Sooty Home from the Hospital 28th May

29 May, 2009

UPDATE - Thursday 28 May 2009

Sooty is eating better now and has had her first chemo tablet.

For those who follow these things in more detail her medication is as follows :- Prednisone 10mg once a day and Chlorambucil (Leukeran) 1 tablet by mouth for four days repeated every three weeks with a blood test ! week after finishing to check for bone marrow suppression.

We are instructed to monitor her food intake and mood. The prognosis is guarded - and I know from my online reading that we can hope for remission of an undetermined length of time.

But, for now she is back, eating and has put on a tiny bit of weight. I can relax a tiny bit and post about my new articles coming up on handmadenews.org .


A brief post as we are both worn out having done the drive to the Massey Veterinary Hospital twice this week - a four hour round trip which is long for someone who does not drive regularly. Paul has a cold too so this was a big ask for him and he came through.

Sooty is now on steroids (Prednisone) and starts her chemo programme on Leukeran tomorrow. She is sparky and alert and making up time by eating quite a bit.

I don't know how long or how successful the treatment will be but, for now, things are looking a lot better than they were over the week-end.

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