Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In Remission?

Mojo seems to be feeling ok, is eating good, is playing with Pepper, and is having normal bowel movements. I think! Saturday he was still posturing but Sunday, for the first time in almost 3 weeks, he was not posturing at all. He went out, had a bowel movement, and came back in. We were thrilled but didn't want to get too excited.

Yesterday I took him back to Blue Pearl Vet for our appointment with Dr. Johnson. I gave her an update and since he stopped posturing she said she wanted to hold off on the round of Doxorubicin she had originally planned on giving him. She feels that Mojo not posturing anymore is a sign that the lymph nodes on his lumbar spine are shrinking. I asked her about doing an ultrasound to confirm but she didn't think it was necessary. Instead, she said to just keep an eye on him and to take things 24 hours at a time. If anything at all changes, not just Mojo going back to posturing, she wants me to let her know and bring him in immediately.

So now we are still hoping and praying that he is back in remission and more so, will STAY in remission. I am watching him like a hawk and am way too worried about him. Basically, I keep wondering whether anything he is doing or not doing is normal. I wonder if he's too quiet, too excited, eating too much, eating too little, sleeping too much, panting for no reason, pooping too much or too little...you get the picture. It's pretty stressful to say the least.

Here's a picture of my boy earlier today with Pepper curled up between his legs.

3 comments:

Kathy in KC said...

Hi Kristina,
I was just listening to this podcast today and thought of Mojo (what a cutie). I guess they give ldn to animals as well as people to balance the immune system. Thought you might be interested.

http://www.oneradionetwork.com/health/janet-perry-pharmacologist-bringing-the-immune-system-back-into-balance-with-low-dose-naltrexone-may-15-2012/

Me said...
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Me said...

Thank you - I will ask our vet.