January 30th 2010 10:48 pm
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Tonite Dr. Dad and Nurse Mommy gave me my fluids for the first time. They got everything ready. Fluid bag was hanging high, my patient table (ottoman) was draped in a bright pink towel and in I come - the patient. The whole thing went really smoothly. Probably took 5 minutes. Mommy held me down and Daddy did the needle and watched the bag. I think I was sort of in shock that my pawrents did that to me in my own home. But afterwards I got a little treat of low sodium tuna water, which I love. Then I went straight to my heated bed for a vibrating massage. So cool that Annie has the same bed as I do! Afterwards I acted like nothing happened. I looked all nice and fluffy instead of skinny. Hopefully it will go this smoothly every night.
Otherwise...I've been feeling yucky all day. The antibiotic is making my stomach feel icky. I threw up twice today. My pawrents still went ahead and gave me my evening dose on a new timing of getting it after a call to my Vet. If I throw up again I'll have to stop taking it. No running to the litterbox at least not yet. Hopefully the pumpkin I'm eating will prevent that.
Thanks again for all your comments and making me laugh, your sweet messages on the giftees, music on your page (Bellzy!), diary entries and stroll pictures.
Please also purrrr and keep in your thoughts and prayers, my friend *Taylor* and her Grandmaw too. Thank you.
I'm so proud of your pawrents for doing well giving you the fluids! They must have remained calm and transmitted that to you. Plus your daddy did a good job of putting in the needle; I know, 'cause if he didn't you would not have been so comfortable. *applauds Rocky Ann's pawrents*
I'm so sorry you are feeling poorly with your antibiotic. I hope the vet can find an alternative. I looked up the antibiotic shot and some of the side effects are the same, vomiting and nausea. However, I got neither of those with the shot.
Taylor we are in this fight together. Purring really hard for you too. It is tough getting older but we are lucky too.
Thank you so much for the info. Mommy can always ask her Vet.
Love & Hugs,
Rocky Ann, I get the barfies from my medicine too. Ask the vet about adding an anti-nausea pill to your medicines. It worked for me and I was able to finish the meds that way. I forget the name of the one I took, but the doc said it's almost the same as what they give chemo patients to help with the barfies.
I am so proud of your and your parents!
Mouse and Family
Thank you so much Mouse and Family!!
I will definitely talk to my Vet about that pill. I did great overnight and did not get the barfies. YIPPEE! Mommy gave me my morning dose and so far so good. She has been feeding me alot of baby food and my regular pumpkin to keep my stomach settled and tonite or tomorrow will start adding in the kidney food again.
Taylor and Mouse, you rock!!
You are such a strong girl. I hope today is better for you and your tummy feels better.
We had to give Wriggley pepcid a/c (I think that might be what Mouse is talking about). It did help her to keep her belly feeling okay. Maybe you can ask your Vet about it.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers....keep fighting..Yo Yo
Sounds like you and your purrents did just great with the first at-home fluid experience! hurrah!
So sorry though that the antibiotics are still making you sick. :~( We continue to purr on high volume fur you.
I remember seeing this with my bro Ashley. He would get the hose every-night for almost a year!!! He would take his pepcid (or so mom thought) and two hours later mom would it on the bed or some where else. Mauahhahahaha My brother was a Pro I tell ya!!!
Manga baby Manga!!
We're still purring for you! Our angel Bentley had to have the bag of fluids/needle treatment. Mommy did it herself and was very uncomfortable about doing so. Sometimes Bentley wouldn't let her get the needle in him so she had to let the vet do it. We're purring that you hang in there and fight against this infection and that your kidneys keep working longer. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
We love you!!!
Bail & Family
You have such a good Mommy and Daddy, Rocky Ann! They will do whatever they can to help you. I'm glad the first sub-q treatment went well; I'm sorry the antibiotic is upsetting your tummy. :-( Just keep fightin', BGF!!
I'm glad the fluids went okay - you have a good house doctor and nurse! I used to come in the living room and watch Calvin when he got his fluids for moral support! Samoa just yelled and said we could send Newman to California for moral support if you want.