October 4th 2010 3:50 pm
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Saturday morning all was well. Then a bit later I was trying to go in the litter box but could not. I tried so hard it made me vomit. Then I was gasping and short of breath. We left for the same place we went for an ER fever once. They are close by at least. The vet there felt I might need to be there all weekend & several enemas to get things moving. :(
My mom went home but kept thinking about things. I do still get that fever. Nobody stays at this vet all night even though it has an ER type of service. What if the fever came about 10pm or so & there was nobody to help me cool down? My mom finally got in touch with the place I was at after hours & brought up the fever problem again. The vet there agreed with my mom that I probably should have closer monitoring just in case. So they agreed to move me to the big ER at the oncology place.
They did 4 or 5 enemas at the first ER place with no result. This big ER said they would not have done that many so fast. They were going to try Lactulose but said it might take some time to work. The ER vet took me & my mom in the back to see my x-ray from the first ER. She could really see the problem. I really liked the ER vet as she just loved me. Kissed me endless times! She told me she was not my mom but I was getting her kisses anyway. She was sweet.
I still didn't poop on Sunday. Today my Internist was in. She decided to put me under & try to help things with a massage. She said it was risky due to all my problems. It had to be done though. Luckily all went well this afternoon. No problems from the anesthesia. She took care of my poop problem. The bad news was that she found an area of my colon near my back-end that was narrowed. She feels the cancer may have spread to this area now. This had nothing to do with my reason to be in the ER as that area was up much higher in my colon than the narrowed area. She does not feel the narrowing is enough to cause me problems just yet at least. I was sorry to know it was there though.
They have me on IV fluids so my paw is shaved again & it was just starting to grow back in nicely from the other time. I am also on some antibiotics as the vet did not like the way my tumor area looks & wants to be sure it does not get infected. I had been picking at it again while in the ERs. My fever held about 102-103 so just slight so far. I am also on the lactulose too. I could have come home late tonight (after some observation) but my mom doesn't see well to drive in the dark & my dad is at work so I am staying one more night. I will be home tomorrow morning. I can't wait!
At the oncologist just this past Fri, the update had some good news. My white blood cell count was back down to 25,000. But sadly the red blood cells were back down from 23% to 20%. My Internist said that was pretty common in animals with a chronic disease.
So if anyone wants to band together & come rescue me tonight, there might be a little catnip, trout or shrimpies in the bargain. Otherwise I'll be home soon.
Thanks again for all the lovely comments, pawmail, email, cards, purrs, prayers & gifties on my page. I have the best pals in Catsterland.
Oh Louis, I am so sad you are back in the hospital. You sure have been through alot. I am purring and purraying furry hard for you. I can't send you the POP right now, I don't have any zealies, but know I am sending the POP from my heart and again purring and purraying so hard for you. I know you want to be rescued, but you are safe there and just take a nap, and before long it will be morning and you can come home again. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. I love you and thinking of you!
Hugz and purrs, Sassy
We send our purr and prayers to you to get better and be home tomorrow morning. There's no place like home!
Try to have a good night. We will be waiting to hear from you in the morning. Nighty-Night Louis LeBeau.
We love you,
Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda
Please know we are purring for you. Get better and home soon!
I am purring very very hard for you!
My sweet friend, I am with you , know that you are not alone...all of us kitty angels are surrounding you with love and lots of healing prayers...
My family is praying for you to, hang in there my friend keep fighting.
QT angel in pink
Hurry up & feel better Louis so you can go home. Home always makes us feel more comfortable. So sorry you had 'miss enema' visit. That is no fun. Sending hugs & kisses to you.
Zeeke & the crew
That all must have been scary and exhausting, Louis. I'm glad things worked out and that you can go home tomorrow morning. There's no place better than home! Sending many purrs and smooches.
You seem to be in good spirits.
We wish we lived closer. Me and the boys would come break you out of there.
Sleep tight..you will be home very soon
Purrrr!!!! Purrrr purrrrrrr!! Sending little o purrs to you!
Oh, sweet little Louis! We can't wait until you are home tomorrow to sing to your fork! I am so, so sorry you had to through this ordeal, but it's almost over. Please update us tomorrow.
Mouse and Family
Ozzy and I are purrrrrrrrrrrrrrring away for you Louis!!! He is trying to round up all the Man Cats At Work members to come get you out of there tonight and take you home!!!
Oh Louis, I am sad you had to go through all that! I am on lactulose too. Mum puts it in my food. It's not so bad. Misha is on his way to stay with you tonight. He will join the other angels purring for you and keeping you safe tonight.
Purrs and hugs,
This has been so rough on you and your poor Meowmy, Louis. We're sending lots and lots of extra purrs and huggies and whisker kisses for you.
Marrakech, Samsara, Misha & Colette
We're all purring for you to feel better and soon be back home.
Much love & hugs
Alfie & family xxxxx
I'm sorry you had poop problems and had to go to the hospital. I'm sending you lots of purrs, Louis.
I'm so sorry You are going through this Louis! When I had poo problems I had to get Metamucil in My food everyday to help Me so I can relate. Stay strong Louis and keep fighting! You and Your Family are always in Our Prayers. Love from Angel Rebby
cranberries iceman.......ya canna bee leave where we iz.....if we coulda...we wooda came N got ewe...please ta chek outside de patio door....
Oh Louis, we so sowwy ta hear's u back in dat stoopid hospital! We purrin' & purrayin' vewy hard fur u, dey get's u all fixeded up! U be's home soon, an' feel mush better den be's wif ur mommy! Dat's kin'a neat u gotted a massage! I hope ur feels better soon!
Love, purrs & lotza hugs,
Milo, Smokey Joe, Angel Baby, Timmy & Ziggy
Louis, We are purring for you buddy. We are glad that you seem to be in good spirits. It was nice that the ER lady was so nice to you. We have you in our hearts every day of the week and love you ole buddy. Love Reeses, Snick and family.
Oh honey, I am sorry that you've been in de hospital again...I had no idea! Meowmy wasn't able to use de internet fur the last two days, so she missed your latest post to your diary. She got home late from work, and just found out about your "incarceration." If I had known, I would have rounded up The Chipmunk Posse and broken you out of de hospital and taken you home to your mommy. By now, you are already home. I hope that you'll be able to poo on your own so there aren't any more problems. You sound like you are in good spirits, so that is good. You are the best patient a nurse could ask fur...you nefur complain. I am so proud of you honey! You are de bravest man-cat that I know! Keep the faith darlin'!
Ruby Fur Angel XOXOXOX