We're about half way thru the treatment and like you, I'm curious as to whether this unusual treatment will work. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high and also not to see things as I want to see them rather than as how they really are.
First Sky. Before the treatment started on Friday, he had no appetite and had to be coaxed to eat even a little. He's lost seven pounds since this started. He was tired and wanted to sleep all the time. When we went outside he didn't even take his beloved ball with him. His stool was liquid and he needed to go almost ever hour.
Friday when he got home I offered him some dinner, but he refused it. He did eat a cup of applesauce, then slept all evening. He only needed to poop once late in the evening and again his stool was liquid. On Saturday he ate his entire breakfast and a can of tuna. When we went out in the late afternoon, he took his ball and chased it a couple times before lying down to rest. He ate his dinner and several liver brownies. This morning he ate his breakfast and drank a bottle of Boost. His stool is partly solid for the first time.
Now Samba. This girl has been fighting this for two months and has lost twenty pounds. Before treatment started she was starting to eat a little more and had regained five pounds. She was so weak that she couldn't get to her feet by herself and Rob or I would have to lift her whenever she wanted to move around. She tired easily and could only stand for short periods. Her stool was soft, but not liquid.
When we got home on Friday she ate her entire dinner and asked for more. Then she slept and didn't have a stool till morning. Saturday she ate her breakfast and we noticed that she was now able to get to her feet by herself without us lifting her. She ate several small meals during the day and in the afternoon wanted to play ball, but was too weak to run after it. She showed interest anyway. This morning after eating her breakfast she enjoyed a bottle of Boost and again went into the back yard with the other dogs. Her stool is very soft but infrequent.
So there we are, I'm trying not to read too much into what I'm seeing, but Samba is definitely showing some improved strength and both are more interested in play and in eating. I'd say this is an good thing.
What's next? Tomorrow they will both go back to the hospital for another treatment followed by two more days of at home treatments. Then we reassess.