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Lymphoma treatment update

Gracie made her journey to the bridge tonight... she is an- angel girl

November 7th 2012 4:12 am
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Over the last few weeks, since about mid october, Gracie was suddenly not doing as well. she started loosing weight and was not eating or active over this time.. and seemed to get a little bit worse as time went on, so she was brought to her oncologist right away.. various tests were done which Gracie wrote about before ( ultrasound, echocardiogram, blood work,etc), th doctors were not sure what was happening, but figured it was probably lymphoma returning but they did not want to administer chemo until they were sure but she couldnt undergo any CT scans so they could not image her nasal area... so they treated her for upper resp infection for about a week, that didnt work, then gave her a long lasting antibotic, that didnt work. Finally they decided to start her on chemo but not the strong vincristine... since they said that could make any conditions she had worse.. and make her anorexia worse.. so they started her on elspar.. and then decided to start her on cytoxin ( but they had to make a smaller pill because she had lost so mugh weight)... so she was given the pill last night.. but all along , especially this week, her decline was rapid. she was brought into emergeny and almost passed on her own. her temp was so low it failed to even register... she was glassy eyed, tired.. i talked to her and told her i loved her and she was so and will always be so special and a good girl.. and i had to let her go because she couldnt fight anymore.. i love her and miss her and am in very bad shape right now.. i have to be strong for my others but i miss her terribly and will never be the same again.. thank you for your prayers and concern... i appreciate it so much,


Suddenly feeling under the weather..

October 19th 2012 9:00 pm
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Hi everyone,
sorry i havent checked in lately, I havent been feeling too great...I went for my visit to the doctors this past monday and i lost a pound which is a lot for me. Momma knew i was looking like i was loosing, so she started giving me appetite stimulants more frequently. My doctor visits are pretty frequent ( every 4 weeks). so when i went to the oncologist they were concerned and did some blood work. Everything was ok except my gloublin level was very high, 7.2. this could be due to infection but at the same time, they were not sure because another protein level was not in line with an infection.. but they just did not know. So they did a chem screen and a T4 as well as an ultrasound. THey did not find any abnormalities on my ultrasound. My bloodwork was ok except for the gloublin protein level. So they decided to treat me for an upper resp. infection with clavimox, hoping that that is reason i am not feeling well and they want to see me after the clavimox is done. The only problem is i am not eating , i am very picky more and more each day. My mom brought me to my local vet a day later and i was given sub q fluids. Momma asked that i get them. The vet then showed mom how to administer them and she brought home a bag of lactated ringers and needles so i can get fluids at home. So mom gave me some this morning and i seemed ok but when she came home she noticed i didnt eat my food. So she is getting really worried about me... she gave me some pureed fancy feast today, a little on her finger and force fed me a bit, i didnt want it but she made me eat some... She is really worried about me. The doctors didnt think it was my lymphoma though. THey said it would be odd that suddenly i would have these symptoms and no other ones ( they did not see any issues near my eyes or hear anything in my lungs). So they are not sure.. Mom is going to see how i am tomorrow...
this all happened suddenly... Mom is very concerned. I ask for your purrrs and prayers please to get me through this bump in the road.. i am a strong little girl and have been so long and just hope this is some infection that i can beat soon..
Well time for bed.. thank you for your prayers and purrrs...
Love, Gracie girl


hello everyone!

August 28th 2012 6:00 pm
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hi everyone,
just wanted to say hello, i hope everyone is doing ok.. i just wanted to check in.. and let everyone know whats going on. I went to my oncologist last week and i gained back the weight i lost.. i lost a little bit.. My infection is gone too! I am so glad ( ihad a UTI infection, was put on clavimox and it went away, good bye infection and dont come back, meow)! . My oncologist also told mom ihave been in remission for a year i am such a good girl, momma tells me that a lot.. i just pray i keep doing well, i take my medicine, i go for doctor visits and momma looks after me very carefully, always making sure i am ok..thank ou for all of ur purrs and prayers, i am a strong little girl even though i am just 6.5 lbs and very petite, i am a fighter girl! i am a guard girl too, i guard the house, ! yep, if anyone tries to break in, they gotta get past me first! mol!! meow!!!!!
have a nice night everyone an thank u again for your purrs and thoughts, they mean the worl to me and my momma...

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