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A much better week!

Well here is our weekly pawsitive update for the cancer warrior Jessee!   Last week Jessee had started a new oral chemo treatment called Sirolimus.  One pill per day.  Two pills later and she was so sick.  Vomitting, diarrhea, losing her famous appetite and even a bit of sneezing.  Contacted our oncologist who agreed stop!  Got her started on Peptcid and some Metronidazole.  After a couple days it was almost gone.  Her poor tush was just raw from that episode.  She did rock some Great Dane diapers for a few days to make my life easier!  But I’m happy to say that as of Thursday it’s all cleared up.  And she is back to being happy go lucky Jessee.  New medication should arrive on Wednesday.  This time we are going to try Dasatinib with our fingers crossed.  She has just been having some really good days since Thursday.  Short walks, laying in the grass and pretending to be a big old dane cow, barking at the birds and anything else she hears.  We are trying to keep weight on her too so we have started adding olive oil to her oncology diet.  But again, living in the moment, staying positive, enjoying every minute.  Had lots of tears when we got this latest diagnosis until Peter and I talked and reminded ourselves back in Dec 2020 we were hoping for just a couple weeks to say goodbye to her.  We have been so fortunate with Jessee.  Here’s a couple of pictures on her walk yesterday

That’s Peter and Jaymee in the background.  She just loves this fresh sweet spring grass.  Nothing sprayed on it just wild.  She doesn’t need the harness now either.  That was to assist her during the recovery from that drug.

One thought on “A much better week!”

  1. WHEW! Oh my gosh what a scary time! Another roller coaster and Team Jessee showed it who is boss. YEAH!

    An oncologist once told us that treatment is like cooking pasta. You cook it up, throw it on the wall and see if it sticks. If it doesn’t, you keep cooking and try again. I love the way yours does exactly that to ensure Jessee has a good life on 3.

    YAY TEAM JESSEE!!!

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