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Adventures in Dog Radiation Therapy

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Adventures in Dog Radiation Therapy

Buster’s second session

July 4th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Buster had his second session of radiation today. A little bumpier than the first. He’s fine, but apparently heart rate and BP dipped in a way not to the radiation tech’s liking. We will need a cardio session soon to do an ekg and ultra sound to make sure all is ok. I think the concern stems from a prior finding that he had a minor (previously believed to be not of clinical significance) tear in his heart lining. I’m going to pretend for now like it’s nothing but have scheduled a cardio appointment as directed for next week and hope this won’t delay more radiation.

other than that, Buster did great today and had a few short walks this afternoon around the Airbnb farm where we are staying. He is woozy for about the first 1-1.5 hours after anesthesia, but otherwise fine. He may have been slightly more heat sensitive today than usual.

no treatment tomorrow, we get a break for the 4th of July!

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    Just read yoir previous post. Had quite a chuckle at how you heard him fussing when he woke up and was in a cage…then no sound when he ate….then sound again when he was through!😁😁

    Buster is a delight!! And I love his picture too. Such a cutie pie!

    Amd his heart “issue” probably is just nothing. But I’m glad they are being diligent and checking out aany potential hiccup.

    Thanks for the update. We are all interested in following Buster’s journey as he kicks butt!!

    2 down, 15 to go!

    Jave a great dau off tomorrow. Your temporary home sounds wonderful. We’ll call it “Victory House”!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • ellober2

      Thanks, still 16 to go but knocking them off one by one! Interestingly there was no howling today, they may have figured out to hustle him right out to me. 🙂

  • jerry

    WHEW! Really glad they picked up on that little dip in your heart rate, hopefully it’s not a big deal and you can carry on with the treatments.

    Lookin’ good Buster! Enjoy the home away from home, it sounds lovely.

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