Sinonasal Carcinoma

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Postby amazincc » November 25th, 2009, 1:46 pm

plebayo wrote:. He agreed she looks good and seems to be doing well even though her symptoms are back. She has a very healthy appetite and seems to be much more personable than she was before. I'm not sure if it's because I take her places more now, or simply that she's actually feeling better :|



THAT is the most important thing, isn't it??? Her quality of life seems to be excellent, considering what she's up against... you are doing an awesome job w/her. :hug3:
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Postby HappyChick » November 25th, 2009, 3:48 pm

Good for Sofie! I'm very glad she is feeling good.

I'm still sending good thoughts and positive vibes to you and Sofie.
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Postby Brownies Mom » November 25th, 2009, 7:58 pm

plebayo wrote:In any case I hope the doxo knocks the tumor back a bit and makes her more comfortable and stops the sneezing.

All fingers, toes and paws crossed here at our house, hoping for the same!
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Postby plebayo » November 30th, 2009, 9:35 am

Well it has been nearly a week since Sofie got her chemo. The sneezing is much less, she is still congested but not as bad as it was. I am going to talk to my boss about just using the doxo, until we no longer can [which... that might mean we only have one more dose], and maybe do one more round of carboplatin although I think I'd like to stay away from it if it isn't going to help with things.

On another note, my boss and I have a weird relationship. We both have very dry and sarcastic sense of humors, but I know when to be serious. Since we had the MRI done whenever I ask him questions about alternative methods to treating cancer he always says "Well, if you did radiation it would be curative." Well I know I have mentioned it before a client of ours has a cat with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in his head, he has a tumor in his brain, behind his eye pushing on it, and in his nose. He completed $10,000 worth of Radiation treatment followed by chemo. The tumor shrunk in size and he started to eat. However, he came in Saturday not eating, he weighs less than the 6lbs he did before. He was practically flat until we poked him with fluids, we had to tube feed him. He was leaking some nasty diarrhea, the hair on his face fell off, the eye was still bulging. He looked HORRIBLE. I will not be surprised if he hasn't made it the weekend.

This puts it in my head even more that I would not perform radiation on my dogs head. If it was a leg or something, I can see it. But there is no way after seeing this cat that I would do this to my pet's face, not to mention the after effects which so far have not been positive.

Anyway Sofie seems about the same mentally, still really happy, still able to jump into the car and onto the bed!
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Postby hugapitbull » November 30th, 2009, 2:17 pm

Sofie is a sweetheart. You're doing a great job caring for her. Keep fighting little girl (and you too, Suzanne).
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Postby TinaMartin » December 1st, 2009, 3:05 pm

Keeping you in my thoughts.
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Postby plebayo » December 1st, 2009, 9:37 pm

Thanks to you both :)

My boss says that we should do at least another round of carboplatin. I guess we'll try it again, he thinks we should give it another shot. Sofie has 3 more doses left of doxo, her maximum she can have being 5. We'll see.
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Postby madremissy » December 1st, 2009, 10:03 pm

Keep fighting Sofie!!!
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Postby amazincc » December 1st, 2009, 10:10 pm

madremissy wrote:Keep fighting Sofie!!!


Ditto!!! :hug3:
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Postby plebayo » December 16th, 2009, 5:47 pm

Well my lunch break at work is almost over but I wanted to update sofie's post.

Sofie is getting carboplatin chemo today. I hope, hope, hope she doesn't have a wicked reaction! She's doing really well other than she has started sneezing again. She seems to feel pretty happy she's eating and running around being a goober. She is still on a homemade diet and is doing well.


I'm dealing with a lot of stuff with my parents right now - my mom has congestive heart failure and she is not doing well. She was hospitilized because she gained 40lbs of water weight [go kaiser!] the meds are working now but she really isn't back to her old self and I'm not sure she is going to bounce back. She is 68, she had me when she was 46 which took a heavy toll on her heart, she was already diabetic at this point. I am only 22 and although I know you can never be ready for your mom to die, at 22 I feel like I still really need her around. :|
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 16th, 2009, 6:05 pm

Oh Suzanne... :hug3: Of course you still need your mom! I can't imagine ever being old enough to NOT need my parents!

I'm so glad to hear that Sophie is doing well - keep us updated on today's treatment!
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Postby Jenn » December 16th, 2009, 6:06 pm

:hug3: I'm sorry, we always need our moms I know I still do!!! Good thoughts for Sophie's chemo as well, hang in there.
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Postby amazincc » December 16th, 2009, 7:12 pm

Good thoughts for everyone all around... :hug3: :hug3:
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Postby iluvk9 » December 16th, 2009, 8:20 pm

Suzanne, my heart goes out to you. You are dealing with so much. I will say a prayer for your Mom and her medical situation.

As for Sofie, she sounds like she is putting up a great fight! GO SOFIE!!!! :bananaDance:
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Postby madremissy » December 16th, 2009, 8:31 pm

Hang in there. I will pray for you.
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Postby pitsnok » December 16th, 2009, 9:07 pm

I'm so sorry to hear of you having to endure such difficult stuff at such a young age. I am only 23 and can't imagine going through what you are right now. You are a tough girl to be handling it so well.
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Postby CinderDee » December 17th, 2009, 5:36 am

You're going through so much. My thoughts are with you, your Mom & Sofie. :hug3:
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Postby Suzi » December 17th, 2009, 9:31 am

I to, am sorry for what you are going through.......

I hope that Sophie is doing OK with her treatment.

I think that when our parents age,,,,it's hard......I pray your Mom bounces back soon and feels better.
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Postby plebayo » December 17th, 2009, 11:19 am

Thanks for the support everyone. This just sucks. I'm sure I'll have a huge rant in off topic soon because my sister is driving me INSANE!

Anyway on topic, Sofie tried to get sick this morning at 5am. I didn't feed her breakfast, I'll try midday to give her some n/d at work. Good old carboplatin! It never fails!
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Postby HappyChick » December 17th, 2009, 12:01 pm

Praying for your mom, you, and Sofie.
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