Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Callie and the Chemo Round 2

Droopy here

Callie had her second round of chemo on Monday.
Callie and Momma drove all the way over Lake Potty Train to see Dr. Liz. Jennifer, Dr. Liz's vet tech, came out and talked to Momma about how Callie had been doing. Momma told Jennifer about the incident of Callie not eating but said once Callie did start eating she felt much better. Jennifer was concerned but glad to hear Callie was doing well. Then she took Callie in the back for her second round of chemo. The vet techs weighed Callie and poked and prodded her, gave Callie the chemo medicine and let her lay down. Momma showed up, paid the bill and home they came. Jennifer did say that Callie had lost 1.5 pounds, which wasn't anything to worry about. Also Callie's lymph nodes shrank 1 centimeter!! Hurray!!!!!! This means that the chemo medicine is doing a good job!!

Callie is sleeping a lot, which is ok. You can kinda see Callie doesn't quite feel her usual crazy happy basset self but we aren't gonna worry! The chemo medicine is hard on Callie and as long as she is eating lots of kibbles and still happy we are ok with that!!

I think it's just an act around Momma. Cause Callie looks all sick and pitiful and then she jumps up and starts rolling around on the ground trying to play.

Sniff ya later,
Droopy (and Callie too)


  1. Hi Droopy, thanks for the update on Callie. We expect the chemo will wear her out but it is great that it is working.The weight loss doesn't sound too worrying at the moment - let's face it we bassets can usually afford to lose a little.
    One day at a time!
    Give Callie a bit slobbery kiss from us and of course we are sending kisses to you too.
    love you lots
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  2. Miss Callie,
    You are tolerating the medicine well and it is doing it's job. That is such good news!


  3. Callie, we are sending lots of drool to you. We wish you the best through your chemo. The Hounddogs.