January 13th 2010 4:31 pm
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I'm sorry for being MIA...my heart is broken and I am in denial big time....Rockey had 2 more seizures after we came home New Years Day....I had to take him back for more meds that evening....so far no more seizures...unfortunately the meds are soooo strong that he is really out of it....I am so sad for him at times he just looses his footing and falls flat down....I have been putting a fabric belt around his belly to help him get around and potty when he can't hold himself up.....He gets bloodwork tomorrow morning then depending on what the nurologist says Thursday he may or may not get his 5th Chemo treatment.
Thank you so much for your friendship and thoughtfullness, although I may not act like it, it really means so much to me....please forgive my lack of manners I am really not myself....
January 13th 2010 4:29 pm
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Happy New Year my dear friends,
Rockey came home with us this afternoon....he did not have any more seizures...which is good....he has 2 additional meds added to his protocol....I was happy to hear that Dr. Steinberg, neurologist did not want to start him on steroids as he is not convinced the tumor is growing....he thinks the tumor for some reason has changed it's electricial field fusing with other areas in the brain causing the seizure activity....the 3 seizures he had last were totally different from the ones he has had previously. He seems to be tolerating his new meds well and once again I ask for your prayers. Thursday Rockey is scheduled for his 5th Chemo treatment hopefully Dr. Stienberg will feel Rockey is okay to go forward with the treatment....Rockey's bloodwork is looking very good which is always a factor in Chemo.
I cannot tell you how comforting it was to hear from you all in the midst of your New Year celebrations it truly helped more than I can express....
My little ones have had their dinner and are now getting comfy I know this is difficult on us all...Rockey is cuddled up on the pillow behind me and seems to be glad to be home with his family...We are estatic to have him her with us!!!
God Bless you my dear friends....
Shih Tzu kisses....XO
January 13th 2010 4:28 pm
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It is with a heavy heart and tears flowing down my face that I write to you this New Years Eve and ask you to lift my dear boy up in prayer. Rockey had 3 seizures in less than 12 hours....I gave him his emergency meds but they did not ease the seizures....so Dr. Stoneham said he had to go into emergency....I brought him in at 1 this afternoon and just returned home to care for my other little darlings. Rockey was extremely aggitated more so than I have ever seen him....We made up a "Big Doggie" room in ICU for him and Lucy and I got in with him and laid down until he finally relaxed and fell asleep...after a while we snuck out and came home. I am expecting a call when he wakes up to come back and calm him down...seems he only relaxes with me and since he has to remain calm so as not to set off the seizures I will be there for him...He has been heavily medicated and is under observation for any seizure activity...his medications are being updated and more are being added.....Pleae keep Rockey in your thoughts and prayers that this change in medication protocol will do the trick.....
I thank God for each and every one of you, if not for your enduring friendships, prayers and support I surley would not have the strength I am finding to face this sad time alone.....My heart is breaking.....
As you welcome in the new year please say a prayer for Rockey's health to improve...
God Bless and keep you.....
Much Love and Shih Tzu kisses.....XO~Caryn
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