CinderDee wrote:How is Sepp feeling, Christine? Did he have chemo this week?
Seppel is doing great, considering... thanks for asking about him, Dee.
This Friday (26th) will be his third treatment... then we get a week off.
He has experienced some nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but he bounces back fairly quickly. His blood work looks good, and he has made great friends w/the doc and the staff. My stress-level about any behavior issues is just about non-existent, and that makes coping w/this situation 150% easier... I had not fully realized until now how much anxiety Micks treatment caused everyone who was involved w/him. Sepp is the total opposite - always happy, very cooperative, and an absolute trooper.
(When I went to pick him up last Friday one of the vet techs handed me part of his chewed-up leather leash... apparently one of the staff had tied him to a cage before getting him ready for chemo, and about 2 minutes later - there came Sepp, strolling through the hallway, looking for people, treats, and attention... with a piece of his leash still attached to his collar.
They now know not to ever
do that again...
At home he's usually a little subdued for a couple of days after chemo and doesn't have much of an appetite, but by day three he and Faust are right back to full-blown wrestling matches and mischief galore. You'd never know, just by looking at him, what he's dealing with... I so
that big goofy boy.