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Josie The Greatest Dane

Josie's Journey with Osteosarcoma

Josie The Greatest Dane

She is alive…and she is happy….and that is all that matters!

April 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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Chemo….round two.

We drove to Madison on Thursday morning. Just Josie and I. I think she knew where we were going because she wouldn’t allow herself more than a snooze the entire 2 plus hour ride to the hospital. She laid in the back of the Jeep with one eye open almost the entire trip. We arrived right on time and they drew blood and then we had to wait 2 hours for the chemo to arrive at the lab. Josie was happy to leave during that time and we used it wisely to go visit Brittany at work. The inevitable time came to head back to the hospital for her infusion and once again I had to walk her to the back room….she is like a stubborn mule when it comes to leaving me…..but, can you blame her? It seems she is always getting poked with needles or cut open while we are apart…

She slept the entire way home….completely zonked….

Side effects seem to be the same as last time. Loss of appetite being the main thing. She eats just a little….so I try to feed her more often.

Today is Sunday and it is cold and windy here in WI. I took the girls for a nice long 2 hour walk today….Josie style…that means we walk at her pace….slow….and let her smell what ever she wants…..for as long as she wants….well, within reason. She even ventured off the path a few times. We didnt run into but a few dogs today, mostly fishermen out today, the river is high and fast and looks like chocolate milk.

All in all, Josie is doing great! She is alive…and she is happy….and that is all that matters!


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6 Comments so far ↓

  • maggie

    Sounds like a great report about Josie!!! Keep up the good work girl!

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  • Carmen (Catie's Mom)

    Very pleased to hear Josie’s doing so well! I’ve been watching for an update and so glad it’s a positive one.

    Carmen

  • jakesmom

    So glad that Josie is doing well after her chemo!!

    Sending you and Josie lots of hugs and kisses!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  • anyemery

    Yay, Josie! We’re glad to hear you’re doing well! Holly also loses her appetite after chemo. One thing that she does like… salmon ice cubes (I make them from canned salmon and water – usually in a little baggie or cup – and freeze them). Even when other food doesn’t sound so good to her, she’s usually up for those. And it helps me since I know it also helps to keep her hydrated. One caustion, though – they smell! I make Holly eat them on an old towel – she’d prefer to eat them on the dining room rug! Did Josie get some anti-nausea meds for the week after chemo? Once Holly’s vet prescribed those things seemed to go better for her.

    Best wishes for enjoying food again, Josie!
    Hugs,
    Holly and Holly’s mom

  • jerry

    Bravo! Three cheers for another success!

    You’re so right; living life one day at a time really makes us appreciate all that we do have at that moment. Sometimes it’s so hard to see how lucky we really are, but it sounds like you’re definitely on the right track. Keep it up!

    Hey Holly, those ice cubes sound PAWESOME!!! I swear we have to try some on Wyatt Ray. I think my pawrents would eat fight him for them, they sound so tasty!

  • Mike

    Mia and Josie –

    So good to read this… All of you are in our prayers every day. Just love the Dawg as the Dawg will always love you! Today is a great day for both of you!!!

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