February 15th 2014 1:06 am
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Doo's mom here...
I gave Doo some coconut oil last weekend (we'd heard good things about it working on Cancer) but unfortunately it gave her baddiarrhea. I had medicine from when the chemo upset her stomach back in Nov, so started giving it to her. After 4-5 days with not much improvement, I called the vet and took her in on Wed. She was due to go for blood work and a urinalysis on Thurs, so we just did all the testing a day early. I got a more potent diarrhea medicine that's she's supposed to take for 7 days. The vet was very impressed with how good Doo looks..bright eyed, alert, happy. I told her she even has a spring in her step when she comes in from being outside. She said her liver was a little enlarged, but that could be from the pred. I went back today (Fri) for the results of the testing and unfortunately she still has a UTI and her liver numbers still aren't good. (Back in January I opted to not have the urine cultured, but gave permission to culture it this time if it came back she still had a UTI. One of the things the culture does is tell what's causing the UTI and what to treat it with. She has e-coli and since I didn't have it cultured in January, the vet treated it with just a regular anti-biotic. So once the results come back in the next few days, we'll know exactly what to treat it with. Guess its my fault she still has the UTI since we didn't know specifically what to treat it with since I opted not to culture.)
I was in the kitchen last night to give her her evening pills and when she came in there with me, she fell flat out on the tile flooring. She couldn't stand up. I'm thinking/hoping its because the floor is slippery and her nails might be a little long even tho I have them cut regularly just to avoid this. I bought a roll of painter's plastic on Sunday after she had the diarrhea and I had to throw out the shower curtains I was using on the carpet, so I just put plastic all over the kitchen floor and taped it down. This will alleviate her slipping. I have noticed she seems to be having trouble getting up from laying down a lot lately and she's very restless again. I'm hoping this is just a small setback, but I can't think what would be causing her having problems rising. She's still eating, drinking, eliminating as normal and she's still alert and bright eyed, happy, barking at people walking by, etc., so we'll just keep on keeping on one day at a time.
Thanks for all the, POTP, prayers and well wishes. It is greatly appreciated.
Ms LouAnn, I pray this is just a set back. Cancer is horrible, it robs us of our health... But not our spirit.
Sending prayers to all of you. This is a tough time.
Sending lots of love to you all...We think about you all the time sweetie *hugs*
Much love to Doo. Stay strong sweetie. When Buddy had has bad UTI's after he came to the peeps to live he was given Clavaseptin, Cephalexin and Vetalexin to get rid of it. All gave him bad diarrhea, but the Vetalexin finally cleared up that bad infection.
Me and mom are sending you lots more PoP ~~ We love you Doo ~~
Doo, you are always in our thoughts, sweetie! We love you and want you to feel better. Mama knows those UTI's can be uncomfortable. Mom is taking such good care of you! Hugs being sent to both of you!
DOO- Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Hang in there Sweet girl....Maybe, now you can knock the UTI out? It's not Momma's fault either!....So hard sometimes to know what choices to make with our babies. Sending tons of lovies,mazy and keda
Momma an' me, Zaidie, r finkin' 'bout yu, sweet Doo-Gurl! Nuffin r yur Momma's falt, 'kay?? Pweeze tell hur dat ♥ Hur r duin' a wunnerful job ob keepin' yu comfy an' r duin' hur bestest fur yu. ♥ ❀ ☀
We said a prayer for you and you will continue to be in our prayers. Trust in God, it may not be the response we are seeking, but there is a reason for it.
Please get more healthy, Dear Sweet Doo!
We love you lots, Miss Doo, and we pray for you every night.
Sending lots of POTP and pawyering too.
Licks and wags from me, too.
Don't ever second guess or blame yourself for what is going on. You're doing the best you can and since you don't have a crystal ball there is no way of knowing if the decisions you have to make on the spur of the moment are correct.
Sending you lots of POTP and love your way.
Coco Rose, Puffy and mom
Sending prayers for Doo and prayers for you.
Sending lotsa POTP!
Sending you lots of love and prayers...hugs peter
Sending POTP. Hope this is just a temporary set back.
Sending POTP. Hope this is just a temporary set back.
Sendiing you love and hugssssssssss
Many prayers for you Doo ♥
Love & Wag's & Purr's, Walker & Family
Thanks fur bringing us up to date. We're keeping Doo in our pawrayers evfurry day. That means Doo's mommy, too. She's taking furry, furry good care of you!
Hoping it's just a small set back and we are sending her some POTP. I can tell you my Mommy has me on coconut oil because of m y cancer thankfully it doesn't make me sick. Unfortunately we all can't be treated the same.
Sending you and your family POTP, healing kisses and paw hugs from cold and wet New England, Doo.
Kaci (and siblings Hershey, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey)
Poor Doo! love and hugs thinking of you!
Thinking of you and sending you lots of POP...
and wishes for a very happy birthday!