Sunday, January 26, 2014

Thirteen

Dana turned 13 on Saturday.  She is our first greyhound and quite the funny girl.  At this point, she is doing really well except a few instances of stiff back legs.  Kristen made her a cake, so I'm sure Gyeong will post photos of that on his blog eventually. 
Happy 13th birthday, Dana Roo Roo!

Cali is doing exceptionally well. We think she is 99% back to normal which is amazing 2 1/2 weeks post op.  She gets her first chemotherapy treatment on Monday. Greytblackdog posted about her treatment regimen for Seka and I've adapted a few things from her as well. Cali also takes Immunity4Pets in hopes it will help her immune system and help the chemotherapy work better.  It can't hurt.  She also gets Krill Oil and vitamin D.  Once chemo is done, I will put her on Vitamin E and C, but for now that would hinder the chemo.  We told all this to her oncologist so we know everything is ok for her to take.  At this point, she is only on Rimadyl for pain and it is just to help her other joints feel ok.  she is on no other pain meds, which is fantastic and the 'point' behind amputation.  Pain free time for as long as we can give it.  The only thing we've noticed over the last week is that she seems to be experiencing some phantom pain, but warm compresses and massages are hopefully helping.  That is supposed to subside with time.  it is fleeting and not constant, luckily.
The Parks and the Stumpfs are heading to New Orleans this week to celebrate Kristen's birthday in style...stay tuned.

7 comments:

Mad Red Hare said...

Thirteen is wonderful! Glad Cali continues to do well. A human friend of mine lost his legs over 30 years ago and he still has phantom pain! Continued prayers for Cali and the pack!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Dana.

Hope everything goes well with Cali.

Dory and the Mama said...

Happy Birthday Dana! We are so happy to hear that Cali is doing well!

gyeong said...

I'll get those pictures up hopefully soon. Cali looked great when you guys visited. Hope her first chemo goes well. Time to rest up for New Orleans.

Hazel said...

So glad Dana is thirteen, and is a happy and healthy girl. Hope Cali does well with you special treatments and the regular treatments ( surgery and chemo).

houndstooth said...

Happy Birthday, Dana! What a great milestone! And huzzah for Cali for doing so well!

What Remains Now said...

Happy Birthday, Dana! Sending best wishes that Cali continues to do well.