Yuki ended the first round of his second time in chemo this week with a dose of Mitoxantrone. The Oncologist feels that Yuki is doing well enough he can take two weeks off instead of just one, and doesn't even need to come in for the off-week blood test. I'm hoping this is the case … Continue reading Yuki’s Story Continues: End of first round
It now appears the Pecos has Oral Melanoma on his lower lip. We now have two dogs with cancer. We took Pecos to the Vet last night to have her look at a growth on his lip. She did an aspiration for an official prognosis, but she's pretty sure it's Melanoma. He doesn't seem to … Continue reading Pecos’s Story: The Beginning
Yuki's cancer has returned. After about 5 months of celebrating Yuki's successful journey through chemotherapy to fight and put his Lymphoma into remission, July's discovery that his lymph nodes were swelling again was very upsetting. We had noticed in June/July that his skin problems were returning and Mom then noticed his lymph nodes increasing in … Continue reading Yuki’s Story: The Story (sadly) Continues
As mentioned previously, we have a new arrival, Dandy. She has been a very good dog and adapted extremely quickly to our home. We tell folks it's like she's been with us for years. One thing, however, the little rascal loves doing when she's outside and excited, is dig holes. Everywhere. Now, to be honest, … Continue reading Digger Dandy
As mentioned in other posts, Mom has a Turkish background. This means we eat at Turkish food restaurants from time to time. Me, I’m an admittedly very picky eater, while Mom is not. So it is always funny to me that one of the things I picked up a love for from Turkish restaurants is … Continue reading Photo: A statement on our times
I'm not going to string this out. Simply put, Yuki is CANCER FREE! Recently, Yuki went in for his final exam and "re-staging" after finishing his 20 weeks of chemotherapy. They did lots of tests that day, blood, ultrasounds, etc., and it all looked good. They also took a sample from one of his lymph … Continue reading Yuki’s Story: Finale
As was teased here previously, we have a new addition to our family. She's about 50lbs, cute as a button and is named "Dandy". Dandy comes to our family from Turkey! She is one of many rescue dogs (#turkeydogs) that have started coming to America from Turkey. The stories vary on how all these dogs … Continue reading Dandy’s trip to America
Just a short note to say that there's big news coming in relation to the dog population in our house.
One sunny afternoon and Pecos is going to soak up as much of it as possible! All the ballsAll the gatorsAll the bonesAll the wing’d firedrakersNothing comparesNothing nothing can sumtbqh nothing comparesTo a nap in the sun pic.twitter.com/nu3s6b1ESG— Scott (@writeandsee) April 9, 2018
Yuki is now on his last round of chemotherapy, and soon we'll know if all this was any help in extending his life. We are anxious to know if all these treatments will give us more time with our beloved pet, but they also made us realize that every moment with our dogs is a gift and that their presence in our life, and the affect they have on our lives, should never be take for granted.