Warning: There are some very raw emotions on this blog post that deal with Toby’s death. Today is exactly six months since Toby passed away. Six months since I watched him die right in front of me in the bed I placed him in on my Dad’s kitchen floor. It feels like it was yesterday.… Continue reading Six Months Later ….
“Best I’ve seen him.” Those were the words of Toby’s oncologist today during our third chemo visit since his lymphoma returned. I was beyond happy to hear those four words! His doctor also said none of his lymphnodes were swollen, all his blood tests were perfect and that he was going great. Toby was so… Continue reading The Day of Chemo Treatment
The night before Toby’s chemo, I’m always a bit sick to my stomach. “Will tomorrow be the day they tell me the treatment is no longer working? Are they going to say his lymphnodes are swollen again? Will the blood test show his liver enzymes are elevated because of the treatment? Are we going to… Continue reading The Night Before 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
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
Toby’s third chemo treatment is in the books! We are more than halfway through his treatments and the doctor could not be more pleased. The oncologist said all of his lymph nodes were normal, as was his blood counts, and he couldn’t ask for anything more at this point. Yay! I’m being cautiously optimistic, but… Continue reading Toby Gets What Toby Wants