A blog about Jenna "the Tank" and life with canine lymphoma
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Worse and Worse
I'm not sure how to even say this. It's happened so fast, and out of nowhere. On Monday Jenna went into hospital with what looked like a simple case of pancreatitis, and now she can barely walk, and she has lost control of her bowels. They think the cancer has spread to her spinal column. With the sudden rate of progression, the vet doesn't advise a rescue chemo protocol. It likely wouldn't make any difference, and besides, she can't walk, and we must consider quality of life. We brought her home from the hospital tonight so we could spend some quality time with her.
This is a blog about our dog Jenna and her experience with canine lymphoma. She was diagnosed in early September, 2008. She did very well through 6 months of chemotherapy, and she lived a very full, high quality life for 8 months with lymphoma. I wanted to create this blog to share her story, update our family and friends on her condition, and maybe help a few other dog lovers to face this frightening diagnosis with some hope and a bit of information. Obviously, though, a veterinarian is the best source of information, and can help people make the best decisions for their dogs.
Jenna and Harlem
Jenna with her big brother Harlem, my beloved gentle giant, who I lost to cancer on Feb. 4, 2008.