Tippy was diagnosed with lymphoma on June 25 and given Elspar as an initial treatment. She did not respond well. Her breathing was labored, and she was miserable for about 3-4 days. Her suffering showed me that we could not put her through a full chemo regimen, even though I was greedy for more time with my girl. Without chemo, her prognosis was 1-2 months, or 2-4 months on prednisone only.
I decided to explore alternative therapies with my vet to see what else could be done. Tippy is taking prednisone, 2 Chinese herbal medicines, power mushrooms, and your supplement (which I started on July 3). She is receiving acupuncture as well. Based on your feedback, I have also started preparing all of Tippy's food. I am cooking lots of organic veggies and lean meats with bone broth in the slow cooker and pureeing the combination.
Prior to starting your supplement and implementing a whole food diet, Tippy was struggling with diarrhea and continuing to drink lots of water. Our vet deferred starting the second herbal supplement for 3 weeks to give time for her diarrhea to resolve. However, with the changes (your supplement and whole food diet), the digestive issues resolved over the weekend, and I started the second Chinese herbal supplement 2 weeks early.
Within one week of initiating the supplement (and other changes), I have observed that she is breathing and sleeping better. She is no longer guzzling water (which was one of our first signs something was wrong); she still has accidents in the house. We have to take her out quite a bit, but that's okay. Her eyes are bright, and her personality seems so much happier. She does nosework, and this weekend she felt well enough to do 3 fun searches at home! She has not had the energy or focus to be able to do that for over a month.
I am so hopeful that we will beat the 2-4 month prediction. At a minimum, the quality of her life and well-being have improved significantly in 1 week.
Hope this helps others!
Follow up on Tippy:
Yes! They all love the supplement . Tippy gained some weight she had lost from cancer, had energy, and had a great attitude to the very end. We definitely had quality time together with your supplement. Thank you for your kindness always checking in with us.
After Tippy’s cancer, I am really focusing on prevention for my others! See my newest family member, Fiona, now on your supplement. Thank you, Nancy.