It has been 10 weeks since Marley's Lymphoma (B-cell) diagnosis and 9 weeks of treatments. She has just finished her second round of chemo. Each round is 4 treatments (Vincristine, Cytovan, Vincristine, Doxorubicin) and a week off for blood work. She is still in remission and for that we are thankful. This coming Monday is her week off treatment and she'll go in for blood work. The following Monday she will begin the maintenance portion of the CHOP protocol with an IV dose of Vincristine. After that she will go back every two weeks.
She is handling her treatments well with the exception of the Doxorubicin. Her first dose made her nauseous - she didn't eat for a day and a half - and she slept a lot more. Yesterday's dose was lowered and she handled it very well. No nausea that I saw but she is getting Cerenia, two pills once a day. She has not had any GI upset.
Marley has retained all her spunk and doesn't miss a time to yell at me if I'm late with dinner. She still play bows with me and is my shadow. I wouldn't have it any other way. She does sleep deeper and might be a little hard of hearing - the telltale sign of that was when she didn't hear the box of crackers being opened in the other room - but at 13, it all seems normal.
This is the most recent photo I have of Marley. It was taken for a "How Did Your Dog Get Its Name" challenge.
I will update as we go along.