I took this photo yesterday evening after getting home from Peak Veterinary in Burlington with Widget and Aurora. Both girls were in for follow-up tests — Widget to assess her blood work for her chemotherapy, and Aurora to assess her kidney function and clotting profiles. Neither one had any procedures done, and yet they immediately conked out when we got home … and stayed that way until we put them up for the night. You’d think they had just run the Boston Marathon the day before.
Widget’s blood work looked pretty good overall, and the good news is that she is back in “partial remission” with this latest chemo cocktail. We’d like to see full remission, but partial may be as good as it gets now. She continues to tolerate the chemo very well.
Aurora no longer exhibits any pain from the clot in her leg, and the femoral pulse in the leg is getting stronger with each passing week. We’ve taken her off the main pain medication. Our internal medicine specialist at Peak continues to adjust Aurora’s clotting medications to get the optimum response, which is why we need these weekly tests to see what the latest dosage adjustment is doing for her.
So today is catch-up day in the office for me. As for the girls, last time I checked this morning, they were asleep again downstairs in the living room.