Has anybody ever done chemo or have any
experiences with this?
My vet suggested supportive care with prednisone
but, I would aslo like to give him something to boost
his immune system.
Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
|I am so sorry|
|Oh, that is crappy news.
I don't have any experience, so I am not any help. Just a big coming your way.
|Like others, I offer loads of sympathy. I don't have any experience with this but hope someone will come along who does. . .|
|Oh, no . I gave Beau (he had synovi sarcoma) CAS Options, it's an extra strength immune and antioxidant support we got from his cancer vet. There are different brands of it, your vet may use another kind. I still have about 60 left that are still good and would be happy to send them to you. Because he was also on Derammax we gave him milk thistle for liver support, if I remember correctly it was at the human dosage.|
|Oh, thats to bad. Sorry.|
|I am so sorry.|
|I am so sorry that you and your pupper are going through this.|
|Kathy, I'm so sorry for you and Quin. Give him a huggle from me.|
|My sister just lost her 2 golden retrievers to this I am so sorry Her male was very sudden but the female she found out pretty quick. She did do the chemo and more. If you would like I could see if she would email you her info ........ she did soooo much research and even was going to Tufts University in Boston for some type of treatment. Send me a pm and I would be happy to give it to her. PLease keep the faith it doesn't always end sad.|
|Oh, my - what sad news! I am so sorry you and Quinn are having to face this.|
|Hugs to Quinn from Tonks and Luna!!! You guys will be in our thoughts during this tough time. But i think you are approaching it smartly; looking to help his immune system and such. I wish I knew more, so I could offer advice instead of just our best wishes!|
|i am so sorry....give quinn a big kiss from us|
|Kathy I am so sorry.
Hugs to you and Marty and that precious baby Quin.
|So sad, sorry I cant offer you any advice just send you hugs....xx|
|Thanks everybody....I have to say I am still pretty much in a funk!
He is feeling good today after his dose of prednisone and
we went shopping.
We got Evo food which he gobbled down.....
Still weighing our options BUT, today is a good day so
we will take it one day at a time....
|I'm really sorry about Quin. I wish I had advice to give.|
|Sorry to hear about Quin lymphoma is so aggrssive, had a friend who's OES had it, they went the road of chemo and it did not prolong much in quality of life. He died a few months after the chemo stopped, lost his coat, was sick and had diarreah on and off as each treatment was done.
Your vet really has the best advice, palative care, keeping a good quality of life going, keeping him comfortable and happy.
Look to a Holisitic approach to help support his system by talking to some sort of specialist there, in conjunction with conventional treament, they also have good cancer diets and supplements to help support their systems especially while on predisone and going through all of this..
Hugs and thinking of you and Quin.
|mt dollly had the same thing and they told me she only had a week to live,, 14 months later she was still my dolly .. i pray for you|
|Quin went to class tonight and did well!
I only took him for 30 minutes as he tires easily!
He has to practice to get his CGC in a few weeks!
I want to try to keep him on his regular schedule unless
he can't do it!
(He loves his classes, seeing him in class you would
never think he was sick!)
I switched his food too fast and he has some diarrhea from it
but, I just wanted him to eat!
He quit eating Wellnes but, we put him on Evo
(high protein , less carbs)
This is just not fair to the boy..such a doll!
Thank you all for your support!
So very sorry to hear of Quin's diagnosis
This news just took my breath away
Gosh >>>I know nothing of this nasty C lymphoma
Wish I had something profound to say...just got sniffs & snuffles here
I do know about the power of prayer & love
Sending you & Quin hugs & all my prayers
PS Glad y'all went to class..way to go Quin
Sorry about the poopy butt
Have you ever used Transitions by Eagle Pack
• Ingredients include Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics
|Kathy, any type of cancer is helped by eliminating as much wheat as possible, it feeds the cancer cells. If you make your own treats you can use bean flours such as garbanzo.|
Kathy, any type of cancer is helped by eliminating as much wheat as possible, it feeds the cancer cells. If you make your own treats you can use bean flours such as garbanzo.
