15 Months in Remission Recap

Margarita has been feeling great and has been very active this month! She even participated in two virtual 5K races: Best Friends 5K and part 1 of The Dog Days of Summer 5k Series !

Abdominal Ultrasound

It was time for Margarita to have an abdominal ultrasound re-check. Margarita may have these periodically due to her Lymphoma originating in her spleen. This was the first visit back to VSEC since Covid, so I was not able to go inside with Margarita.

Ultrasound Findings:
  • Liver: mild generalized hyperechoic enlargement (consistent with steroid hepatopathy), two small (4-5mm) hypo echo with nodules identified in the left medial lube. ( The doctor was not concerned with these). The previously noted 1-2cm nodule seen in December 2019 is no longer present.
  • Bladder: Non-dependent gas bubble noted in the bladder lumen
    • Due to the gas being consistent with Emphysematous cystitis, an ultrasound-guided cystocentesis was done in order to obtain a sterile sample of the bladder. The sample came back showing signs of E. coli. Margarita treated with enrofloxacin for this.

There were no abnormalities found in her gallbladder and biliary Tree, kidneys, adrenal glands, stomach, Intestines, colon, pancreas, peritoneum, mesentery, and lymph nodes!

Post-Abdominal Ultrasound Treat

Starbucks Chicken Double Smoked Bacon Panini!

The Dog Days of Summer 2020 (June)

The Dog Days of Summer are here! Margarita is signed up to participate in a 3-part Summer virtual 5k series! The 2020 Dog Days of Summer is hosted by j&a racing . Rita completed the June part of this series on June 27, 2020.

Margarita and I walked around our local golf course and on a trail through the woods to cover our 3.1 miles.

There are 3 medals (June/July/August) that when fitted together will form a dog bone! June’s medal features Retrievers.

A portion of our registration fee each month is donated to the Virginia Beach SPCA , who believes that the animal-human bond creates healthier, happier, more connected communities. VBSPCA delivers their compassion by providing pet adoption and sheltering, low-cost public veterinary clinic services, humane education programs, wildlife triage and canine pet training. ✌🏼❤️🐾

Here’s to hoping that every dog finds their forever running/walking partner! 🐶🏃🏼‍♀️

Best Friends 5K

Margarita completed a virtual 5k for charity! 

The “Best Friends” virtual race was hosted by Gone For a RUN .

A portion of the registration fees for each team was donated to the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, whose mission is to focus on rescuing abused and neglected animals – locally, internationally and throughout the Asian Dog Meat Trade – by rehabilitating them and finding them their forever homes.✌🏼❤️🐾 

Margarita walked this race as she enjoyed beautiful weather and special 1-on-1 time with her Mama! 💖🐶