hugapitbull wrote:Good thoughts to you and Sophie as you struggle with these decisions. The decision process isn't fun. Make each one as they come, and always based on what is best for Sophie. There are no wrong decisions in the cancer game, each person has to make them based on their circumstance.
Be strong and know you have this great community behind you.
Out here on the Prairie.........Holding For You, Peace. Follow What You Know is Best for Sophie and You...* I can't give better advice/insight than the folks who have gone before me, who have experienced their own struggles*.
plebayo wrote: 3.) If we have to place it in a back leg it would freak me out because I don't want her leg to rot off.
Mick got ALL his chemo through his back legs. Nothing rotted, nothing fell off...
Gentle butt scratches to her from me... she's quite the fighter!!!
plebayo wrote:Mick got ALL his chemo through his back legs. Nothing rotted, nothing fell off...
This is true. My fear mostly is that the carboplatin is given over the course of 15 minutes and back leg catheters are harder to tape in and if she moved and it got out of the vessel that would totally suck. She digs around and makes a bed so I can see it happening.
Mick was probably just way better behaved than my dog, hehe.
But, yeah, I understand your concerns about Sofie... when Mick received the carboplatin I think we all held our breath for the whole 20 minutes it took to have it administered.
plebayo wrote:But, yeah, I understand your concerns about Sofie... when Mick received the carboplatin I think we all held our breath for the whole 20 minutes it took to have it administered.
I hate to bring up a sore spot if you don't want to talk about him - I understand totally.
How was he for the catheter placements? I guess my biggest issue is she is getting more and more unhappy/scared/weenie about the placement. I guess if she was younger I might push the issue further, but after this whole pancreatitis this, I just want her to be well, you know?
He would usually shake and growl the whole time while I would speak to him in a very calm voice. Not how I felt at all, but... you know?
Micks quality of life had always been my first priority, just like Sofies is yours. I think 6 months to a year is an excellent prognosis, considering her illness. I KNOW you will both make the very best of her remaining time.
But, no matter what you decide to do - I'm 150% behind you.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:Suzanne, it sounds like you're putting Sofie's comfort and needs first and foremost, and I applaud you for that. Lots of hugs to both you and Miss Sofie.
And then a hug for Christine, just 'cause we all miss Mick.
plebayo wrote:I'm trying. I want to do the right thing, I feel so incomplete because we're not finishing our course of chemo, but I don't think I can handle another sickness episode.
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