Lymphoma treatment update

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

 
 

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Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 9:30 pm

We are revving our purr engines to full throttle, Gracie.
And sending pawyers too.

Many hugs!
Pipo & Minko
Purred by: Gracie (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi Pipo and Minko,
thank you so much for purring for me.. momma and me really really appreciate it so much and we know that every purrrrr helps... this was just a very sudden thing.. we are hoping it can be corrected with my clavimox doses i get twice a day.. momma is watching me though to see how i am , hoping i dont have to go to emergency.... If i am ok during the weekend mom will bring me in monday to oncology .. even though i dont have an appointment, they know my situation.. so mom is hoping i can be ok through the weekend and early monday bring me in to oncology since they know my case.. if i went to emergency, they would have to recreate the wheel and i cant go through any major testing so its best i go through oncology.. so mom hoping that we can do that...
Purred by: Misha Angel (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 6:23 am

Hi Sweet Gracie,
I am sorry you are not feeling well. Did the vet check your pancreas levels? That is a separate test done with your blood. That can really make us feel sick. Are you on prednisolone? I bet you are. That helps too. Also, some fresh, warm chicken might smell good to you and get you to eat. Some kitties like human baby food too. I am purring for you and sure hope you feel better soon.
Your angle pal,
Misha
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 8:51 am

We sure hope that you will be able to wait till you can see the regular vet that is familiar with you.

PURRRRRRRRRRRRS!!!
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 9:05 am

We're purring as hard as we can for you, Gracie! Try to keep eating this weekend until you can see your regular vet -- let your Mom 'help' you eat. Those foods Misha suggested might tempt you. We'll keep purrrrrrring!
Purred by: Gracie (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 11:57 am

hi everyone,
thank you for your purrs and prayers.. and encouragmeent.. Thanks Misha for the ideas, momma went out and bought some chicken breast and is boiling it now and will shred it for Gracie... she also bought some albacore tuna in water as well as picked up some baby food and some non flavored pedialite. she is not sure how to administer the pedialite though, a tiny bit through a syringe? Mom gives me fluids daily since i am not eating and drinking much. I ate a little bit today but not a lot.. Mom is hoping i eat the chicken and if that doesnt work she will try the tuna next. Momma really doesnt want to take me to emergency unless its really bad .. i dont wanna go thru all kind of tests with doctors not familiar with my situation, so mom is hoping i am ok through the weekend so she can bring me in on monday. She is not sure what they can do since no one really knows whats going on. They did do blood test and pancreas levels are ok and on ultrasound they looked ok, the write up said mild pancreatic changes .. and mild changes around kidney but nothing major on ultrasound. The only real way to determine if my lymphoma came back is via CT scan but i am not strong enough to undergo anesthesia... even when i was strong the first time i had a CT scan, my blood pressure dropped to dangerous levels and they had to abort the testing and save the next group of tests ( at the time the ultrasound and chest xray had to be done another day). So mom is not going to have me put under.. so i am not sure how they can tell whats going on. Maybe they will just give me chemo again if they rule evertyihng else out, i dont know.. mom has to talk to the doctors.
well thank you everyone for purrrring and praying.. mom is with me most of the day trying to encourage me to eat.. and keep me company.
Love,
Gracie girl
Purred by: Miss Mittens - Angel DG #14 (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 1:27 pm

Purring hard for you Gracie! Hang in there sweetie and please eat! Hoping your own vet finds out what's making you feel so poorly and you're soon feeling better and eating again.

Purrs,
Miss Mittens
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

October 21st 2012 at 3:56 pm

We're still purrrrring for you, Gracie. I hope you're feeling better today.
Purred by: Gracie (Catster Member)

October 21st 2012 at 5:50 pm

Hi Miss Mittens and Ashlynne, thanks for your purrrs.. Momma got worried about me and brought me to the local emergency last night just to make sure there was nothing serious going on sincei looked so tired and wasnt eating. They took my vitals, listened to my lungs and said they think also based on what they heard ( sniffles) that its prob an upper respitory infection and they gave me an injection of an anti nausea medicine... I was bright and alert and they said i didnt loose any weight.. and they gave me a different appetitze stimulant although mom doesnt like it because it made me too sleepy. So i did eat a little today, not a lot.. but i walked to the food dish on my own so that was good although i didnt eat a lot, i still ate a little. So mom is just watching me closely, giving me my sub q fluids daily ( 50-75 cc daily only since i am little), and soon i return to my oncologist for followup, but depending on how i do , mom may bring me sooner, it depends on how i am observed.. anyway, i really appreciate your purrs so much, it means so much to know others are thinking of me and purring for me...
I am in my tunnel now resting... i have turkey in there with me but i am just resting now.. i usually dont eat at night anyway..
Thank you so much for your purrrrrrrrs.....
Love,
Gracie Girl


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