Posted by: Adrianna | June 30, 2010

Tomorrow — chemo?

We are still waiting for Elliott’s MDR1 test result.  It may come in tomorrow, late afternoon, or on Friday.  E’s oncologist doesn’t work on Friday but she will make a special trip if we don’t get the result tomorrow (she’s awesome!).  This means that I have to bring him in to work tomorrow and perhaps leave him there overnight 😦 if we dont’ get the test result because it is so expensive to bring him back and forth.  The oncologist and I have talked about it, and regardless of the result we’ll go ahead and treat with vincristine (the next drug on the list) but reduce the dose if he is MDR1 positive. The risk is that he will feel more ill effects from it than a negative dog, but since his prognosis is just terrible without following the UWM protocol, it is worth the risk.  Fingers crossed.

I hope we get the results on time because I don’t want to spend another night without him.


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