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April, 2020 Archive

Apr 30

Today’s update is a tale of two parks.  While most people think of NYC as being skyscrapers and subways, we live in Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood of Manhattan, which is very residential and has a lot of green space.  Griffin has lived here his whole life and I’ve been a resident since 1994. This morning […]

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Apr 29

I’ve spent the last few days trying to figure out the best course of treatment for Griffin.  The standard approach for canine chemotherapy is 4-6 rounds, usually with Carboplatin.  Griffin’s oncologist originally recommended 11 rounds of chemo, alternating Carboplatin with Doxorubicin, based on anecdotal information that more chemo resulted in better outcomes.  However, there is […]

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Apr 28

Prior to his surgery, Griffin and I would easily walk a 2-mile route from our house to the furthest point at Dyckman Fields in Upper Manhattan, and back again.  Griffin is not yet up to making the 2-mile trip on his own (he can do about 1.5 miles in the morning, less in the late […]

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Apr 25

Today is a glorious, sunshiny day in NYC and Griffin and I made the most of it!  Enjoy today’s photos and videos! xoxo Stacy Griffin has learned that the faster he walks, the more his momentum will carry him forward.  His default motion lately has been trotting more than walking.    

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Apr 24

Griffin was at AMC today for blood work following his first round of chemo last week and for a few rehab sessions.  His oncologist said his blood test results were great – solid white blood cell/platelet counts and no issues with his liver.  She said he seems to be sailing through chemo – fingers crossed […]

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