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Preparing to Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research

If you read my previous post, “Can I Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research? Part I,” you know it’s my goal to try and do this with Toby.  You also might know, it has been a lot harder than I thought it would be  in terms of finding a place as well as the… Continue reading Preparing to Donate My Dog’s Body to Cancer Research

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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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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