Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mimi's first chemo treatment

What a day! Mimi and I are both exhausted but for different reasons. I went to doggie daycare where mom works. Lots of very energetic dogs, and although I don't play, I never sat still. Except for the few times the ladies carried me around the room. Everytime I heard my mom's voice I barked to tell her I wanted her but she must not have heard me. I mean, she wouldn't ignore me right? I did have lunch with mom, she shared her banana and yogurt with me and Aunt Robbin shared her apple.
Mimi's day wasn't quite as fun as mine. Mom dropped her off at the vet's this morning for her first chemo treatment. The vet gave her a sedative so she would relax and be still for the IV treatment. The vet said she did fine and Mimi was very happy to hear mom, so much so she cried and wagged her tail. Mimi was acting funny when mom brought her home, mom said she was still sedated. She must be feeling better now because she barked at the pizza delivery guy and polished off some boiled chicken for dinner. (Hey, I didn't get any chicken)
Mimi looked funny when she returned home, both her front legs where yellow with green hearts on them. Weird! Mom removed whatever those were before Mimi had a chance to chew them off. Her next chemo treatment is in three weeks. I guess that means more doggie daycare for me!
Time to curl up with Mimi and nap.
Good night and good treats.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mimi's next step

Mimi went to see the vet on Saturday so mom and dad could discuss chemo therapy for Mimi. I went along for moral support...and the treats. First the vet checked Mimi's incision because she got all her stitches out (no wonder she was so restless in the cage). Next, he put 3 staples on Mimi's incision and believe it or not, Mimi got all those out too!
Mom and dad decided to try chemo therapy for Mimi and it starts tomorrow. I guess Mimi will be gone all day, and mom said I will be going to Paws by the Lake with her. That should be fun for me, but not so much for Mimi.
We all have our paws and fingers crossed that this works for Mimi and that she doesn't get too sick from it. I love my sister and want her to be well.

For now we are both resting, as usual.
More updates to follow.
Good night and good treats.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mimi's back!!!!!!

Yee-hah! Mom brought Mimi back from the hospital today! She's doing fine, bouncing around and wagging like crazy. I, on the other hand, have been a wreck. Although I got to sleep in the Big Bed last night, I was very stressed out today, alone in the cage. I was so upset when Mom and Dad went to work that I tried pulling the blanket on top of the cage through the cage itself. Plus, I must've barked and cried all day - so much that I'm hoarse and wheezey. Anyway, I'm just glad my sister's back and OK (but don't tell her that). Mom & Dad were saying something about Mimi getting Keno, but I don't know - she's not really into gambling. In any event, I'm glad things are getting back to normal here. I'll keep you posted.
Good night, and good treats!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mimi's surgery

Mimi's surgery was today. Mom dropped her off early this morning so I got to spend the whole day alone in the cage. (And although I loved having the cage to myself, I do miss my sister)
Mimi's vet did a wonderful job with the surgery. This tumor was located on the colon, thankfully not through the colon wall. He removed the tumor but they cannot get all the cells so there is a good possibility that it will grow back again.
Mom stayed with Mimi while she woke up from the anesthesia and mom was very sad to leave Mimi at the vet tonight.
We will all go to the vet tomorrow evening to pick Mimi up and bring her home.
Thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers for Mimi.
Good night and good treats.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mimi update

Mom talked with the vets yesterday. Mimi's bloodwork looked good so surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th. Mimi and I appreciate all your good thoughts and comments.

I will update again after surgery.
Good day and good treats.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our trip to see the vet

Yesterday Mimi and I went to see the vet for our yearly check-up. We love going to the vet. We get treats from the receptionists when we come in, more from the vet in the exam room, more from the receptionist in the exam room and yet more from the receptionist when we leave. What's not to love?! We got some good news, and some bad news from the vet. Good news is that I don't need a dental cleaning this year...that means I won't loose any teeth this year. Yeah, I want to hang on to the few I have. The bad news is that Mimi's cancerous tumor has returned. She had an anal gland carcinoma removed last March but it seems another tumor has grown in its place. This one doesn't seem as large as the last one and this one will be removed as well. They are running blood work on Mimi and we'll know more on Tuesday. Please keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers. She has wonderful doctors and we hope she comes through this as well as the last time. But right now we are both happy and content to sleep the day away, being buried underneath the blankets. Until next time, good night and good treats. P-dog