This Handsome boy is 8 months post cancer diagnosis! Yesterday offered a wonderful early Valentines gift. Sarge had gained a much needed 10 lbs! Sarge had shown concerning weight loss the last 3 visits, while receiving carboplatin treatments, so his veterinarian (Dr. Heintz) wanted us to keep a close eye on that. With the help of the things he loves; peanut butter, scrambled eggs and lots of chicken to go on his grain free food, we packed the pounds on. He is now a perfect 90 lbs! The vet could not have been more pleased with his progress and said he looked amazing! Sarge is always excited to go to the vet hospital and just loves everyone there. His attitude has been stellar throughout this entire process. Sarge has always had a gentle, loving, calm demeanor, and a contagiously brilliant personality. Obviously a result of lots of love and effective training by Mom… Ok, in reality, probably his Mastiff/Boxer genetics. Sarge greets everyone in the office, then lays down next to Dr. Heintz and allows him to preform whatever needs to be done that day.
Dr Heintz said that even though we have completed the 6 scheduled chemo treatments back in December, he recommends that we revisit chemo about every 3 months as maintenance. Sarge did not tolerate the adriamycin, so we opted to utilize single drug regimen. Due to the fact sarge tolerates carboplatin so well, we do not have fear in continuing to do this and hope it will prolong his healthy, happy, fire pit loving, cancer-free days.
I know these days wont last for ever, and I am fully aware that Osteosarcoma returns, but for now, we are basking in the reality that he is pain-free, loving life, spreading his crazy perfect love to everyone he meets and filling the role of being his Mommies very best friend! My life will just not be the same with out my pawsome canine son.
I love you and am so very proud of your brave warrior spirit and lack of fear in the face of this often terrifying process. You are an inspiration to anyone facing life struggles.
On Valentines day we will spend the day basking in the unseasonably spectacular 75 degree weather, before the cold front and snow hits on Monday.
Here is to another day of celebrating LIFE!
A life filled with unconditional LOVE!
All you need is LOVE!
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