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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rainer had his first post chemo checkup yesterday. He is feeling a whole lot better now, it is amazing how strong he is now on the leash. While he was "sick" with lymphoma and through he chemo, he was pretty easy to handle on a leash and fur saver. Being 4 weeks since his last chemo treatment he has really gained alot of energy and strength. He is also growing his coat back!

They took him back for a blood draw and said they would be right back. Well an hour went by and still no Rainer! I was beginning to get worried when he came through the door!

They said his blood panel looked great and they checked him all over and said he was looking very good and doing well. He weighed 80 lbs down from his 85 lbs during chemo, but I think he actually is getting more muscle. We don't have to go back til January14th! While Rainer really likes the staff there and is prety easy to deal with, when he came back into the room he slid behind my chair and then crawled from under near it like a commando! I think he is tired of being stuck with needles!

Anyway, it is 8 months since Rainer was first diagnosed with "B" cell lymphoma. It was in several periferal lymphnodes on both sides of his body so I believe it was stage IV. He had a very aggressive chemo treatment and has been in remission since June. I am glad we did the chemo as he had few problems and is feeling better than ever. I am praying our remission lasts a long, long time!
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((((hugs))) to Rainer and you. So good to hear this great news.
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THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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Congratulations!!! great news
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That's great Diana.. I'm so happy to hear this.

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Wonderful news!! I too hope for a very long remission.

Nice to have his strength back, isn't it?


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Fantastic News!!

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Happy Dance , for Rainer. I hope for a L O N G remission


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Hugs to both you and Rainer!!! I am very happy to hear that he is doing so well!!!

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