Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bailey Report

It's been three weeks since we received Bailey's cancer diagnosis. We didn't expect her to last this long. But Bailey has always been a tough, determined little rebel and that's still true.
We've adjusted our routines to accommodate her condition. She doesn't run or climb stairs. She gets four meals a day and special supplements. She eats breakfast and dinner with her pack and in the afternoon and at bedtime she and I go off by ourselves and I hand feed her the two extra meals. She gets a tiny bit of kibble with a helping of homemade food, mostly veggies. She also gets either rice  or pasta mixed with veggies and some kiefer . She gets yogurt and sometimes low fat cottage cheese and once a week she gets sardines.

Her supplements are B complex, super cucurmin , fish oil and moringa.

Over the weekend Rob and I both noticed a change in Bailey. She started wandering around the yard and barking at people on the trail behind our fence. She carries her stuffed dog around with her again and at mealtime she's spinning and bouncing again. Sunday she even ran to meet me when I called her for lunch. She's wagging her tail and seems much happier than just two weeks ago.
When I spoke with Dr B yesterday, he was surprised that's she's so improved. He also thought she'd be gone by now. If she continues to improve he wants to see her in two weeks to check on the tumor.

We're well aware that Bailey could be gone in minutes, but seeing her happy and not in pain makes us so happy. I'll take every extra day that she can give me.

7 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's great. We hope she continues to enjoy life.

Molly the AireGirl said...

How wonderful to read this news. Our hearts are singing for you and Mr Rob, Miss Sue. We send you lots of AireZen, Bailey♥

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is so good to her. We are sure that Bailey is letting you know that she isn't ready and she is so grateful to you for all you do to help her.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Bailey is a true fighter. We pray she makes it the two weeks and gets good news from the vet

rottrover said...

Oh Bailey! Just keep on enjoying the love!

Otto and Osa

Ann Oon said...

Hi Sue! Sorry we have not been around. Glad to hear Bailey is on the mend. Quality of life is good. Have you heard of ketopets? They have custom made diets for dogs with cancer. http://www.ketopetsanctuary.com/ Perhaps they can help Bailey. Take good care of yourself too.

Marjie said...

As long as she is happy, every day is a good day. Enjoy Bailey for as long as you can, and I hope it's a long time. Love to you all.