We took Sasha to our local vet on August 8, to have some blood drawn as per Dr. Mason’s request. We took the same precautionary step a week after Sasha’s first visit to UPenn. The vaccine (ADXS-HER2) causes an elevation of liver enzymes and also affects some other values that are of concern. The blood sample arrived at UPenn on the 9th, and Dr. Mason informed us of the results on August 12.
Sasha’s red and white blood cells and platelets were all normal. Her liver values were slightly elevated: ALT (180; normal=16-91), AST (87; normal=23-65), ALKP was normal. Though these values are slightly high, they are far from being a cause for concern, and they are below where they were one week after the first treatment. Dr. Mason is happy with the results of Sasha’s bloodwork, and so then, so are we.
Sasha goes back to UPenn for her third and final treatment the week of August 20. We’ll keep everyone updated on how things go for our girl. Wish her well!