Detroit transplants living in Dallas

Checking In Before The Check Up

Two weeks have passed and we’ve reached a kind of routine zen between medication doses, bathroom trips, and boiled chicken, but complications continue to pop up up along the road keeping the roller coaster ride going.

For several days last week Monty seemed to be a ghost in the room, completely uninterested in anything more than shifting around from place to place uncomfortably. Then came another urinary tract infection and a trip to the vet for confirmation and more antibiotics. We’ve added 500mg (250mg 2x daily) of dried cranberry as a supplement in the hopes of keeping the UTI issue under control once this round of treatment is over in a few days. This week we’ve seen the return of higher activity levels and interaction with us, more interest in walks, barks for a knock at the door, acknowledgements for noises outside, and in general what seems like much better spirits.

Tomorrow morning we have a follow up with the neurologist for what should be another Cytosar (chemo) treatment and if everything checks out another reduction in the Prednisone dose.

I know I’ve said it several times already but it’s important to remember there will be good days and bad days. We’re just shy of the two month mark from GME diagnosis and the little dude continues to defy the statistics and fight to stay with us, so we keep fighting for him as well. I’m not going to say it has been easy, financially or emotionally, because it hasn’t. We’ve had to and continue to make sacrifices, but it has been rewarding beyond words to have the opportunity to spend just a little more time with him.

1 Comment

  1. Jason

    It was so great to spend time with Monty this weekend! Lots of love!!

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