Tanner is less than thrilled to be trying on Halloween costumes this year. We only put out a couple of decorations because of two crazy pants young cats :) But that didn't stop us from pulling out the costumes!
The real reason many of you are here, is to see how Tanner is doing with his cancer treatments. Yesterday, Tanner spent the day at the vet school getting blood work, a urinalysis, and his chemo - Vincristine. Then we got some good news...Instead of weekly treatments, his protocol has switched to every other week! It seems as you progress through treatment, things begin to taper...
So this will be his schedule for the next round in the treatment cycle...
10/27 - Vincristine given at vet school
11/3 - Rest week
11/10 - Cyclophosphamide given at home, quick blood draw at regular vet
11/17 - Rest week
11/24 - Doxorubicin given at the vet school
12/1 - Rest Week
12/8 - Next round begins, Abdominal Ultrasound repeated to see how we are doing
During this time, his Prednisolone dose has also been decreased again. We are now giving 1/2 tablet every other day.
Less pills and less travel will make for a happy Tanner! He tolerates things very well, but I know he will appreciate the change in frequency. The rest weeks still count as part of the protocol. His protocol is 27 weeks long. We are currently on week 13, and if all goes well, week 27 will be February 2, 2015.
Thank you all for the continued purrs...they are working!