Nicknames: Duder Duder or Scooter Bug, Scoots (given to me by my dogster pals!)
Birthday: March 13th 2004
Likes: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! water and ice! playing with my squeaky stuffies!
Pet-Peeves: not getting ice or water when I want it! My brother barking in my face grrrrr
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks...she loves the round stuffies she can sink her teeth into...she squeaks them forever until they die! She also likes showing her octopus stuffy who's boss...hehehehehe.
Favorite Food: I don't really eat, I inhale. I eat any and everything! I can't say I have a favorite because I devour everything in one bite
Favorite Walk: Local Park with trails or anywhere that takes her near the rabbits and near food on the ground!
Best Tricks: My personal favorite is breaking toys or tearing out stuffing out of stuffed animals in record time. Oh and my mommy thinks it's cool that I can shake hands
Arrival Story: We got Scooter about one month after my other fur baby, Floppy died. I wasn't planning on getting a dog so quickly, but at the time I was researching the beagle breed. One of the breeders I talked to mentioned that Scooter's mom had given birth 10 weeks prior to 3 pups. Scooter's dad was a champion. I was nervous about getting another dog so quickly, but when I saw Scooter, I knew it would be okay.
Bio: I came into my mommys life when she needed me most. I left my brother, sister, my mom, and grandmother for a life with my two mommies. It's a two way street. I let them hug and kiss me whenever they need me and I give them my best beagle look whenever I want something (did I say I love water and ice?!)
Forums Motto: Power of the Paw for those who need it
Sooooo since last week, I'm doing better. I saw the doc who told mom, "tumor or not, I would take Scooter home in a heartbeat; she is so cute" hehehehehehe. I guess I won Dr. Arrington over too BOL!
I started taking one of my daily meds (piroxicam) again and mom noticed I felt better right away. When I was taking the chemo meds and this other med, I was taking them every other day. Doc wonders if reducing my one medication (NSAID) made my tumor angry. I also found out I had a nasty UTI with strep and ecoli! Yeesh! I'm being treated for that now.
We agreed to try again with the chemo med which is every other day but the other medication, piroxicam, take it every day since it makes me feel better.
Here's hoping I do better in the second round! We agreed to monitor VERY closely and if any changes to let the doc know. Keep your paws crossed!
Well, I am personally surprised that mom was thinking it might be near my time. I mean yea...I'm peeing more...this might be the beginning of the end, but I don't know that yet. I'm definitely feeling better. Not 100% but a heck of a lot better than I was last week!
Mom is still trying to figure out why I got sick last week. The special doctor does not think my new chemo med caused it. She said the only way I would pee urgently/frequently is if the tumor was shedding, breaking apart or if maybe my platelets were low. I haven't been on that medicine for a week now and I'm returning to my normal which is peeing every hour or so.
Thanks for all your POP, good thoughts and prayers. I'll try to keep you updated!
Hi friends...soooo yesterday was not a good day for me :-(. I started my new medicine (palladia) last week. It's a stronger chemo drug and mom just wonders if it's too much. Really, the first week all was good. Mom did report back that I was peeing more. She wasn't sure if that was because we stopped the old medicine and reduced one of the meds from 7 days to 3 days? Well, yesterday, I threw up and had diarrhea. Mom found a couple of pieces of wood/bark and feces in my vomit. Sorry for the graphic description. Soon after, I started peeing...a LOT...with blood. I was going every minute and I was sitting there panting. Mom took me in and they decided to treat the vomiting and diarrhea and told mom to stop my meds. Mom doesn't have me wear a diaper at night and boy when she woke up this morning, I had peed a lot...probably over 20 times :-(
Mom started thinking maybe this is the end. That's too much for me to go through. Thankfully today I'm resting, not anxious and uncomfortable like I was yesterday. However, when I do get up, I'm peeing frequently. She's gonna talk to my Dr. Myers. We loves her...and she loves me.
We aren't sure if this is the end for me or if mom and the doctors need to figure out what's going on. Thanks for your thoughts, PoP, and/or prayers.