

Please keep in mind we are not vets but this is just what we think based off of what we are doing.  His first battle with lymphoma he had to skip quite a few weeks of treatment because he wasn't making enough white blood cells.  Since starting the bone broth we haven't skipped a single treatment.  We are going to make some more bone broth next week so stay tuned!  We will photograph the process we go through, it is a very long process but so worth it.



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Week 7 - We went in on Friday (can you tell we like Fridays?) to run a CBC and do chemo if his CBC was high enough.  The above photo was him hanging out while they were running the numbers on the CBC.  His CBC was high enough so we went ahead with the chemo.  We had a little bit of  hiccup with his vinicristine injection where the needle went through the vein and a small amount ended up under his skin.  The vet flushed it out with saline and advised us to do a warm compress every 4 hours for the next 24 hours and to call if anything looked different.  So far, nothing is out of the ordinary and you would never know something was wrong.



Everything was covered with our pet insurance, as it always is.  For our pet insurance we pay about $40 a month for him and we get 90% of what we pay back after we hit our $250 annual deductible, which we hit months ago.  His first cancer go, we hit our deductible in 1 visit.  Healthy Paws is so easy to work with.  We faxed them all our of records in the beginning and now all we do is snap pictures of invoices with our phone and in about a week there is a check or two in our mailbox.  They have an easy to use mobile app.



Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and Foundation.

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