A Year Ago Today ... Day 5

Written January 22, 2016

A year ago today, Layla had her first chemo treatment.

In the 14 days from the time we found out she had bladder cancer and the day of her first treatment session, we struggled to digest all of the information that was thrown at us. We stressed over, argued about, and just plain second guessed ourselves each time we came close to a decision. It took a week and two visits to our local Veterinary Teaching Hospital to come to an agreement. We decided to start her on the intravenous chemotherapy drug (Carboplatin), and the NSAID (Piroxicam).

The first day of her treatment, was the first day since she was diagnosed that I allowed myself to relax a bit. We were doing something to help her … it gave me a moment to breathe and gather my thoughts to start researching TCC and possible causes and holistic remedies.

All of the research on cancer, different treatments, holistic & homeopathic remedies to help Layla were the stepping stones to this blog and my business. Layla was the reason they exist today and she was and will always be the inspiration behind them.