Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Weekly Check-Up & Report

I am trying to hide from Mom's flashy box because I am grumpy because she stuffed Me into the PTU this morning and forced Me to endure the torture of having to ride in her green machine, having my blood taken, and being examined by the V-E-T.

Today they discussed my white blood count, platelet count, and weight. My WBC is just getting below normal, but Dr. C says that since it's taken so long to get that low (4 weeks), we will just leave my chemotherapy as scheduled (every other day) for the time being.

My platelet count is ok, but he was concerned because it took awhile for the spot they drew blood from, to stop bleeding. He said the count was still within normal limits, but that they'd keep an eye on it. He told Mom what to watch for and to call him if I started bleeding from my gums or the other end when I used the litter box.

My weight is down to 15 pounds, so he asked Mom how I was eating. She told him that I was hungry and asking for food, but just nibbling at it. He told her to get some Pepcid AC and give Me a quarter tablet everyday in case the medications are upsetting my stomach. That means another pill and this is something else I'm not happy about.

At the moment, all I want is to be left alone so that I can go take my morning Catnap. But, here comes Mom with the pill pusher. Woe is Me. Won't this torture ever end?!?!?

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Rascal, I hope you do not have an upset tummy. I hope that you start feeling better with all of this. Purrs.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:08:00 AM, Blogger Renee said...

oh poor Rascal kitty! I hope your mom lets you get your catnap soon...I know you're running way behind on your daily requirement of sleep.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 2:37:00 PM, Blogger Tybalt said...

Rascal, you are such a brave and patient mancat to put up with all of that! I hope you continue to do well and don't have any problems. Hang in there, buddy, and hopefully soon you will be a healthy house panther again!

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 3:55:00 PM, Blogger Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Poor Rascal. It is for your own good, but sometimes I don't think it's worth the trouble. Have a good nap. I'll be purring for you.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:12:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

Poor Rascal! You do look good, I think, and everything seems to be in the normal range, kind of?
We hope you will feel better and get better soon!
Maybe that Pepcid AC will help and you'll eat more!
Mrs. OZ

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:25:00 PM, Blogger Junior said...

Awwww Rascal! Hang in there! those pills are meant to help you!

Meowm and I are purraying for you!

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:55:00 PM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope the pepcid calms your tummy and you feel more like eating than you have been. I also hope next week's visit goes a bit better for you regarding the blood work results.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:17:00 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Dearest Friend rascal,

Does your mom know about Feliway spray? Our mom uses it in our PTU before she stuffs us in it to carry us to our V-E-T. Our Dr. Bill has his office on round things like Mom's car, so he comes here, but she still stuffs us into the PTU! (We love our Dr. Bill. He has even come into the house to help a few of our Old Ones cross the Rainbow Bridge. He is always kind.)
Feliway smells like the good rubby marks we leave on the doors parts with our cheeks, so we calm down a bit. We still don't like the PTU, but it smells better than just the clean towel Mom has in there.
Why don't people have PTUs for themselves, if they're so great?

You be the strong Man-Cat that you are, are in our purrayers!

Shadow, Max, Pixel, Europa and Ziggy the Hut
in Airy Zona

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:21:00 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Oh...BTW...I get the Feliway from as they ahve the best price! ;-)

(The cats made me do this, Rascal! You take care of your Mom & Dad and CatZee, will ya?)


At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:09:00 PM, Blogger Jan said...

Rascal, We send purrs and licks for when you feel up to accepting them.


At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:34:00 PM, Blogger Poppy Q said...

Awww Rascal it must be tough. You keep taking them pills buddy.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:20:00 PM, Blogger William said...

Poor Rascal. And another pill, to boot! We keep Pepcid AC on hand for us, too. That's better than some swilly liquid any day of the week, though.

At Thursday, March 06, 2008 6:40:00 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Rascal - I'm sending you extra purrs today for the extra pill!

At Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:18:00 PM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

we would be grouchy if we had to endure all that too Rascal ~the Fluffy Tribe

At Thursday, March 06, 2008 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Pumpkin said...

Yore being vury brave abowt the torchur yoo haff to go thru to get better. PTU! PILLS! STABBED WIFF SHARP FINGS! STOLEN BLUD! I'm pulling fur yoo buddy! Hopefully this won't last much longer.

At Friday, March 07, 2008 1:35:00 AM, Blogger Karen Jo said...

I feel for you, Rascal. I'm sorry you have to take another pill now, but I hope it will make your tummy feel better so you can eat more. Hang in there and keep feeling good.

At Friday, March 07, 2008 3:44:00 AM, Blogger Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

You poor thing. I hope you get well soon so all this torture will be over!

The Spice Cats sending their best wishes and lots of purrs and loves.

At Friday, March 07, 2008 12:54:00 PM, Blogger The Furry Fighter said...

hello my lovely Rascal...i am sorry to hear bout yet another pill. but it is for your own good so hang on in there my dear mancat! it does lessen with time...i am only one 1 pill every other day now, so keep the faith x

At Friday, March 07, 2008 8:17:00 PM, Blogger NinjaCat said...

You are in our thoughts and we are purring for a good result!

Ninja & Brenda


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