Luckily for us we didn't have to change that, he has
always been on a wheat free diet due to his allergies!
|I am so very sorry for both Quinn and you|
|Sorry to hear about the news about Quin. He is such a cutie.|
|sending you all|
|Update on Quin......
He is feeling wonderful (I am sure that is his high dose of pred)
It is so hard to know that he is ill....
I talked to my vet today, they are going to call the oncology doctor
at NC State Vet School to ask about their new clinical trial
on bone marrow transplant for lymphoma.
(my vet didn't even know about it so, I encourage folks to
talk to others.....)
I am still not sure which road we will take but, we are looking into
I had ruled out chemo but, if this bone marrow transplant is an
option it is a CURE!
I will keep you all updated and thanks so much for your support!
|My guys send hugs. Thinking of you.|
|great news keep us posted|
|I'm so sorry to read about Quin health.
We lost our German Shepherd to cancer a few years ago.
The prednisone had him acting like a young pup.
Wishing you luck with whatever you decide to do.
|Sorry to hear about Quin. Hope the vet @ N.C. State has some good news.|
|I hope you can get into the trial there at NCState, Kathy. I'm really sorry to hear that Quinn is sick. It's heartbreaking news. Please do keep us posted.|
|Harvey wants Quinn to know that he is in our thoughts, as are you. Big|
|I'm keeping you and Quin in my thoughts, and we have all 20 paws crossed for extra luck|
I think we are not going to put him through too much!
I hanve thought about this long and hard.
He is so happy for now and I don't wanna stress him!
Thank you all for your thoughts...
Quin is doing well for now and we will take each day
as it comes.....
Thank you all
|Quin is still hanging in there....
He is very sleepy but, otherwise OK!
I don't think the vet school is taking trials as I initially thought...
The bone marrow transplant is 15,000
BUT...I am still checking options..
|you need to just take it day by day hugs to quin|
|I am so sorry we will keep you all in our prayers.
“A dog wags its tail with its heart”
|I'm glad to hear Quin is doing well, Kathy. Good luck with whatever you decide on treatmentwise!|
|Aw, Kathy, this is so heart-breaking! All you can do is just keeping loving on Quin as you have been, letting him know how much you love him. Big hugs to the little guy! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.|
|Olivia sheepie got that **** disease. Couple years before spent a bucket of $ on chemo for Abbott Newf with with poor results. Didn't treat the Big O. She just faded away, not weaker but her spirit remained high, her sister was a big help keeping O content. Finally she lost interest in food and life. We didn't let her get too bad. I've never regretted how we handled that. You are the best judge what you should do, what you can do. Each dog is unique. Make every day for Quinn special.
|Kathy, Chauncey & I send lots of prayer's.
You have the wonderful advantage of living in a state that is one of the best for higher education. If NC State can't get you in, there is UNC, Vanderbilt, Duke, East Carolina, ect...... Ask your vet for contact information or call the other Universities for info on their programs.
A former and future North Carolinian
|Thank you all!!!
He acts so totally normal it is hard to think he is sick!
I would never have known had I not noticed his swollen
He is doing wonderful with his supplements(thank you Holly)
He is on a close to Raw diet....Wellness Core
(was on Evo but, I was told that was too high protein)
I have talked to another vet who wants to do chest xrays and
see how they look, maybe an ultrasound.
He said if the lymphoma was isolated to his sub mandibular nodes
that chemo may be a good idea.....
Still trying to do what is best......I have no idea what that is!
He also mentioned that having him on antibiotics and steroids so
much for his skin infections probably has a large play in this.
Again......Thank you all, you are the best!
|Quinn I give you big hugs! I hope my sisters experience with this dreaded disease helped you some. Keep the faith and take your que's from Quinn he will guide you through this ..... my sister had a tough time but she learned alot and and I am tryiong to encourage her to take her knowledge and help others with their pets...... it's a long road just hang in there....
