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#26
Davyde

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Charm had the results of her latest blood test yesterday evening. Her white blood count has returned to its correct level, so she is going to be restarting her chemo.Mr Lafferty - I may as well put his name in, as he's a great bloke and "the vet" is a rather anonymous way of referring to him - is going to start Charm on a new regime which he hopes will stop this happening again. She is likely to start taking a higher dose, but take it less frequently.Her steroids will be staying the same, so she will not miss out on her daily treat of "magic paté"

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Ups N Downs

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Great news for Charm! I hope that the new meds help her and are able to keep her more stable. Yay!!

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Excellent news. Still sending lots of healing Crush vibes for Charm.

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Glad to hear the good news. I hope she continues to do better.

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Great news for Charm!

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Whoo Hoo this is wonderful news for Charm! Yeay :++:

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I LOVE these kinds of great updates!! :++:

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Davyde

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Another blood test, and another round of chemo today.Mr Lafferty is exceptional pleased with Charm. She is doing 'remarkably' well for a dog of her age. The blood tests showed nothing at all out of the ordinary.Our 'little princess' is turning out to be a lot tougher than we had dared hope!:<3:

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Great news! So happy for you!

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ann

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Wonderful news. Keep it up gorgeous girl. x

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1crestie

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Wow, good for Charm!!

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Stollsilver

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Fantastic news!! Go Charm!

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Fabulous news! Doing the happy dance here, for Charm!!

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Such good news!!!

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Yay! Go Charm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Awesome news Davyde!!!!!Go Charm!!!:woohoo:

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Ups N Downs

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Wonderful!!! Great news for Charm!

#43
Davyde

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Charm had another blood test last week. Although there was no sign of any recurrence, her white blood cell count was a bit high, so she had to have a short course of antibiotics before they would consider letting her take her next dose of chemo.We went back yesterday and saw Becki, the other vet in the practice (who is also lovely, caring, and down to earth)Just from observing Charm's demeanor and behaviour, she gave us he go ahead to start the next round.Becki has always been more cautious than Mr Lafferty about Charm's chances, but she admitted that Charm has exceeded all her expectations, and called her "our little miracle girl"!How much of this is down to Charm, how much to the meds, Crush vibes, her diet, etc, I don't know; but whatever it is, it is working.So for reference for those interested to know: She is on six weekly doses of endoxana (chemo), and prednisolone (steroids) every other day.She gets home cooked food 2-3 times a week and tinned dog food with biscuits the other days. When she has tinned food, I add a light sprinkling of turmeric.Her home cooked diet is a variety of meats (beef, chicken, lamb, rabbit - whatever I can get) with a little rice and a variety of vegetables (spinach, carrot, squash, shredded cabbage, capisca, tomato). When cooking I add a small amount of garlic, cinnamon and ground ginger. We limit he sugar intake (to just a little bit in their night time bowl of tea) and don't worry about any fats in the meat (she has put on a little weight, but who cares!)And finally, here's a picture of the little princess today:Posted Image

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These wonderful updates are so heartwarming! Charm looks so lovely, sunning herself today. <3

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That is great news! She is looking good, continued vibes she keeps it up! :red_heart:

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Stollsilver

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Great news! And, you're right, Who Cares?!?! As long as Charm is not in any pain and enjoying life.She is a beautiful miracle girl!:red_heart:

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So glad she continues to do well!

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ann

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I love that pic: of her. She looks so well and relaxed. How does chemo: affect dogs? She obviously hasn't lost her hair as humans do. Who cares if she gains a little weight, she's still beautiful and if she has a few days when she's off her food, (probably not something that affects Charm, especially if there's a sausage around,:ROFL: ) it will act as a buffer for her. Continuing the Crush vibes for her continued progress.

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Charm looks great. She's an inspiration!

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Wonderful!




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