Update, March 2003:
Jack has completed his first round of chemotherapy, which he tolerated well, and is in remission. He is on a special diet, takes prednisone and oral chemotherapy drugs, and receives chemo “booster shots” every 6 weeks. These medical expenses will continue for the remainder of his life, however long that is. Many thanks to all who contributed towards his care. Jack is truly enjoying life as a couch dog and is getting all the food, treats and petting he can.
Update, June 2003: Jack got to go to the GLGG in Michigan, where his favorite activity was the ice cream social! He was perfectly
behaved throughout his first experience in a motel.
Update, September 2003: Jack developed diarrhea around the time of GLGG which did not respond to numerous remedies. The lymph nodes in his neck
also became enlarged again around that time, and his chemotherapy regimen was changed. Jack tried to hang in there over the next couple of months, but he slowly lost weight and generally failed to thrive. The light
faded from his eyes in September, and he was sent to the Rainbow Bridge on September 11, 2003. Not surprisingly, no one was interested in adopting him after his lymphoma was diagnosed, so he lived out his life here as one
of our own dogs, sleeping in the bedroom with the rest of our pack (thank goodness, he never wanted to get on the bed), truly part of the family. We had hoped to have him longer, but are grateful to those who helped us
give him nearly a year - - a happy year in which he felt good and lived life to the fullest. Godspeed, Jack.