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An Update on Virginia

Thanks to everyone for being so kind about our sweet girl. I'm most grateful for the good wishes you've been sending in her direction.


Here's a quick update: three days ago she had the fourth of her six chemotherapy treatments. Thus far, with the exception of sleepiness for a couple of days after each treatment, she's suffered no side effects. She's monitored carefully with weekly blood tests. Last week the oncologist also gave her an added battery of tests, including an echo-cardiogram, to make certain the chemotherapy wasn't damaging her internally, and the results showed her to be in very good health with no cause for concern.

She's being such a trooper about this. All the staff members at the hospital are wrapped around her little paw.



I took this picture of her this morning:

Virginia




Here she's settling in for her late-morning nap.

Virginia Napping


More pictures are here.



We're very optimistic about how her treatment is going. Thank you again for keeping her in your thoughts!

Comments

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agentxpndble
Sep. 22nd, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
What a sweetie she is. Huge :::HUGS::: to both of you.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, my dear friend. :::HUGS BACK:::
estellye
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh sweet Virginia! How I wish I had been in touch with you (as I greatly prefer) so I would have known more about what was going on with her. She looks as bright eyed as ever, so the doctors must be right, she's in good health and tolerating her treatment well. She knows you love her and so I am sure she understands these treatments are necessary, that's why she is such a trooper - she trusts you. I will send long-distance Reiki and my love.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much, m'dear! She had surgery for polyps in her colon back in the late summer (actually, more like three separate operations), and the lab results determined that the beginning stages of an aggressive cancer were present and remained in "microscopic" proportions. So she's been doing the chemotherapy for almost twelve weeks now to stop/delay any return of it.

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words. They mean a lot to me. She's been our best friend and family for over a decade, and we want to be there for her every step of the way.

I will send long-distance Reiki and my love.

We're most grateful for both! Thank you! *huge hugs*
savageseraph
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm SO GLAD she's responding well to the treatment. The sleepy-dog pic with one ear up and one down is beyond adorable.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much - on both counts!
ithildyn
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
[srictches] Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Aw! We both thank you! :D
xjenavivex
Sep. 22nd, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
I am so glad she is doing so well with her treatments.
internet_sampo
Sep. 22nd, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Floss and I are happy to hear that!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
beledibabe
Sep. 22nd, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear she's doing well! Of course, having loving 'parents' is critical. ::hugs::
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! ::hugs back::
i_llbedammned
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
She looks very cute! I hope things go well for her.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! She's been our best friend and family for over a decade, and we just love her to bits. I really appreciate your good wishes. Many thanks!
nakeisha
Sep. 23rd, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
She's so lovely.

I'm glad to hear all seems to be going well.

*Pets her*
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much - on both counts!

*hugs you and lovely Lacey, too*
gilda_elise
Sep. 23rd, 2012 10:30 am (UTC)
The napping picture is so adorable, such a precious little dog. I'm so glad to hear she's doing so well and that her treatment seems to be doing the trick.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much - on both counts! *hugs*
aishabintjamil
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear she's doing well.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!
wellinghall
Sep. 23rd, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the update - I am pleased to hear the good news.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!
amedia
Sep. 24th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear how well she's doing! I'm sure it helps her to know how dearly she is loved.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! *hugs*
lizziebelle
Sep. 24th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Go Virginia! She's so lucky to have you. :)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Yay Virginia! :) Thank you so much. We're very, very lucky to have her.

*hugs*
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