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Nothing But Love in Her Heart

Nov 07

Things seem a little better every day  Today it is a week since Fallon’s first chemo.  She really weathered it with no ill effects.  We’ve seen none of the things we were supposed to look out for—no  loose stools or nausea, her appetite is great and she’s feeling really good—and acting like her old self more and more every day.

 

She tries to be independent.  She goes upstairs easily, and down with a little more trouble—but she wants to do it herself.  We had been leading and supporting her with an assistance harness, which she tolerates, but she does not want to be carried.  We’re worried because stopping is harder without a front leg, but she’s working it out.  She falls sometimes when walking, but she gets right back up.  We have a rehab consult coming soon and we’ll ask how we can help her with this.

 

She just looks better.  Her eyes have their sparkle back, and she cycles from me to her Dad for petting and cuddling—which is her favorite activity.  She is not on any pain meds and she seems very comfortable.  She seems happy.  I really did not notice that she had been not sleeping well before being a tripawd, but her Dad sure did.  She used to lay with her eyes open, panting—and now she is back at her normal 22 hours of restful sleep.  The pain was showing in ways I wasn’t picking up on.  I gotta get better at this.

 

We were instructed by her oncology team to start antibiotics today, so we did.  And we’re continuing on K9 Immunity Plus treats about 4 times a day.  She LOVES these.  They smell like something she would love (not me). I am sure Maggie would love them too, but they are just a little costy to think about sharing, unfortunately.  We did not have to use any of the preventative meds we took home in case of chemo side effects, thankfully.  So the medication part of Fallon’s life has been good, too.

 

This week we have an appointment for her bloodwork, to make sure her white cells are in good enough numbers for chemotherapy on the 20th.

 

We’re maybe planning a short vacation with the girls!  We go to Niagara Falls, Canada a couple of times a year.  The hotel we stay at is in a neighborhood that will be easy for Fallon to walk in, and it is pretty centrally located, so we can tailor walks to what she is able to do.  We’re thinking about the middle of December so we can see the Christmas lights and decorations.  We still have to see what the next few weeks bring, but it’s fun to have something to look forward to with Fallon and the whole family.

My pretty girl–woke her up 🙁

More to come…

4 comments so far

  1. Anne
    11:09 am - 11-7-2017

    Make my heart happy to read this, and I could see her making her way between you both for her cuddles! So very thankful Fallon is doing well and everyone is settling in. Hugs and love to you all, extra special hugs and kisses for Fallon and Maggie. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. paws120
    11:28 pm - 11-7-2017

    So glad to hear that Fallon is doing well! You are doing a wonderful job with her and now you are finally starting to see all this hard work pay off 🙂 I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing more about her progress!
    Big hugs to your beautiful pack,
    Jackie

  3. benny55
    5:35 am - 11-8-2017

    Fallon, you just envelop me with your beauty!! Such a beautiful gal!

    Really glad to hear how well you are doing. Seeing Fallon’s sparkle come back and seeing how comfortable she is now is so uplifting! And sounds like you are sailing through your chemo like a champ too!

    Your Niagara Falls Christmas time getaway sounds WONDERFUL! And we look forward to pictures…HINT! 🙂

    Hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  4. jerry
    10:17 pm - 11-8-2017

    You guys have all made such huge pawgress, 3-paws up to your pack! Yes, this journey is filled with many lessons (especially learning about pain signals) and you are passing them all with flying colors. Fallon’s look just says it all. Your tight-knit pack is back in the groove and life is good. YAY! We can’t wait to see pictures of your Christmas getaway, what a treat that will be 🙂

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