Phoebe, The Baroness Von Peebleschnopps

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Medical Update

It's been nearly 2 1/2 years since Phoebe was diagnosed and started treatment for her Cushing's Disease. Though there have been necessary dose adjustments with the Trilostane that she's been taking, he numbers have never been better.

We've been spending most of our time and focus, over the past year, on Phoebe's older brother, Chandler. Chandler was diagnosed this past March with Malignant Melanoma. In no time, it spread throughout his body. Despite our aggressive and best medical efforts, Chandler passes away from his fight with cancer last month on June 11, 2009.

We did a blog for Chandler: We did this for us, for our friends (to have a place to check during the day for updates, without having to come to us to repeat the same info over, and over, and over...) but moreover, we did it so that someday, some other doggie-Mommy or Daddy will be searching for info and will see what we did/didn't do with Chandler. Hopefully, it will give them a sense of comfort, guidance and a sense of not being so alone in this scary process.

Given the lack of information about Canine Cushing's Disease (which is not repetative) I decided to rededicate myself to this blog after over 2 years since starting it. Hopefully, I can add more information to the wealth of reliable info on the web and help someone else.

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