chemo #3 — what a long day!!

yesterday we put chemo #3 in the books… what a loooonnnggg day!! got there at 8:30 am and didn’t leave til after 5 in the afternoon..  i was exhausted!!  of course my sister charon sat on a little stool next to the cage the whole time i got fluids and the red koolaid and then more fluids..her butt must be a bit sore i think.  she almost finished knitting the whole pair of socks she brought to work on.  i’m really tired today, need to nap extra hard i think…  only two more of these kind of days, then no more … i’ll be glad to get this all done.  just the thought of two more makes me need to nap…  last one to the sofa bed in the library is a rotten egg!!!

bath day…..

today was bath day for me and my older sister jane.  ughhhhhhhhhh how i hate the bathtub and all that shampoo and water…  i like being shiny and clean, but ughhhhhhhhh  the bath is just no fun for me.  just cause i look like mostly lab doesn’t mean this girl likes the water!!!  i need a nap!!!

for gayle

when i was diagnosed with cancer, charon would gladly have given me her limb, to save mine.  but we know that wasn’t possible.  she did the next best thing, by putting my footprints on her right front ‘leg’.  we share this limb now.  this reminds both of us that we’re sisters forever, and nothing can ever change that…  forever is good.

Today is my Two Month Ampuversary!

wow, it sure doesn’t seem like it’s been two months since that fateful day, but here i am, april 17th, enjoying a beautiful day with my family!!  slept a little late (but who wouldn’t want to celebrate with a nap), and had a little nosh for breakfast so far.  i’m pretty proud of how my hair is growing back over that ginormous scar, and i must say i’m even more beautiful than before (if that’s possible!).  i wish my charon would let me use the stairs more, but she insists on me wearing my vest and her holding on…she’s pretty brave, but not with stairs i guess.

  i raced down the back yard yesterday when i saw a strange dog in the woods, but he scooted away before i could get to him to find out his story.  our yard backs up to a park, so i’m hoping he was looking for his human and wasn’t lost!!  

glad to be doing so well today, and everyday…life’s a gift fur sure!!!!!

chemo treatment #2 in the books

yesterday was chemo treatment number two.  it’s such a long day, with the blood work, the fluids, and all that noise at the vet clinic…  wow i never knew how loud dachhounds (how do you  spell that…) can be!!!  there were five of them their, and wowsy…it was like a rock concert!!  after a bit of trouble getting my catheter in my ‘good leg’, it was smooth sailing otherwise.  when i got home in the afternoon, a long nap was called for, and then another prior to bed time.  i’ve decided to enjoy a wonderful spring day today, by celebrating with yet another nap.  my older sister jane (a 14 year old shepherd mix) and my kitty brother murphy joined me in the library for a nice snooze.  wow, sunshine, cool breeze, birds singing…life is good here for this little gal…  think i’ll try just one more nap before dinner!