Two Down; Fourteen To Go

Two Down; Fourteen To Go

After his second week of infusion with the new cancer drug, we celebrated by whisking ourselves off to the Reid Park Zoo where we found this charming little Squirrel Monkey.

There were lots of them swinging around in their enclosure, but this guy has the run of the place.  As it turns out, he is made of plaster, but so life like that we were nearly fooled.  He makes a good interest piece.

Midday is not the optimum time to visit a zoo in warm weather as many of the inhabitants are wisely observing siesta time, but we enjoyed seeing the animals that were out and about.  The giraffes were particularly stately, and huge!  The rhino favored my camera with his south end as he headed north, so that was interesting!  Otherwise, he was just snoozing away in the sun.

The attraction was very clean and the staff had a happy air about them.  It seemed like everyone there really cared about what they were doing, and had a happy workplace.  There were many families with children of all ages, as well as groups of children on outings, and it was a pleasure to see so many people having a good time.

It was a very pleasant experience!  ;->


About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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14 Responses to Two Down; Fourteen To Go

  1. Andrea GOGOLAN says:

    Hi Judilyn and Gary, this is the best picture! Looks like they`re having a nice conversation. Sounds like Reid Park is a great place to visit. Been following you for a long time and enjoy your blog so much. I deal with MM myself and have started a maintenance infusion with a new med as well that will be on going for several months. I do my best not to dwell on it but would like to know how Gary’s does. Take care you two!g

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  2. Craig Sheumaker says:


    Good to see that “the Lad” is looking good! How often are the infusions? This therapy must not be a tough one to tolerate if you can wander through the zoo on a hot day.

    Craig Sheumaker


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  3. judilyn says:

    The infusions were Thursday and Friday; the zoo was the NEXT Wednesday !!! Long recovery period, but it’s been better since.

    Infusions are weekly for eight weeks; bi-weekly for four months; monthly forever.


  4. K says:

    The G-Man looks FANTASTIC!!!!


  5. tinycamper says:

    Good to see you got out and about. The little squirrel monkey does look realistic. Giraffes have a special place in my heart due to an unforgettable experience feeding one at a zoo when I was a kid.

    Keep taking good care of yourselves!

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  6. Sherry says:

    Judilyn, what is the treatment. I don’t think David ever had that one since I don’t recognize the regimen.

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  7. Nature is such a stress reliever and great way to get your mind off things! Take care!

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  8. RV John says:

    He looks very well but it must be tough from your description of the treatment. Tell him to hang in there.

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    • judilyn says:

      It’s no walk in the park, but side effects have been very minimal. We don’t yet know how the cancer itself is responding, or if his blood values are tanking. But he looks and feels pretty good. Thanks for caring.


  9. Clanmother says:

    I have been away from blogging for a couple of days, so it is good to catch-up on your culinary adventures. May thoughts are with you on your healing journey…

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