Yuki’s Story: Round 2

25. December 2017 Pecos, Yuki 0
Yuki’s Story: Round 2
The second round completes The Holiday season is upon us and Yuki is finishing “Round 2” of his chemotherapy. The coming week will be his rest week with only a blood CBC to be performed to check his overall health. Nothing changed this time from the previous round. Vincristine, Cytoxan, Vincristine again, and finally Doxorubicin. ...

Yuki’s Story: Week 3 & 4

24. November 2017 Pecos, Yuki 1
Yuki’s Story: Week 3 & 4
Vincristine Returns and Doxorubicin bows This week Yuki received his second helping of Vincristine. This was the first time the oncologist made an adjustment to the dosage by backing off just a little bit due to the diarrhea Yuki had after the first time around with Vincristine. Yuki tolerated the week 3 therapy quite well ...

Yuki’s Story: Week 2

09. November 2017 YukiPecos 0
Yuki’s Story: Week 2
Cytoxan and Pecos This week Yuki was introduced to Cytoxan, the second pharmaceutical weapon in the oncologist’s arsenal. With this drug, we have the first time we directly participate in chemotherapy dosing. Unlike Vincristine, and Lspar before it, Cytoxan is a three-dose treatment via pill. The first dose is given at the oncologist’s office where ...

Yuki’s Story: Week 1

08. November 2017 Yuki 0
Yuki’s Story: Week 1
Chemotherapy begins On a Friday in October, Yuki went in for his first treatment, Vincristine. Yuki’s new schedule is a drop-off early in the morning, along with paperwork detailing the past week and how he tolerated the previous treatment, followed by a quick blood test to make sure he’s healthy enough to continue the treatments. ...

Yuki’s Story: Week 0

02. November 2017 Yuki 0
Yuki’s Story: Week 0
The Diagnosis In October of 2017 our worst fears for Yuki came true when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Yuki had been fighting some kind of sinus infection (again) when one of his bottom lips became very inflamed. This had happened once just after we adopted him (the inflamed lip) so between the two problems ...

Yuki’s Story: Introduction

01. November 2017 Yuki 0
Yuki’s Story: Introduction
Introduction Yuki was born on June 6, 2009, part of a litter belonging to a breeder somewhere in central Virginia. According to his records, Yuki came into this world full of problems. Diagnosed almost immediately with hip displasia, and soon after that, a worm infestation. It’s unknown if Yuki was the alpha of the litter, ...

Photo: Doggone Photogenic

27. February 2017 Pecos 0
If there’s one thing on the earth that Pecos is great for it’s being photographed. Yuki, with his previous modeling career, literally runs away any time a camera is pointed at him. Well, maybe not “runs away”, but he’ll look away, start fidgeting, and yes, even get up and walk away. Pecos, on the other ...

Photo: Ice Cream!

27. February 2017 YukiPecos 0
Last summer Mom found some Peanut Butter flavored ice cream treats for dogs. These turned out to be just the thing on hot days to help these two cool down in the evening after running around outside in the early evening… I have no idea if dogs have the concept of the ice cream headache, ...

Photo: We’ve all had one of those days.

27. February 2017 Pecos 0
Pecos was taking a nap one afternoon and when I came across his sleeping heap, he was striking quite the pose. I simply couldn’t resist from immortalizing the moment for all eternity.   Mom was quick to mention that had this been a picture of a person they’d want all copies burned.

Photo: Pool Party

18. August 2016 YukiPecos 0
For the last couple years we’ve picked up a pool at PetsMart for the dogs to play in. Usually in the past, Yuki was the only one interested, but this year Pecos got his first experience with one of these pools