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One Month Post Chemo

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 10:35 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jilly had her one month post chemo check-up today.  She is doing so well, better than I could ever have hoped for.  I even love her little face without those whiskers – gives her a little character 😉

We walked into the vet and were met by multitudes of vet techs wanting hugs and comments of “oh jill’s here!”.  It just makes me so happy and proud.  She is such a good little patient.  Her exam included a physical, CBC, Chemistry and Chest X-Ray.  During the physical exam, her vet was poking around underneath her throat and she gave a loud HACK, her vet looked up and saw the panicked look on my face and told me it was totally her doing.  Seriously??? We’re like 5 minutes away from the lung x-ray.  Don’t give me a heart attack.

Physical exam = she looks purrfect!  She’s lost a few ounces, but we just need to keep an eye on her weight.  It’s fluctuated throughout this entire journey, so it’s not too much to worry about.  The CBC and Chemistry will come back tomorrow.  And the chest X-Ray, ALL CLEAR! YIPPY SKIPPY!

So now we will wait for the bloodwork to come in and then discuss the cytoxan dose she will get and what that will entail.  She is now sleeping soundly after being fed a ton of treats tonight and snuggled a LOT.  She deserves to be spoiled afterall.

The prettiest lungs I ever seen (anyone else think it looks like there’s a pig face in her stomach):










Looks like a frog to me: jillxray2









So, we are VERY happy tonight and she should be starting metronomic cytoxan in the next week or so and then have a check up in a month.  But for now, we can sleep soundly……………………….






May 7, 2013 @ 10:45 pm   Reply

YaY Chemo buddy. You are looking great. I am so glad you had a great check up. We are pulling for all great check ups and good results on Metronomics



May 7, 2013 @ 11:12 pm   Reply


And yes, those are great Xray photos.

But I’m not sure about the pig……? I think I see the face of an angel in there protecting her…….or it could
be just a pig with wings:-) 🙂

I bet those whiskers she lost weigh at least an ounce so that’s part of it!

Erica, I really, really am happy for you and Jill and I know you’ve got great times ahead. Jill……and you..have what it takes to soldier through this to victory.

That picture of the two of you is priceless……and a treasured memory in the making. That is what peace and contentment look like.

Continued serenity to you, Sally and Happy Hannan


   virginia and dixie

May 8, 2013 @ 8:12 am   Reply

Hi Jill and Erica – As I respond Dixie is watching me as though saying hello to you two. Jill you are quite lovable and I hope the blood work brings back great news. love, hugs and purrs.



May 8, 2013 @ 12:08 pm   Reply

Woooohoooo! This is the news I KNEW you would get! Now stop worrying will ya? 😉

Jill is a remarkable hero and she will continue to give cancer the ol’ heave-ho for a long, long time. Purrrrrfect indeed.

I think it looks like a frog face.


   Ilene Mundell

May 8, 2013 @ 12:42 pm   Reply

Yay Jillbean!

We are so glad to hear that everything is looking good! Inspiration to us all! I thought it looked like a frog with it’s tongue out for a snack!

Tell mom she needs to give you treats that don’t produce so much gas though…the chat room begins to smell a bit 🙂

Ilene & Harley

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