PURRKINS IS CANCER FREE!
We wanted to update Purrkins blog for anyone who does not do the forums and for family and friends. If you saw the forum news disregard our blog update;)
Purrkins had his 1-year restaging check-up at MSU
We are in the clear!! YAAAY Purrkins is STILL CANCER FREE !!
We are hopping into our 1-year ampuversay!
YAAAAAAY no cancer showing up ZIP! YAAAAAAY🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎆
X-rays & ultrasound unremarkable, bloodwork was good, but we have one ALT off, it’s only off by three numbers, but it has doubled since his last recheck, Oncologist wants to recheck it in one month to see if it changes one way or another. I emailed our Dr. Matt his reply
“The ALT is one of the leakest of liver enzymes and can fluctuate. I absolutely would not be alarmed by this and would say let’s just recheck it in a few months and monitor a trend.”
So that’s the plan:) Dr. Matt is the best & don’t be alarmed;) You think he knows us?;)
Purrkins has mild tartar on his teeth so we will need to get those cleaned! We can tie in the CBC with his teeth cleaning!
MSU Oncology would like to check Purrkins every six months for blood work and x-rays, we will now go to a yearly ultrasound! YAAAY & YAAAY & YAAAY!
We are SOOOOO RELIEVED & SOOOOOO THANKFUL!
We stopped at Starbucks for a Purrpuccino to celebrate on our way home! We did bring one home for Saxton too:)
Purrkins has the naked belly again!
Clipper crazy ugh yeah!
The appointment at MSU takes a toll on this household! Both the boys and both the humans! I do not know if there is a be more dog or cat in these scenario’s because that does not apply to these appointments?!? It is stressful for all!
We have the stalking behavior and hissing and swatting when only one goes to the Vet! One kitty, in this case, Purrkins comes home smelling not like Purrkins! See Saxton stalking him? UGH, Cats & their senses!! That does not smell like my brother?!?!
We usually avoid that entire mess by taking them both! Our mistake we left Saxton at home!
We are so happy to be spacing these appointments out further and further!
I do have to say we treat Purrkins & Saxton as we would human children! There is NO way we feel we can not recheck him!?! He had cancer (low-grade sts) we took it off! If something else goes wrong or shows up, we will catch it and hopefully be able to help him! If he were a human child, we would do the same thing, and none of us would like it, this is the same scenario in our book!
Purrkins sleeping this was him the entire day after the appointment! What I’m not showing you is we looked about the same way;) It takes its toll!
This journey is not easy by any means! It comes with a lot of worries and believe it or not it comes with a lot of great life lessons! Slow down and enjoy do not take anyone for granted! Life is too short for all of us! Be grateful for every single day! We sure are!
Purrkins is hopping into his one year ampuversary the 27th!? One year already ?!?!?
A lot lighter too:) See the difference?
We will keep this PAWTY going!! Even upside down;)
THANK YOU ALL for the pawsitive thoughts and prayers! For cheering us on & going with us! Tripawds & the members! Well, it just does not get any better, the support, understanding & love!
It means the world to us!
Love, Gratitude & Hugs to ALL