July 23, 2008
Today was a pretty good day for Addie – 6.5 out of 10. She is still a bit lethargic, but otherwise OK. She has taken 5 doses of neoplasene after tonight’s dinner. We find that adding some bacon and warming up her dinner in a little bacon grease definitely encourages her to drink a lot of water after she eats which is a good thing…
She had an appointment with the Internal Medicine veterinarian today to have her stitches removed. She was quite feisty when they tried to take her temperature – they gave up 🙂
She weighed in at 64.8 lbs. Rob contributes the majority of the weight loss (about 5 lbs) to the spleen and tumor. (I’m not sure about that…) She wasn’t happy about the stitches being removed, but still did OK. The area healed pretty nicely.
The veterinarian had not heard of neoplasene. Since it is a ‘holistic’ remedy we were not surprised but were disappointed. We had hoped that another one of his patients may have tried it and that he might have had an optimistic story to share, but it was not to be. We do have an appointment with a ‘holistic’ veterinarian here in Colorado Springs on July 30th. He has treated dogs with neoplasene (he carries a supply in stock). We hope to get some insight and more reasons to be hopeful from him.
Afterwards, we took her on a little walk at a nearby park – she did really well.
We are still optimistic – her food and medicines are becoming routine now….