Miracle Drug(s)?

27 Jul

I started this blog by saying “Jasper has cancer.” Today I’d like to make a change. “Jasper is living with cancer.”

Ever since we returned from our South Dakota road trip – and after he slept for nearly two days straight – he’s been acting like a young, healthy dog once again. He’s eating all his food, hopping on the bed to wake us up in the morning and chewing on his favorite purple squeaky toy just like the good old days. I think all the hiking, swimming and fresh air did him good!

Jasper's pills
Photo: Just a few of Jasper’s cancer pills

He’s also taking a collection of 7+ different pills, but so far (fingers crossed) the latest chemo drugs don’t seem to be adversely affecting him. From what we can see, the tumor on his side appears to have stabilized. He has another appointment this Thursday at the University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital, so we’ll have a better idea of his condition after that.

I said earlier that I was going to write about the ups and downs of living with a pet who has cancer. This has certainly been an “up” period, so we’re really thankful. I’m not sure how long it will last, but I’m not thinking about that tonight.

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6 Responses to “Miracle Drug(s)?”

  1. Lori Hecomovich July 27, 2010 at 9:26 PM #

    prayers are being answered. Keep positive. 🙂

    • Nicole Soszynski August 5, 2010 at 3:57 PM #

      Hello Todd,

      I know this is a random spot to post, but I want to let you know that the story is up on the Tails website. Here is the link http://bit.ly/cWA4cI Let me know if it did not send, or you can go to the website http://www.tailsinc.com

      Thanks again!!

  2. kate July 28, 2010 at 8:19 AM #

    Wonderful news!

  3. Sarah July 28, 2010 at 10:22 AM #

    So glad he’s feeling well!

  4. Susel August 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM #

    this is definitely an “up”!

  5. Kelly August 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM #

    So happy that you got to take this trip with Jasper and the rest of the family, and so happy that he is feeling well!

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