February 2nd 2012 6:45 am
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Daddy and I took our weekly road trip to Boston yesterday. My appointment was at 12:30 this time, Daddy was hoping to miss all the traffic we have been getting into later in the day, and it worked :)
I have been feeling better since we skipped my chemo treatment last week. Dr. Mahoney said I wasn't dehydrated this week like last week, so that was good news.
I received an Elspar injection yesterday. Elspar can help by stopping the growth of cancer cells, so I could use that. I also received a Benedryl injection in case I felt like having an allergic reaction to the Elspar. Benadryl makes me sleepy, so I didn't walk last night which is too bad because our weather was really warm here yesterday.
Because I'm not doing the chemo treatments, they didn't give my bloodwork results back right away; Dr. Mahoney called Daddy later on. Since stopping my chemo treatment, my white blood cell count went up from 100 to 600, this is good because I need them to fight infection. My hematocrit level dropped from 18% to 14%, that is not good because it means I have less oxygen in my blood this week. Also, since stopping my chemo treatment those nasty lymphocytes in my blood went from 1100 to 2200! We are hoping that the Elspar will bring the lymphocyte number down and that will allow my hematocit number to rise.
So, not all bad news this week and we are hoping for even better news next week.
Thank you everyone for your purrs, prayers love and support!
Hi Sweet Sasha !
Yay, that is some good news. You know what else, I'm hopeful that, that Elspar will do some magic of its own.
We're purring as always and her little royal highness sends her purrs and snores for you! The Angel is sitting on the doggies this morning and you just know she's making them cross their paws for you.
I hope you continue to feel better. I will keep my paws crossed that you will be even more better next week. My paws are crossed for you
Hoping for good news next week, Sasha! My family and I think of you every day.
Hang in there Sasha we loves you!
Baby girl, good news mixed with a little ... as long as you are feeling good, quality time with family, long walks and smiles on your face. Not one day goes by without thinking of you and your family. So glad there is Dogster/Catster and the support we give each other. As always much love way your way!
Bonnie & Judy