Holly and I send tons of sheepie kisses your way!!! If ya need anything please just ask!
|Mitch has been diagnosed with this today .All his lymph nodes are swollen.
He is like Quin at the moment very tired but still likes playing with his toys even if it's only for a short while.
He has just had his chemo injection and steroids 4 hours ago and he is layed sound asleep only waking for the essentional rump scratch off his mam.
|Sending lots of hugs and sheepie kisses from the boys. I'm so sorry this has happened with Quin and now Mitch too.
Over the years I've written many post regarding the amazing results I had boosting up Shaggy's immune system using food/natural vitamins when she too didn't seem to get better with chemo. I hope you do a search and if you can't find it I'll try to refresh my memory or try to dig up her old records.
Thinking of you both.
I can only get bits of chicken down Mitch at the moment.He just isn't interested in eating at the moment .
In preparation for when he does start eating i am preparing a shopping list.So far i have got :- Carrots and green leafy vegetables.Chicken and oily fish.Cottage cheese and eggs.
Vit E,Omega 3 fish oils.
Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Some good news is mitches Lymph nodes are going down and his energy levels have improved .
|Glad to hear Max is perking up!
I think that the CAS Options that we
put Quin on really helped him!
He is also getting vitamin e and ester c.
He is eating Wellness Core with
a higher protein level than regular food.
My new vet is talking to the oncologist today
so, if I get any other input I will let you know.
|Dee and Abi|
|Geesh, I said Max....sorry
How is Mitch doing???
I hope today was a good day for your boy!
|Today Mitch is doing great .
It is snowing here at the moment and Mitch has been chasing the snowflakes on his morning walk.
His energy levels are near normal .His lymph nodes (apart from one on his back leg) have all gone down.Which is a relief because the ones in his throat were very swollen and he was finding it hard to breath.
He has had no serious reactions to the chemo .The only thing that we have noticed is he is peeing a lot more.
Wednesday tea time he started eating .
He is eating 4 cans of wheat free dog food plus fresh meat/fish ,veg , and 4 omega 3 tablets a day .
Hope Quin is feeling good today .
Julianne,Mitch and Marley.
|Iam so happy for Mitch!!!
You just have to take one day at a time....
Quin is doing wonderful, he has the poopies today because,
I gave him some Pot Roast
I have to remember to watch what I give him!
I only worked half a day today and we went out for a ride!
Enjoy each day!
I loaded up Shaggy with lots of betotene veggies...carrots either cooked or raw are great, sweet potatoes - really high Vit C content (Shaggy only ate these cooked.)
I would boil chicken , remove it, keep juice, pick meat off bones, return, add carrots, sweet potatoes and perhaps a green vegetable. She loved it. I would also sometimes feed her organ meats as I heard they are high in vitamins (although use sparingly and only occasionally) things like liver, heart and kidney.
Her blood platlete count was very low 13 and she needed blood transfusions from Blue. When I placed her on that diet and returned to the vet the next time, Shagggy's platlete count jumped to 200 (dogs normal count is 185 if I remember correctly) as this was aprox 5 years ago. I also supplemented it with 3 types of immune system vits. My vet at the time who was very open to holistic healing as the traditional type didn't appear to work said "whatever you're doing keep it up..!".
Shaggy went on to live another 6 or 8 years on that diet, until she passed away at age 15 1/2.
Shaggy didn't have leukemia but Immune Deficiency Thrombocytopenia which is similar in many ways. I am sending lots of love and big hugs to Quinn.
Quin has always loved his veggies so, that has made this
a bit smoother!
I am still debating on whether to try chemo....
He is doing well right now but, I know that may not last!
What supplements did you give to Shaggy?
I am wondering if I should also give Milk Thistle since
he is on a high dose of pred?
There is just absolutely no way to express how much I Love him!
I am sure you know the feeling...
I love all of my dogs BUT, Quinnie is Mommas Boy!
We just live each day and hope for the best....
I took him to work yesterday and he was totally thrilled
to see an old friend and meet others! (new job)
I loved to see that nubbin going so fast!
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