It’s hard to believe, but this past Monday was the two-month anniversary of Shadow’s stem cell infusion.
Our vet said Shadow should be the “poster child” for the success of the clinical trials!
Despite some GI issues* that Shadow was dealing with for the last several weeks, she has really benefitted greatly from the treatment.
*Suffice it to say, too much people food, even given with love, is not good for any dog, but especially those with sensitive stomachs.*
Anyway, the stem cells have helped with Shadow’s mobility, her confidence level, her emotional health; and in general, improved her overall Quality of Life.
She’s a sensitive “pup” – always has been – and I doubt that will ever change; but she seems to be handling stress a little better.
Her arthritis seems to be less bothersome, in varying degrees. In areas where it only bothered her on rare occasions it seems to be in remission. And in areas where it was most bothersome it seems just a tad bothersome at times.
Now my job is to continue monitoring Shadow for subtle changes in her activity – good or bad – and let the vet know about them. Since I have his mobile number, that last part will be easy.
Hubby and I have been really impressed – not to mention happy – with the way the stem cells have helped Shadow. As I said above, her overall quality of life has improved considerably. She seems to have a new outlook on life.
Today is three years since we said goodbye to Callie. It’s a sad memory; but sweet Callie is always with us in spirit, watching over all of us. I know Shadow misses her sister and best friend – so do hubby, Ducky and I – but she plays more now and doesn’t seem depressed so often. And that’s a wonderful thing.