January 24th 2012 6:21 pm
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I had another appointment with my oncologist today and mommy took the afternoon out of work to go on the road trip with me and daddy.
Before we left, we went on a nice walk. It was over 50 degrees out today, so a lot of the snow is melting. After my last chemo treatment, I lost interest in my walks. The effects of the treatment were starting to wear off, so I was feeling more like my old self today.
It took us over an hour to get to my appointment. Dr. Mahoney checked my blood and found that my white blood cells are even lower than last week. I was supposed to get a drug called cytoxan today, but Dr. Mahoney felt that giving me that treatment might make my count even lower. So, no chemo today.
We got the test results back from Colorado State University, but the test didn't detect any leukemia cells, probably because they were killed off by last weeks treatment. So, it looks like we won't be getting any new information about my diagnosis.
I lost 3 pounds. This could be from the prednisone, a side effect of prednisone is muscle wasting.
I got fluids today. I was a little dehydrated, so it should help. Daddy is going to give me fluids at home if I need more.
Mommy & daddy are going to monitor me closely. If you saw me today, you might notice that I lost those 3 pounds, but I'm still smiling and happy.
Hoping for more happy days with my family.
I have no doubt that you're smiling and happy. Why shouldn't you be, you've got your Mama, Papa, Tasha and TT. You've got a food routine, and what I think is the world's "comfiest" bed!
If I saw you, I might notice you lost weight (but probably because you're such a lean girl to start with.) Chances are though, that I wouldn't notice. I doubt that I would ever be able to look past your beautiful eyes.
I'm glad you had a nice walk. I know that medicine kind of made you feel icky and not like yourself. I'm thrilled actually that you went on a walk.
I'll be right here purring you on. I'll purr so hard the whole coast will rumble! (and I'll make those lazy girls here do it too)
I agree with Nuk. We all know you're a beautiful, happy and loved girl, Sasha, and even a cat like Nuk can't help but flirt with you!
My whole family is sending you all our love with wishes for many more happy days with your family.
Oh Sasha, we love you so much.
You keep taking the walks, smiling your beautiful smile and living life to the fullest sweet girl!! We are all pulling for you and are always in our nightly prayers with paws crossed! We love you and your dear family deeply!
Sherlock & Judy