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My Love/Hate Relationship with Chemo

My love/hate relationship with chemo is simple. I hate it, because poor Toby gets sleepy and little lethargic the first few days after his treatment. I love it, because it’s keeping the lymphoma controlled, and giving my dog more quality time on this Earth. Actually, it’s not chemo I hate, it’s more the prednisone that… Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship with Chemo

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Chemotherapy Is Now a Regular Part of Our Life

When I wrote our last post about Toby’s lymphoma returning, I apparently didn’t understand everything very well. The key thing I didn’t totally grasp was that unlike last time when Toby was taken off the chemo, this time, he will be on it for as long as it is working for him/he is tolerating it.… Continue reading Chemotherapy Is Now a Regular Part of Our Life

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My Dog’s Birthday I Never Thought We’d Celebrate 

Yesterday was Toby’s 9th birthday. When he was diagnosed with canine lymphoma in April, yesterday, was a day I didn’t think I would see. I have never in my life been so happy to be so wrong. There is nothing more in this world that I love more than Toby (and Maddux). He has been… Continue reading My Dog’s Birthday I Never Thought We’d Celebrate 

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Canine Cancer Diaries: Toby’s First Post Chemo Outing 

August 1! August 1! This meant Toby got to start doing fun stuff again, and to celebrate we went back to the very first place I took Toby on his way home the day I got him – to see my mom in the nursing home. He used to visit her everyday for years with… Continue reading Canine Cancer Diaries: Toby’s First Post Chemo Outing 

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Two Weeks After Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment

Ahhhh! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since Toby’s last chemo treatment. It’s weird, because it seems like it was so long ago, but his first treatment feels like it was yesterday. We have one more day – Aug. 1 – until he can start doing things again. Yes, he has to ease into… Continue reading Two Weeks After Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment

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My Dog Ate Xylitol-Filled Chewing Gum

It’s one of many pet owners’ nightmares – your dog ate xylitol-filled chewing gum. In my case, Maddux threw up xylitol-filled chewing gum, and did it a half hour before I had to be at my grandfather’s funeral. The good news is that Maddux is fine. But, panic that set in and series of events that… Continue reading My Dog Ate Xylitol-Filled Chewing Gum

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Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment 

Has it really been three months and five chemo treatments since Toby was diagnosed with lymphoma? If you’re following us on social media, you already know that yesterday was Toby’s last chemo treatment, and was likely harder on me emotionally than his first. But, there was really, really good news, which we shared on Facebook… Continue reading Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment