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    Defaultwikis chemo treatment, does anyone have experience with this?

    Wiki was diagnosed with lymphoma so it should respond to chemotherapy. We will start treatment on Monday. If anyone can give me advice, let me know what to expect I would appreciate it. I have a good feeling about this, I think he will come through, hopefully with flying colors. He will have about 25 weeks of treatment. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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    no experience but i hope he gets better soon!!



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    Sending positive vibes to wiki.

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    I have no experience or advice. Just wanted you to know he will be in my prayers. Best of luck to him.

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    I am sorry Wiki needs chemo.

    I think each dog handles it differently so it is hard to know in advance, so think I would take each day as it comes.They are not like humans who lose hair, and as they can't talk don't really know how sick they feel, but sure they do.
    Kassa had 6 rounds of Carboplatin 3 weeks apart. At about day 3 after she seemed to fell nauseous for a couple of days, then come right until the next dose. She was very tired and sometimes went off her food a bit. At first she seemed to cope ok, but by the 5th one it seemed to hit her harder. I guess it takes time to build up in their system.
    Before each chemo they do blood tests to make sure the cells are ok to take it.

    Good healing thoughts coming.
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    I'm so sorry Wiki and you are going through this.
    I had a golden/cocker mix who got lymphoma at age 7 in 1999. I took him to the vet with a lump on his throat but he was not feeling ill yet. The vet recommended chemo. He would be gone in a month without it and it could extend his life a year or two. He went through the intense chemo and was on maintenance. His only problem was nausea for which he was given meds that helped. He otherwise seemed well through the treatment. He died suddenly six months later. He seemed OK until that day. He always loved to chase squirrels and caught one just the day before he died. If I had it to do over, I would still give him the chemotherapy.
    I guess that since 1999, veterinary chemotherapy has improved. My prayers and well wishes for Wiki.

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    My boxer mix had lymphoma. She had chemo. Doxorubicin - given by iv at vets office. I was very scared but she did great. 1st day she was fine. 2nd and third day after, she got nauseous and didnt want to eat. I gave her whatever she would eat to keep up her strength. Boiled chicken and rice for few days after. By day 4 she was back to her self. They will test blood after 1 week and then again before next treatment. Not sure what protocol you are on but she had chemo every 3 weeks for 3 doses. My thoughts and prayers are with you! If you want to talk feel free to message me.
    Todd, Yellow Lab, 1/4/13
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    We did chemo for my heart dog Coal when he developed lymphoma. He tolerated treatment well for the most part, had a few days that he wasn't feeling good but mostly did fine. We had him 11 months with treatment which I would do again in a heartbeat. This is very much an individual choice as well as dependant on the temperament of the dog. I hope nothing but the best for Wiki. If you have any questions, you can message me, would be happy to help in any way.

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    Sending good thoughts and prayers for Wiki.
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    No experience here, it's sad to see how many others have been through this, but comforting just the same that they can give you the support you need. Sending good thoughts for Wiki.

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