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Rescue Group: East Coast Asian Dog Rescue, Inc. - NY
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||NY072108|
Update 2/22/10: Sad news for those who have been watching Cleo's progress. She passed away today leaving us all who cared for her very heartbroken.
UPDATE 2/13/10: Cleo continues with her roller coaster ride of good and not so very. But she is still happy with a good quality of life. Her chemotherapy is ongoing and expensive. Any help with her expenses is very much appreciated.
UPDATE 1/29/08: Another great update on Cleo!! She had bloodwork drawn last week following her second chemo dose and it came back "perfect"!! Yay!! She is now a joy to pet as her scabs are completely gone, she has fur, and she is soft!! She will have her third chemo dose in a couple weeks--we are hopeful that she will continue doing well!
Cleo is a wonderful black 6 y.o. female pug that came into our program in July. She was an owner surrender due to the owner moving and not being able to follow up with Cleo's care. Cleo has been struggling with severe skin breakouts for a few months--the easy to test things were ruled out and she was placed on pred and antiobiotics. The owner was told that much more testing needed to be conducted to determine the cause of the skin issues, which she couldn't afford. That's when Cleo came to us. After much testing, she has now been diagnosed with skin cancer (cutaneous lymphoma). She started chemo last week and is responding well so far, so the prognosis is good that she will continue to do well. She needs to be monitored carefully, getting chemo once a month, bloodwork done twice a month, as well as continuing with pred, antibiotics and denosyl--this will go on for 16 weeks, hoping at that time she will be in remission. She may need to continue with the above protocol longer, or a modified version, after the 16 weeks. If you all could meet her, you would not hesitate a second in this endeavor. Even when her body was completely covered with oozing, bleeding sores and her skin peeling away, she never complained and is just so appreciative. It just took two days for her skin to start healing after her chemotherapy last Friday. She went back to the vet yesterday for her repeat blood work and they could not believe the difference a week made! Her sores are completely healed, her scabs are healing and her skin is no longer inflamed. She is missing quite a bit of fur, but I am hopeful that will now start growing back. She is so much more active and her eyes are happy--so I know her pain has subsided!
I know this is long, but I wanted everyone to understand how important donations are for Cleo.
I have attached a couple pics that were taken when she first came here to give an idea of what she looks like--her skin condition got much worse over the past month prior to her chemo treatment--but just look at that sweet face!