|Even after anesthesia Zephyr was still ready for some pool time. He also had fun running a little and rolling in the grass.|
Because of this Zephyr has to continue with his treatment for awhile. His blood work came back looking "boring" as Dr. Knowles put it :-) , which is great since he's taking prednisone and phenobarbital. Since the blood looked good he had another chemotherapy treatment this morning. It's a little strange having to wear a glove to give your dog pills. Zephyr is really good with taking pills no matter how I give them. But when they're wrapped in Muenster cheese, as they always are, Zephyr is usually waiting anxiously for his meds. After he recovers from this chemo treatment he'll probably take a mild chemotherapy drug, Procarbazine, long term, probably months. We've also gone back to the prednisone twice a day. So, this is disappointing. He was so close to being normal in the fluid. :-( She said that when he was first sick if they would have been able to look at his spinal fluid his white blood cell count could have been up to 300 and it's 8 now. Even if that's an exaggeration it's a huge improvement, which is great.
|My cousin Mike came over to hang out for the day, which was really fun. Astro decided it was much more fun and safer to hang out with him since clearly I had gone crazy and tried to drown him in the pool.|
|After a big day Zephyr finally crashed out. Anyone want to make bets on when the shaved patch will be all grown in? It's from the spinal tap and actually goes up a little between his ears. I have to put sunscreen on it to protect his pure white skin. I tried a bandanna, which looked really cute, but it kept flopping back and not covering the top part.|