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Sep 07 2012

5th Round of Chemotherapy and some GREAT news!

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Hello everyone,

Hunter had his 5th round of chemo yesterday with chest xrays and blood work (his labs look great!).

To quote our oncologist…

“Based on our physical exam and chest x-rays, Hunter does not have evidence of cancer.”

To quote the radiologist…

“There is no evidence of nodular metastatic disease, the possible nodule previously described was not seen.”

WOOO HOOO!   We’re doing the happy dance here in southeastern Wisconsin!

Only one issue to mention…”The chest x-rays identified an enlargement of the pulmonary vessels as they exit the heart” ….however, since Hunter has no clinical signs of pulmonary hypertension, and his breed typically doesn’t present problems, we have been told not to worry about it.  Our oncologist says its a minor issue and doesn’t think Hunter is at risk.   They will look at the area again the next time they take Hunter’s chest xrays.


We got back from a wonderfully relaxing family vacation in Lac du Flambeau, WI this Wednesday.

Hunter got walks, spent time fishing on our boat, and got to swim and plotch in a beautiful lake for 4 days.

I think it did him a world of good, and except for a little diarrhea due to the local water, he felt great (we switched to bottled water for our dogs and their symptoms cleared up).

Here are a couple of photos from our trip…

Captain Hunter is back!


One HAPPY lab!!


Fishing with “Dad” !

One foggy morning!


Lookin’ good Hunt!

Yes… that’s “Dad” out there on the boat!


We are staying positive and believe we will have many more wonderful memories with our “Super Dog”!

Each day with him is a gift and we give him lots of love, praise and of course…. treats!











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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “5th Round of Chemotherapy and some GREAT news!”

  1.   maximutton 07 Sep 2012 at 6:52 pm     Reply1

    Captain Hunter? Nope. ADMIRAL HUNTER!!!! That sounds a lot better. Congrats Hunter, I am so glad you are doing so well, and that nasty nodule has disappeared!! Way to go!!!!

  2.   Kathy Lon 07 Sep 2012 at 7:09 pm     Reply2

    That is Great news!! Hunter certainly has something to smile about and he can get on with life — not that he seems to have ever slowed down! You couldn’t ask for a more perfect ending to a relaxing weekend. Treats are in order and just maybe Harley will get to taste those french fries everyone is always talking about. Or in the Milwaukee area, something from Kopps sounds good.

  3.   jerryon 08 Sep 2012 at 10:24 pm     Reply3

    Hey Super Dog, now that is just SUPER DUPER! Woo hoo!

    That trip looks like a lot of fun. What a long way you’ve come!

  4.   princesson 09 Sep 2012 at 11:29 am     Reply4

    You are such a natural on the boat Hunter. Wonderful news!!!!!
    Keep enjoying the dance.

    Karen and Spirit Magnum

  5.   charliewarlieon 21 Sep 2012 at 10:53 pm     Reply5

    What a handsome guy Hunter is! Such good news from the Vet! Looks like he’s back to enjoying a ‘normal’ Lab life!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Charlie (and mom)

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