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Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Visit to Grandma & Grandpa's House

You guys are such great furiends! Several of you have asked about my Grandma so I decided to share my visit on Saturday with you. But first, a bit of an update.
Grandma started her chemotherapy almost 3 weeks ago. She has been very fortunate in that it hasn't made her extremely sick. She has a very good doctor that has her start taking different medications several days before and after the chemo to treat a lot of the side effects. She has been able to work part time and says the worst part is the fatigue. She will go in for her second chemo treatment this Wednesday.
We were on our way over and I had to stop and make sure Mom and Dad were coming. Man, for people with legs a million times longer than mine they sure are slow.

Here I am trying to shake off the cold...

We're here!

Grandma's doctor told her that her hair would start falling out about 3 weeks after her first treatment. Since my Daddy shaves his head, she asked him to do the honors for her.
I stood guard in front of Grandma and made sure everything went ok.

I also did some snoopervising of Daddy's work.

Grandma and Grandpa have two cats.
This is Gwen.

This is Sammie.

Gwen and I were having a stare down.

I usually bark at cats but for some reason I don't bark at Gwen and no one can quite figure that one out. I do bark at Sammie when I see her.
Here are a couple photos of me and Grandma together:


She doesn't like it too much when I kiss her but I still try!

So, things are going better than we all thought they would for Grandma right now. Thank you so much for your care and concern.

28 comments:

Mr Koda MD said...

Glad to hear your grandma is doing ok with her chemo and that you are looking after her!

Grandparents are grand!

Koda

sadermaxx said...

Hi Twix

We are so glad your grandma is doing so well and she looks great.
As for the cat thing We think that maybe you just have an understanding with the cat, cats really aren't that bad, in fact they could be a lot of fun.
And as for your grandma tell her we all still have crossed paws and hope that she continues to get better.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing that special visit!

I think woo should try to khonvince her your khysses have plenty of HEALING and HEELING powers!

Yum: khats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kari in WeHo said...

make sure to sneak in lots of kisses because the have the power to make her feel better!

hero said...

So glad that grandma is doing alright... thanks for the update. Gwen and Sammie are lovely feline... perhaps Gwen has a liking for you, Twix. Keep up the TLC for grandma, ya!

Licks, hero

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Twix, you are looking after Grandma so very well.
Lots of kisses and cuddles is just what the doctor ordered!
Your Grandma was looking well in her pics and so happy to be cuddling you.
Our mum's friend had chemo and treated herself to the most amazing wigs!
She had a lovely brunette curly one and a short blond one!
Tell Grandma we are asking after her and sending all our love - both canine and human.
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a nice visit we had. Thanks for taking us along. We hope she is up and "at it" and back to feeling her best soon.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

Hi Twix, so glad to hear the chemo is going well for your Grandma. Glad you have been able to help out at your Grandma and Grandpa's. Keep you all in prayer.

SEDONA said...

Hey Twixie-Chic!
Just got caught up on your goings-on...so, so glad to see you recovered from your scary illness, and that Santy Paws was so good to you (and your hooman! Bon Jovi rocks!). Thanks for this update on your grandma...so many hoomans are praying for her, and all your furiends have their paws crossed extra-tight. That's so special that your grandma asked your dad to groom her...bet it was hard for efurrybody not to tear up, huh? My hooman did and she wasn't even there!!
I love the shot of you & Gwen staring each other down; great angle :-)
Be sure to keep giving your grandma kisses...she only *says* she doesn't like 'em :-)
Your pal,
Sedona

BRUTUS said...

Glad your Grandma is holding up well so far. The people sickies can get really bad, guess that's the downside of being a human... Looks like she had a great support system, you included, Twix!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Winnie said...

Hi Twix,
It looks like you really love your grandma. Hope she continues to do well with the chemo. Me and Lilly are sending some sun shine to you from the south. It will be 65 here today!
Peace out,
Winnie

Our Wagging Tales said...

This our first time to your blog and we're going to make sure to follow. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. I bet your visits really cheer her up !

Ms. ~K said...

Grandma certainly loves you!
You make her smile! Good Job Twix!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Twinkietinydog said...

I think that this is great news, under the circumstances. Gee your grandma looks tired but glowing. She looks so loving when you're with her. Since your grandma and grandpa have shaved, are you considering it too? Way to take care of your peoples like that Twix :) My thoughts are with all of you.
Twink!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Twix, mom and I are glad to read that your G-ma is doing well. She has some very pretty kitties too. Do you like to play with them?
Mom often wonders if I'd like to have a puppy? HA I say yes as long as it knows I'm Queen Bee.
Madi and Mom

Bijou said...

Hi Twix,

We are happy to hear your Grandma is doing okay. I know your visist will help her get better. You sure are looking snazzy in your purdy coat.

Waggles,
Bijou

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Twix!
Thanks fur the update on Grandma, we're glad she is doing well. It looks like she is in good spirits, but how could anyone not be in good spirits wiff you visiting? :-)

Luv,
Cloud

PS. Yay, Pup Scouts!!

SGR said...

Woof! Happy to hear your Grandma is doing well. Visiting her for sure made her day pleasant. Lots of Golden woofs, Sugar

The OP Pack said...

Chemo is a tough road, Twix. So glad to hear that things are going OK so far for Grandma. It was very nice of her to let you sit with her and give her sweet kisses. Hugs to her - we hope she continues to do well.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
I am so happy to know your Grandma is doing well. Thankfully she has a good Doctor to help her to avoid the side effects.
Please tell her I have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for her!
I am sure she enjoys your visits and your kisses too!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Nadine said...

We are so happy to hear that your Grandma is doing well!! We know that you have a part in that, because she looks so happy in those pictures with you!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Mochi and Mommy said...

Thank you for the update on your Grandma and I'm so glad to see that she's doing well. I know that your visit sure made her feel better! :) I'm keeping her in my thoughts and sending lots of healing vibes to her.

Mochi

Cocorue said...

Your grandma is so lucky to have you looking after her and we're glad to see that she' doing fine.

You are a special dawg Twixie and so are your hoomans
chikisses
coco

Marla said...

Your grandma . . . she's beautiful. I've been thinking of you guys a lot lately.

The Army of Four said...

YEA! A trip to Grandma and Grandpa's!!!!! That looks like a blast!
Sammie and Gwen sure are pretty! I'd love to hang out with them some time.
I love the pix of you and your Grandma. I'll bet she loves having you come visit. Oh- and please tell her - it's Dave's professional opinion as a Guide Dog for the Color Blind that your Grandma looks REALLY pretty in blue!
Thanks for taking us on your visit!
Play bows,
Zim

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Glad that your Grandma is doing so well. I'm sure that she enjoyed your visit. Keep us updated on how she's doing.

Woofs and Kisses!

Jess said...

Good job taking care of grandma!

Twix, I have to say, I loooooooove coming to your page, because not only is it super cute, but I looooooooove the big ol' picture of you up at the top. What big, beautiful eyes you have. :)

Two Country Poodles said...

That is fabulous that your grandma is doing better!!!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Snicker Doodle (the chi foster sibling)