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Fourth Chemo Session…

December 14th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

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Bruiser’s 4th chemotherapy session is quickly approaching. According to Bruiser’s vet, the “typical” Carboplatin treatment calls for four doses of the drug, but we will most likely have six doses as there is some evidence that six doses may be more effective than four. However, we cannot be certain this is the plan until after we complete the fourth dose and then have x-rays taken of his lungs. We have to be certain the cancer has not metastisized before doing additional treatments. We hope and pray that Bruiser’s lung x-rays will be clear. Please keep us in your thoughts.

In the meantime, Bruiser is doing great! He went for his longest post-amputation walk the other day and I could not have been more proud! He ran down a steep hill and looked just like the Bruiser-of-old. He didn’t consider the fact that eventually he would have to go back up the hill and he was plenty tired on the way home. I also think he was just buying his time before heading back inside. He is such a diva.

Bruiser is going to have an awesome Christmas this year. Chris and I have already bought him tons of toys and a new dog bed (not that he is likely to use it as he is plenty comfy snuggling with me  in our bed). Maybe Chris will get some use out of it? Santa will also bring Bruiser lots of goodies since he has been such a good boy! I am going to make it my personal mission to make Bruiser ‘s Christmas experience this year the greatest day a dog could ever hope for.

Happy Holidays!

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10 Comments so far ↓

  • Tundra

    Merry Christmas Bruiser and family!

  • admin

    According to Bruiser’s vet, the “typical” Carboplatin treatment calls for four doses of the drug…

    Well, that used to be the case. Check out our video interview with Board Certified Veterinary Oncologist Dr. Mona Rosenberg discussing recent findings about the new recommended Carboplatin regimen for osteosarcoma treatment.

    PS: That portrait of bruiser is beautiful!

  • Mackenzie's Mom

    Way to go Bruiser!! Awesome that you went on your longest walk yet. Good luck on your next chemo treatment. Mackenzie had 5 carboplatin treatments in all (her vet, who is from the same vet cancer group that admn mentioned above) recommended 6 treatments due to the studies that showed that 6 seems to work more effectively than 4. But you need to do what is the best for you and Bruiser. That’s why we opted for 5. Seemed like the right balance. Now it’s been 15 months since Mackenzie’s diagnosis and she’s still doing great.
    So here’s wishing Bruiser an awesome Christmas and doing more long walks! Yea Bruiser!

  • jerry

    Hoppy Holidays to you too my big friend! Wooo hoooo!

  • Ginger

    We know Santa Paws will treat Bruiser right this year. We will be sending lots of pawsitive thoughts and prayer you way as Bruiser’s fourth treatment approaches. Keep us posted on how things go.

  • etgayle

    great news bruiser – hope you get everything you can wish for this christmas!!!!!

    gayle & charon

  • CatiesMom

    Oh, he is just doing so great. Attaboy! And that is honestly an absolutely stunning portrait of Bruiser!

    Keeping you in our thoughts that all goes well with the chemo and the lung xrays.

    Bruiser, this would be the year to ask for pretty much EVERYTHING you can think of. 🙂

  • Natasha

    YAY! Go Bruiser 😀

  • maggie

    Good report Bruiser! Sounds like you’re gonna have one heck of a Christmas!!! 🙂

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  • janeothejungle

    Sending warm, fuzzy holidays wishes your way, Bruiser!! Keep on truckin!

    Luvs, Rosie

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