Please, some prayers for Kibo -

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Registered: 02-25-2009
Please, some prayers for Kibo -
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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 8:59pm

I just updated the website, & Im sorry Ive been remiss in popping back lately to say he is doing great in his 2nd remission .... until today. Im a bit of a wreck, praying this isnt the beginning of the end.


Here is what I posted:


Kibo has very diminished use of his back legs since this morning:(
Of course, Sana's end began this way, losing use of his legs.


Kibo DOES have arthritits & he IS a 12.5 yr old Lab, but, this is a HUGE change since yesterday when we walked about a mile & he had no issues at all. His back legs have been weaker since the cancer & chemo, & Ive read that Pred can do that & Lord knows he's been on a lot of Pred the past year & currently 40mg a day the past few months. He also got his 4th dose of CCNU a few nites ago, but hasnt had this reaction at all from it before.


This AM he was struggling to get up & couldnt. His back legs were crosses beneath him & even with help, they kept collapsing. BUT, a few hours later he was way better, still wobbly, but ok, & we went to the dog park where he just laid to watch them all play (which is what he does anyway). So its been off & on all day. Now we just got back from Avereys play & he was totally unable to stand on his back legs, collapsing under him. He was totally "normal" other than that. I tried to carry his back end with the sling to go out, but he kept falling. The GOOD thing is when Averey got a sandwich, he managed to struggle to get up & get to the table ... goofball.

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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 11:19pm
I'll hope your Kibo gives you the best Christmas present ever.

 


~~joannaran~~

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Registered: 06-10-2003
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 11:23pm
Kibo is in my thoughts! I hope he's doing better and that it was just a tough morning with his arthritis after his walk yesterday. Regardless of his treatments, he may just be getting to the age where the long walks are taking a lot out of him and he needs to scale back. Keep us posted on how he's doing!

  Jenn 
CL-JENNBOS73

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Registered: 02-25-2009
Thu, 12-17-2009 - 8:08am

PHEW! He seems WAY better today! Still a bit weak & unsteady in the back legs, but way WAY better. He followed my daughter around with her breakfast in her hand this morning, no problem

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Registered: 06-10-2003
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 3:47pm
I'm so glad he's doing better and hopefully his legs have continued to improve. I love the Christmas picture of everyone, too!

  Jenn 
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