Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You are so boo ti ful...........

This is the song I that I sing to Jinx in our cuddle time: You are so boo ti ful (my massacre of beautiful, but she seems to enjoy it!) to meeeee, you are so boo ti ful to meeee, can't you see? You're everything I hoped for, you're everything I need, you are so boo ti ful TO MEEEE.

We had a bicocom treatment today and came home loaded with new drugs. A giant bottle of Neoplasene, since that was cheaper than multiple small bottles. Let's face it, Neoplasene isn't cheap no matter what the container. But we discussed when to know if it was working and what to do, and my plan is to continue with the 2.5 ml dose 2x per day, since she tolerates it with no problem, to the 7 1/2 month mark. The significance of that is that research showed the median return date for the cancer with amputation was 7 1/2 months. If Jinxy is still going strong at that point I will decide whether we need to continue at that dosage or not.

She runs into the exam room. A contrast from what I am told of owners having to drag their resistant dogs in. I make the visits special. For Jinx, this is the place where she gets fed Solid Gold "Tiny Tots" and no where else. She does her repertoire of tricks as we wait and then patiently practices the "lay" command which has her on her side with her head, for the treatment. When I took Ali, that was where he got to play with his monkey fist ball, which he loves, and he would hold it in his mouth for the entire treatment.

The prognosis today was that Jinx is doing very well, energy levels are fine and she feels good. The Chinese herbs I give her change with whatever the "magic wand" says she needs. We first used Blood's Palace, Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang, from Kan Essentials. Next as a product from Natural Path Herb company called Xiao Chai Hu Tang and today a new one replaced that: Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang.

And now my boo ti ful puppy dog is happily chewing on her bone at home! And she is, indeed, everything I hoped for.