Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chemotherapy - Starting Week 3

I've just gotten back from an exhausting trip to the V-E-T.

There's nothing for it like a good snooze in the sun. Of course, this was after Mom gave Me the treats she promised for putting Me through this ordeal in the first place.

As you can see, my fur is growing back after being shaved for my surgery.

Dr. C looked at my incision, checked my weight, felt around for who knows what (for which I protested with a hiss), and took some blood. Here's what he said:
  • My incision looks good with only one little place not completely healed.
  • My weight is down a little - I'm now 15 pounds 6 ounces. However, since I'm eating well and had a tendency to be overweight anyway, they aren't worrying about that at the moment.
  • My white blood cell count was 9860. This is up from last week, which was 6900. However, since normal values for a Cat range from 6000 to 19,000, no one is worrying about that either.
The outcome of all this is that I still have to take my pills and I have to go back next week again. Sometimes a Cat's life just doesn't seem fair.

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20 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Renee said...

I'm so glad that you're still doing so well and that this whole surgery/chemo thing hasn't affected your life too much.

Yesterday I wanted a nap in the sun too, but I settled for reading my book in the sun while Lilly sniffed around outside...until she tried to bark at the neighbor dog and she went inside.

"here spring! come here spring!"

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:51:00 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I'm sorry you have to keep going back but it does sound like you're doing very well.

Latte

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Tybalt said...

I'm sorry about all of these trips to the vet, Rascal, but I am SUPER happy that you seem to be doing so well!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:07:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

You are doing good Rascal! Things will get better, we know it and we will keep on purring for you!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:07:00 PM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

We are glad you are doing well. We're still purring for you. We think you should ask for more treats.

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:32:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

Rascal, you are a champ! It sounds like you are going to knock out that yucky illness and be victorious.

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:35:00 PM, Blogger The Furry Fighter said...

keep strong Rascal! you are doing very well. i am so jealous that your tummy hairs are growing back so quickly...mine took MONTHS before it resembled anything normal, then i got shaved again when they did another Scan!

sending you hugs and purrs xxx

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:46:00 PM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that this is going well for you Rascal! You look so comfy in the sun!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:16:00 PM, Blogger Lux said...

I'm sorry you have to keep going back, but at least you got treats and sunshine afterward!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:40:00 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

no Rascal, it's just not fair that you haf to go through this. but you seem to be doing well. we are purraying for you

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:36:00 PM, Blogger William said...

You look like you're enjoying that well-deserved snooze in the sun, Rascal. I'm sorry you have to go through all that swilly swill, but it's good that you're doing so well!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Oh honey, we haven't been around lately and didn't know this was happening! Keep your spirits up and we have you in our thoughts and prayers!

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

Bless your little heart! It sounds like you are doing very well though! Keep on keepin' on!

Luf, Us

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Mickey said...

Hey Rascal.I hope things keep going well :) I'll send along my best PURRS for you. For now,enjoy th eextra treats and grab all the sunshine you gan get :)
Purrs Mickey

 
At Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:47:00 AM, OpenID divakitty said...

Good to see you are doing ok. You are in our thoughts.

 
At Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

It sounds like the visit went well except for some things you had to endure. Sorry you have to go back again next week.

 
At Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:04:00 PM, Blogger Ariel said...

I'm glad to hear your doing better.I will keep praying for you.

 
At Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:42:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

Rascal, I see you furs growing back! That's good! Enjoy that sun and rest up!
Smooches!

 
At Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:42:00 AM, Blogger Lacy said...

woofies Rascal, me iz a doggie, but me will keep u in me thots and prayers dat u get better...its no fun being sick...

b safe,
;)lacylulu

 
At Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Lacy said...

oops me furgot to tell u, me seed u on jans funny farm bloggy and fought me wood come say woof to u...

;)lacylulu

 

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