Monday, September 24, 2012

Getting Ready for First Chemo Treatment

It's Mischief Monday, but this weekend Cosmo spent his time preparing for his first chemo treatment since he had surgery to remove a lung tumor earlier this month. 

So what does that mean to a dog?... Pretty much business as usual.


Posing for pictures.

Running for treats.

Chasing the vacuum!

Cosmo also came to my agility class with me (the one I teach) and he couldn't wait to get on the equipment. And of course there was lots of strolling and walking!

This afternoon we head to the vet for the first of Cosmo's five chemo treatments. He looks like he feels really good going into this, eating well as usual and zooming around.

We'll let you know how it goes.

Update after today's chemo treatment: We got home from the vet around 6 p.m., Cosmo zoomed around the backyard, ate dinner and we're going for a stroll. He looks great and he handled the chemo treatment like a champ.  We go back next week for a checkup and then another chemo treatment is scheduled in three weeks. Paws and fingers crossed he continues to feel good.

Cosmo zooms around the backyard after chemo treatment #1
Now let's see what everyone else is up to!

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  1. Hugs, Cosmo! I've never heard of a dog having chemo. Hoping all goes very well!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that this adorable pup has to go through chemo. Sounds like you're all staying upbeat about it, which is the best way to be. Best of luck with the treatments and paws crossed that this sweet little guy has a long, healthy future ahead! :)

  3. I am sorry to learn of your tumour and upcoming chemo therapy. You have the right idea though, just keep doing what you love Cosmo! Hoping all goes well.

  4. We are definitely keeping our paws and fingers crossed for Cosmo. What a trooper! I wish you all the best and hope things keep going well. :)

  5. Hey Cosmo,

    I heard you barking at the Demon Vacuum and came running!! You're such a brave pup, glad to hear you're still up to your zoomies buddy - sending big hugs,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  6. Gosh Cosmo, hoping for the best for your treatment. Chasing vacuums is a favorite past time around here.

  7. sending lots of love to you cosmo!

  8. Cosmo, you are one strong, amazing zooming dog! Keep up the pawsitive spirits.. We're with you every step of your journey to health! WestieHugs!

  9. Glad to hear that the treatment went well and Cosmo is feeling good!

  10. good luck sweetie. ALL our feets are crossed for you
    Benny & Lily

  11. Hugs! Love the pictures! We're rooting for you! paws crossed and prayers.

  12. We love you Cosmo! Stay strong and your happy self! Wishing you all the best!

  13. COSMO! We're cheering for you, buddy! So very glad the chemo isn't getting you down - your mom's right - you're a CHAMP!

  14. What a great boy he is!!! Sending all kinds of healing thoughts!

  15. Good luck Cosmo; Tanner and Oliver are rooting for ya!

  16. What a spirit! Dogs are just amazing this way. Best wishes and (((hugs)))