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Louie the Neapolitan Mastiff

Oct 12

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At 5 o’clock this morning poor Louie vomited all his dinner. He has been on his anti nausea medication for the last 3 days. I guess it’s not helping this time. This was 3 days after his 2nd chemo treatment. 2 days after his first chemo he had 2 episodes of a very small amount of vomiting  but this time it was a lot. He vomited 3 more times today. He wants nothing to eat not even his boars head cold cuts which he ate after his last chemo when he lost his appetite. I managed to get his anti nausea pills in him but he vomited them up this morning. So far he is keeping the evening dose down. I gave them to him about an hour ago. My poor boy looks like he was hit by a truck and I am sure he feels like it too. I have massaged his back and neck and legs. I let him out to lay in the sun this afternoon and I have warmed up his comforter (that covers his dog bed) in the dryer so it’s nice and warm and comfy for him. I hate to see him feeling so yucky especially when he was better then ever right up to the day of his chemo treatment. I will be discussing things with his vet on Wednesday. I am seriously thinking of discontinuing his chemo and just letting him enjoy whatever time he has left. I will see how soon he bounces back from this or if there is any stronger anti nausea med we can give or maybe reduce his chemo dose so the side effects are not so severe. Anyway here’s hoping my boy bounces back in the next day or two! Hoping everyone else is feeling good!

Sue and Big Lou

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16 comments so far

  1. benny55
    2:45 am - 10-12-2015

    Twpesring.. testing…testing……

  2. krun15
    3:08 am - 10-12-2015

    Hi there,
    When you talk to your vet ask about inject-able anti-nausea meds at the time of chemo and also reducing the dose of chemo.
    My pug Maggie had a different type of chemo for a different type of cancer, but when she got nausea the vet lowered the dose.
    Stopping chemo is definitely an option if his nausea can not be managed. We often talk about quality here, that is what it really is all about.

    Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

    • sreuschen
      3:12 am - 10-12-2015

      thank you Karen I will ask about the injectable!

  3. admin
    3:53 am - 10-12-2015

    Hang in there Big Lou! Have Ma watch this video about chemotherapy for tips about when side effects may occur and how often.

    PS: THANK YOU for upgrading your blog with a Supporter II subscription! 🙂

    • sreuschen
      8:52 pm - 10-12-2015

      Thank you for the link! And your welcome for the upgrade. This site is so supportive and informative I hope everyone who needs it finds their way here! Thank you for all you that you do!!

  4. epprice
    6:00 am - 10-12-2015

    Hope that nausea is behind you by now. Life just isn’t fun when food doesn’t taste good anymore. Hang in there!

  5. annapyr
    9:41 am - 10-12-2015

    I would second the notion of asking about injectable. When Ellie went in for a chemo session, she’d also get a dose of Cerenia and subcutaneous fluids at the same time. Then we would follow up at home w/ the 4 days of Cerenia pills. Ellie’s appetite did always dip after her chemo. We had such trouble w/ her appetite after her amputation though we did the Cerenia and fluids at each chemo just as a safety measure. I’m also sure the onc said that if she got serious side-effects like vomiting then they would try to reduce the dose so ask about that too. Absolutely the quality of life is the issue.


    • sreuschen
      8:42 pm - 10-12-2015

      thanks for your input!

  6. benny55
    3:23 pm - 10-12-2015

    Okay…grrr….n ot able to post…hope this goes through…

    So the several posts Ive tried to make basically boil down to ditto what everyone else has said…ill try again later… this dog!!!

    • sreuschen
      8:41 pm - 10-12-2015

      Thanks! Hope you get things fixed so you can post again 🙂

  7. linda8115
    3:38 pm - 10-12-2015

    Poor Louie! I have nothing else to add sounds like you got good info from everyone else just stopping to add my support to everyone else’s

    • sreuschen
      8:40 pm - 10-12-2015

      thank you!

    • sreuschen
      1:35 am - 10-13-2015

      Thank you 🙂

  8. Codie Rae
    11:27 pm - 10-12-2015

    Awww, poor Louie! Hope he is feeling better this evening. We have no experience with chemo so no advice to give. Just sending Louie and you a ton of tripawd love and strength from the Oaktown Pack!

    Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack

    • sreuschen
      1:35 am - 10-13-2015

      Thank you Codie Rae and The Oaktown Pack! Louie is starting to feel better today. Not eating too much but eating a little and he doesn’t look so down and out anymore 🙂 Hopefully we are on the upswing!

  9. jerry
    1:11 pm - 10-13-2015

    Ohhh I’m glad he’s feeling better. Here’s to a great day Louie & Sue!

    P.S. There is also a drug called Odanestron that is supposed to be ROCKIN for easing the occurrence of nausea.

    Keep us posted. And again, thank you so much for the Supporter Upgrade, you rock!

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