Giving up the thought of catching up here.  One day I am looking for things to do and the next I am busy until sundown.  Certainly not complaining, but the reality is I am just going to post when I can.  I do want to spotlight some things in the future, especially those things Kai is eating.  We feel that his best shot is through nutrition.  I did mention what Kai is getting each day in the previous post and hope that if you have a dog with cancer, you will take the time to research these things on your own.  I will get back to those things and get into more detail at some point, but the past week has been a bit crazed.

The weekend before this past one found Kai not wanting to do much at all.  He would eat and drink, but did not want to go outside.  He spent his time laying on Mark’s mattress in the living room.  Did I mention we moved our beds downstairs so that we could all sleep together?  The entire pack loves it! 

About 4-5 days ago, all 3 dogs had some stomach thing happening so we were running outside with them day and night as they got rid of whatever was causing them grief.  Kai did perk up a few days ago.  He loves going outside and sitting in the sun and has been bringing us toys to play with in the house.  He enjoyed the Fall leaves as well by jumping up for a few and biting them like he has done each year.  He loves to chase leaves!  We are cautious and even though he wants to go-go-go, we slow him down a bit so he doesn’t wear himself out. 

Today, I spent the morning cooking his food.  It is basically brown rice, chicken, liver and veggies – all organic.  As a vegetarian, it isn’t my idea of fun but the reality is he is getting the nutrition his body needs to heal itself.  Please take the time to check out the Dog Cancer Diet if your dog is ill.  It has helped Kai and other dogs.  http://www.dogcancerblog.com/dog-cancer-diet/  It can take a bit of time, but it is well worth it.  It takes me about 3 hours including cooking time.  We cook every 4 days or so.  I am not sure how we are going to sustain this financially, but we will find a way.

Along with the cooking, Anna has been having stomach issues again today.  Since the other two dogs are not sick, I am guessing she found something out in the grass and ate it.  I am not sure why our neighbors insist on tossing old meat, bones, bread, crackers, marshmallows, bagels, muffins, etc out in the common areas of our development.  These foods are things that should be disposed of properly because they attract rodents and are not good for the creatures that eat them.  Bah!  I need a nap.  :P


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurie
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 13:07:35

    I always feel that it’s YOUR blog and you just post whatever you want. Catch-up is great but sometimes it’s just not possible.

    You’re such good parents, moving your bed, and a wonderful Mama, cooking stuff that is icky for you.

    Give them all an ear scritch from me.


  2. Mark
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 13:37:26

    Excellent website! Keep going! Having a semi-permanent record of Kai’s ordeal appeals to me. The pictures look great. Thanks for doing this.


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