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Sleepover at the hospital

November 12th 2010 5:12 pm
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I spent the night at the special hospital but I'm back home today. I didn't want to tell you I was there yesterday because I didn't want you to worry until we had the full story.

Anyway, I was okay on Monday but on Tuesday I started throwing up and didn't want to eat anything. Dad tried to give me some pills to help but they didn't do any good because I couldn't keep them down and I was depressed.

On Wednesday, I ate some chicken and rice and was up and following Dad around as if I were feeling better, but that didn't last the whole day and I threw up again, several times. Mom even took my temperature and it was normal.

Yesterday, Dad took me to see Dr. Kiselow, the oncologist. We told him about the cookie I ate but he said it had nothing to do with me getting sick. He said I would have had to have eaten a pound of it. He believed it was from the chemo and that sometimes it takes days for side effects to occur.

I was dehydrated so they wanted to keep me there, run some tests, and administer meds and fluids through IV. They also wanted to see if I would eat and suggested I stay there overnight to be monitored because if I came home and got sick again, I'd have to turn around and go back. So, I stayed.

My bloodwork was normal and so was my temperature. I did good and kept the chicken down that they fed me. The doctor didn't note any other changes from my exam and tests since he last saw me, so that part is good.

The nurse originally told my Dad that he could pick me up at 3:00pm PT today after Dr. Kiselow was finished with appointments, but if you know my Dad, he said if he picked me up at 3:00pm we'd be stuck in commuter traffic and I'd be miserable in the car, so he'd be picking me up between 1:00-2:00pm and if the doctor had any concerns he could call us later. My Dad is not rude but he always speaks up. No phone call from the doctor so Dad got to pick me up and you can be sure he is always early.

I have pills for my tummy to take at home but since I got sick I couldn't take my chemo pills, so instead of going in for my scheduled appointment on 11/24, they want me back on 11/17 for chemo. I'll be seeing my regular oncologist, Dr. Shaw, and they'll figure out my chemo dosage since they believe that's what made me sick. It'll be a balancing act.

I'm feeling better because I was really hungry and ate all my dinner tonight but we still have to work to get my tummy back to normal.

I've got to go and get some more rest now, but I'll keep you posted.


Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 5:34 pm

Rest up Quincy.

That's a lot going on and to be away from your Mom and Dad and your kitties. I hope your tummy is feeling better. Settle in and enjoy the weekend with your family.

As always, we're sending you lots of love.

Your pals, Riley and Caileigh and Dad
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 6:11 pm

I agree with Riley just rest up & take it easy.
Barked by: Pillsbury (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 6:12 pm

I am so sorry to hear that your tummy was upset and that you had to spend the night in the hospital.
I really hope that everything gets back to normal soon.
Try to get lots of rest okay!
Barked by: Wendy G

November 12th 2010 at 6:20 pm

Jus' take it ezee, 'kay, Quincy??? Finkin' 'bout yu wif WOTZA wuff an' pwayers, Q-man ♥ ♥ ♥
Barked by: Sonny (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 6:46 pm

Hugs Quincy! We are glad your tummy is feeling a little better and you are wanting to eat! :)
Good for your dad for speaking up! You are lucky to have such wonderful parents! :) :) :)
Have a good weekend and a good Thanksgiving too!! :)
Sonny and Eddie
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 6:47 pm

We're so sorry you weren't feelin' good and had to spend the night in the hospital, Quincy. Like our friends said, rest up and enjoy the weekend with mom and dad and getting snuggies from the kitties. (BTW, we've seen your kitties in the photo contest and they sure are pretty!!) ;o) We're sending you feel good thoughts and prayers.

Love you and your family bunches and bunches!

Austin, Doo & Mom
Barked by: ♥The Tater Tots! (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 8:49 pm

We're glad your tummy's feeling better, Quincy, and sorry you had such a ruff time.
High-Paw fur your dad! We all know that "speaking" is a good thing to do, 'specially when it helps someone we love.
Take it easy, pal, and we hope your tummy stays good.:D~

BIG Hugggss & Taterwags, Penny Ann, Zelda Marie, Link & Teddi Sue
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2010 at 11:39 pm

(((((((((HUGS)))))))))))--- we hope you keep feeling better.
Barked by: Zeus 1999-2010 (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2010 at 9:11 am

Quincy, Take it easy, glad to hear your tummy is feeling better. Were alway's thinking about you and your family.
Barked by: ♥ Sasha ♥ (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2010 at 10:32 am

Hey Buddy...

We are so relieved to hear that it wasn't the cookie.. We know how your Mom is and she would have felt terrible.. Oh and about that cookie... WTG!! Feel better.. Those tummy things stink...

Love ya Quincy
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2010 at 4:41 pm

Glad you are feeling better now and ate your dinner!
Barked by: Mia (Dogster Member)

November 15th 2010 at 3:31 pm

OH Quincy we are sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Know that our family thinks of you all the time and we are always praying for you and your family. We know how hard it can be when you feel sick and not doing well...sending love and hugs...our sisfur QT is sending her healing dust down to you...

Mia and family




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