Mets Update

Hi everyone, Butchey Hudson here.

Momma says we ought to post an update on how my last NEVOG appointment went.  I feel fine!  I don’t know what all this fuss is about!

Anyway, Momma says we need to name these 2 nodules that are in my lungs.  Momma was thinking an evil duo, but at the risk of antagonizing them, we’re just going to call them Felix and Oscar.  You know, like the Odd Couple?

So it appears that Felix hasn’t changed much in the past 6 weeks or so.  Still about 8-10 mm.  But Oscar is putting on some weight.  He was 6mm last time and is now 1.2 cm.  Momma says we have to think and stay pawsitive!!

So we are adding doxycycline back into my metronomic protocol.  Our doc also mentioned a drug called Leukeran, but we are hesitant to change drugs after what happened with Palladia.  But if anyone has any experience with it, we’d love to hear about it!  But for right now it is Cytoxan/Deramaxx/Doxycycline.  Plus the I’m Yunity mushroom.

Momma says that this metronomic protocol seemed to work for us for a while before.  It is just that the Piroxicam took its toll on my tummy the last time.  We are hoping the doxy doesn’t bother my tummy.  So we are taking it on a full tummy full of food.

Well Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Don’t forget to be thankful that you are pulling dog hairs out of your gravy!

PS – Dada and Momma also found a lump on my side, but the doc thinks it is just a fatty lipoma.  Definitely a different feel than the lump on the back of my neck.

Here’s a few pics, because Momma got a new camera.  She’s always shoving it in somebody’s face!

Slobbery, Squishy Soccer Ball. How I love you.
Me & Lola. She HATES Stays.
Desperately Seeking Scraps

And because people just BEGGED for them, here are the humiliating pictures from Halloween:

Lola as the Jedi Knight, and me as Chewbacca (raaaaar!)


The Hairless Pup (aka Tessa) as Princess Leia

5 thoughts on “Mets Update

  1. I think you should name your lung bumps Vadar and Palpatine. It fits with the theme.

    I am happy that you are still feeling really well and hoping for handouts, and I’m cautiously optimistic that your humans will slip on Lola’s slobber in the kitchen and drop the whole turkey. And while they’re remembering what they have to be thankful for, like the new Princess, I know they will remember how thankful they are for you!

    Love, Dakota

  2. Dakota, you make a very handsome Chewbacca!! Thanks for posting the pics, I know it was probably a little embarrassing for you. Anyway, I’m glad to hear you’re still feeling great! I have a feeling you will be getting some good helpings of turkey tomorrow! I hope you and your family have a really wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. Hey Butchey! You look great! Glad you’re feelin’ great! Make sure you put on those “eyes” to get some turkey and fixings today! Thanks for the update. Thinking of you…

    Tracy & Maggie

  4. Butchey you are one handsome boy no matter how embarrassed you were! We will keep sending pawsitive thoughts your way! Tell Lola I said hi 😉

    Spirit Chili Dawg

  5. Baw! Haw! Haw! Hey Chewie, you look great!

    I’m so glad to hear you aren’t letting those mets get you down. Many dogs can go on and on despite them, I think you’ve joined that club too.

    As for leukeran, I know that docs have had much success with it, check out our News and Downloads blogs for some info. One of our favorite clinics has been using it for MP for a long time and having great results. If you decide to try it let us know.

    Oscar and Felix. I love that.

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