September 28th 2010 12:37 pm
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When I last updated you, we were not sure how bad the anemia would get and how fast. My lab work showed that it has actually gone up from 20% to 23%! So that means I am regenerating some red blood cells on my own. I hope this continues. What a nice surprise.
The Palladia did not seem to be the cause of any problems for me so they are letting me use my prescription and then will do labs & see if a bit more time will help my white blood cells to once again become in the normal range Of if that one lower reading was just a fluke. At my last lab work result they were back in the 50,000 range.
My latest problem was then suspicion that I was becoming Diabetic from taking the Prednisilone for so long and being a big boy. My glucose was in the 200s a lot of the time. My vet did the long range glucose test to see what my blood sugars had been running for several weeks or months to better get a look at what was going on. That test came back in the normal range! We were all very glad about that. One less problem for me to deal with right now. They still would like to see if I can do well on less Prednisilone to be on the safe side with the glucose. So we are kind of experimenting with that. My vet feels that to even try starting me on insulin with readings in the 200 range would put me at too much risk for low blood sugar problems.
Another thing I have started doing is licking the tumor area on my tummy. I have it a bit irritated looking. My mom read online that some cats do that as they just don't like the tumor there. My vet said she had some kind of freeze spray that might help it feel better from the way I have it inflamed now. I really don't want to wear that silly E-collar again. So I hope I can lick & somehow get away with it. Oh and I have a new addiction. I've gotten into wanting ice water all the time. I mean as cold as my mom can get it. When I see her go to the freezer I just start squealing with delight! I just love licking ice cubes or drinking ice water.
Oh Louis we are so happy to hear some good news my friend!
We think you look handsome with our without an e-collar!! Stay Cool!!
Love & Purrs,
Chai & the SF Gals
We are all keeping up the purrs for you Louis.
It is so nice to hear some good news.
The Cornish crew.
roll overs marathons DO werk !!!!!!! trout my friend, lots n lots of trout...a trout a day keeps da vet away.....knot ta menshun ya will forget 'bout lickin yur belly coz ewe will be lickin yur chops :) !!!!! peace out n rock on buddy :)
Louis it is common to like ice when your anemic so that might correct itself when you get your red blood cells back up.
We are glad to hear a good update.
Head bonks to you buddy.
Inigo Montoya the Real Pirate Kitty
I am so glad to hear some good news ! If ice makes you happy what an easy thing to do for you. I hope you get plenty sweetie. I am purring your tumor shrinks away.
I wish I could lick that tumor away for you--purring for you instead!!
So glad to hear some good news. You are such a brave strong kitty. I love ice cubes too! Then I try to play with them too, giggles! Purring for you my furriend!
Hugz and purrs, Sassy
So glad to hear some good news!
We are sending more Purrs and Prayers to you and your family.
Have a great day Louis LeBeau!
Your friends forever,
Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda
Oh Louis, we are so glad to hear some good news for a change. The diabetic thing is normal with that medication even in humans, my mom said. Some people get that just when they are sick then it resolves itself when they are better. We are still purring really hard. Riley is purring to, even though he is just a baby kitty.
So pleased to hear some good news Louis. We'll keep up the purrs and prayers. Our Mum has had a much lower than normal white cell count for over 20 years and she is fine, so maybe your body can adapt to it too.
Purring for more good news. Stay pawsitive, my furrend, cos we all are.
Love, Ra and The Down Under Gang
It's nooo fun being sick. Mom worries about me and Marrakech too. Thank catness I'm off the prednisolone now, but Marrakech is is just being weaned off of it now.
Keep the good news coming, buddy.
Headbonks & purrs...
What great news Louis, We are so happy for You!! Keep it up!!
OMC! I am so HAPPY!!!
I am just about meowless with joy!
I just LUV U SO MUCH!
We are purring and purring for more good news for you!
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)