Alayne took that photo a few days ago of blind Widget in mid-roll on a bed in the living room.
Back in October, I had mentioned in a post that our oncologist at Peak Veterinary Referral Center in Burlington, Dr. Kendra Knapik, had said Widget was already "probably in remission" at that point. We've had a few ups and downs since then, and for one brief span her lymph nodes became enlarged again after we had to interrupt the chemotherapy for a couple of crucial weeks because of gastrointestinal issues. Along the way we found that one of the chemo drugs in her protocol, vincristine, seemed to be the culprit behind the GI problems. Once Kendra switched her to vinblastine, a similar but different drug, everything improved. Widget's been on a roll ever since. (Um, I think that pun was intended but I'm not really sure.)
At Widget's weekly oncology appointment yesterday, Kendra was quite definitive: Widget's lymphoma is in remission. Yay! We still have a couple of treatments left, but after that we'll be in monitoring mode. It's been a long slog, but absolutely worth it. She wouldn't be with us today otherwise.
2014 Shelter Challenge Underway
The first round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway and runs until March 30th. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We've won thousands of dollars in the previous contests, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
Thanks for your votes!