Louis Lines

Ups and Downs

August 20th 2010 12:33 pm
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I still continue to have every other day being one of fever, not wanting to eat or do much of anything. Well I should say the first part of that day. By late afternoon I am usually eating again & feeling pretty good. Then the other days I am really well- eating, watching birdies & singing to forks. All the fun things in life. It's quite a mystery what is going on with me. My oncologist still feels it is the cancer putting out something I can't recall the name of and that causes all the symptoms that make me feel bad. Not sure why this happens like clock-work every other day though. We see nothing that changes on any day to cause the problems.

My Internist got together with Ohio State Veterinary School to ask about trying the Palladia even while still on the Prednisilone. I just can't be taken off of it or my symptoms get even worse it seems. Ohio State has one of the best veterinary schools in the country. My mom considered taking me there at first. But it is about a 2 hour drive for us and if we had to go as much as I was going to my oncologist then it would have been very hard on both my mom and me too to travel so much. So it is nice that my oncologist went to school there and can conference with them anytime about my case. It turns out that Ohio State does indeed give Palladia along with Prednisilone to cats all the time! So yesterday I had my first dose. No side effects from it as yet so let's hope that continues.

My mom did not come by the decision to try me on the Palladia easily. She weighed all the options. The fever etc. on the bad days just got to her. This is a chance to help those symptoms. We already tried antibiotics & some were really strong ones with no luck. My white blood cell count is at 50,000 (20,000 being high normal) so we need to get that down & stop the symptoms. I go back in one week to check my blood & see how we are doing. I will have had 3 pills by then as I take it every other day with 2 days off of it after 3 pills.

Oh I forgot to mention that I threw up last Monday & was gasping after for a bit. Then I was still breathing with some noise so my mom took me to see my oncologist. He could not find any new problems with my lungs so thinks I may have aspirated some when I threw up. Luckily it is rare for me to throw up. They did an ultrasound and it showed my big tumor is stable & no change. However they did find some new little ones on my right side. So good news and bad news there. I keep fighting though!

Thanks so much for the purrs, prayers, emails, pawmails, comments and pretty gifties on my page. Each and every one means so much to us. Support means a lot when you are fighting a hard health battle. Now back to my fight.....

Love,
Louis

 
Purred by: Mouse, Precious Angel Kitty (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 7:42 pm

We love you, Louis and think of you all the time. Our whole family is purring for you and we are so happy you are getting some nice time with your family.

Love,
Mouse
Purred by: Wendy C

August 20th 2010 at 7:51 pm

Me and my Mommie continue to purr and purray for you Louis! Hang in there! I am glad you are still eating as much as you can, watching birdies, singing to forks and other things. Hang in there!

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Laura W

August 20th 2010 at 7:56 pm

dood...stay strong N keep fightin N show the stooooooopid cancer who iz boss

...ewe......

maybe ewe shuld wear sum boxin gloves sew ewe can give that stooooooooopid cancer a knock out clear ta like da north pole.....

don't forget ta eat trout once a day or skipjack as this will keep yur fever away tue.

peace out n rock on & de blessings o st francis to ewe

Dk and da trout towners
Purred by: Molly Angel (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 8:18 pm

Hi Louis,
I check in regularly to send purrs and I was glad to see your diary. It's good you are still feeling well most of the time. I think as long as you are eating and singing things are going ok with you and that makes me sing too!
Hugs,
Molly
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 8:22 pm

Love you Louis LeBeau! Sending more healing Purrs and Prayers for you and your family. Use them as needed. Hope this new medicine helps and you start feeling better real soon.
Have a great day.

Love, Kibbles, Francis, & yoda
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 8:31 pm

Still purring for you, handsome boy!
Purred by: Dana D

August 20th 2010 at 8:50 pm

(((Louis & Mom))) We continue to purr & pray for you guys.
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

August 21st 2010 at 12:26 am

Stay strong Louis
You are a brave boy.

Headbonks and tons of purrs

Biggles
Purred by: ZEEKE dreamboat #40a (Catster Member)

August 21st 2010 at 2:08 am

Keep fighting Louis! We loves ya. Big hugs and kisses to you & your Mom.

Loves,

Zeeke & the crew
Purred by: Worlds Coolest Fluffy & Alex (Catster Member)

August 21st 2010 at 3:16 am

You keep on going, Louis! We continue to purr & purr fur you. Hope the Palladia will help you!
Love, Fluffy & Alex.
Purred by: Rebby Angel Dreamboat #55 (Catster Member)

August 21st 2010 at 2:55 pm

You keep up fighting Louis and We will keep Praying for You!! Love from Rebby and Princess
Purred by: Toffy (Catster Member)

August 22nd 2010 at 3:00 am

Keep on fighting, Louis! I'm purring for you, my friend!
Purred by: Dusty Miller (Catster Member)

August 22nd 2010 at 4:04 am

hoping your meds help! purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr.
Purred by: Tyson (Catster Member)

August 25th 2010 at 12:51 am

I'm glad you are still singing to forks; that is so very cute and sweet, but that's what you are: Cute and Sweet.

We pray the pills will help. They've just got to!

Love,
Tyson,
xo
Purred by: Jeanette C

August 29th 2010 at 3:21 pm

Stay strong Louis. We are sending hope and courage to your mom - we know you are fighting this battle together.

We love you.

Many purrs & lots of POP,
Chai & the SF Gals
Purred by: Kazumi Joy (Catster Member)

August 30th 2010 at 5:10 pm

Just checking in to see how you're doing ... keep singing Louis! :)
Purred by: Ava 4 ever Mommy's Angel (Catster Member)

August 31st 2010 at 2:30 am

Stay strong and I will be purring for you...Love, Ava
Purred by: ♥Ruby♥{FurAngel} (Catster Member)

September 9th 2010 at 8:54 pm

Hello there lover boy! I am glad to hear that you have been feeling well fur the most pawt (except fur that dang fever!). By now you have been back to the Doctor for blood work, and I am wondering how well you are doing with the Palladia. I hope that it is working as it should.

Meowmy has been away from Catster for two and a half weeks. She was on vacation and taking care of her elderly neighbor lady. I am glad that she is back and can type fur me, as I have missed meowing with you!

I am sending tons of hugs and kisses to you and your mom. I hope that you are both doing well...

All My Love,

Ruby Fur Angel XOXOXOX

 

Louis LeBeau- Cherished Angel


 

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