Thursday, December 22, 2011

Update...

First off, the liver enzymes are playing wreak havoc again. Not as bad as they were, but they have gone back up somewhat from last month. The good news is, that while the doc didn't take me off the steroids, he did increase the Imuran, the med that I'll be taking from now on I guess. I wasn't surprised that the blood test wasn't as good as last month because of how I'd been feeling. I guess I am learning to listen to my body at least a little bit.

My Chloe, my oldest girl, is at the vet's and has been since Tuesday. I'm very worried about her. She ran fever and refused to eat Monday evening and when she refused her breakfast Tuesday I decided that it was time to take her to the doctor. Her white blood count was up which could be an infection of some sort or it could be cancer. They took x-rays and didn't see any obvious mass anywhere but it could be hiding behind her organs. I talked with them yesterday about ultra sound and when the doc brought it up I asked what it would cost... about $300. Told them no, I couldn't afford that and if they did find anything I couldn't afford to have them do surgery or chemo. She will be 12 on the 1st of January and she has had a good life and what I needed them to do was try and get her re hydrated and feeling better if possible but if not then God needed a good pup in heaven. So needless to say I've been in bad shape about her. I'll let you know the outcome with Chloe.

Thanks for checking up on me. I'm going to close now for this post. Say a little prayer for my girl, if you would.

Thanks.

6 comments:

Paxie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your girl...I understand, but it has to hurt so much ((hugs)). Will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Glad you gave us an update on your liver. At least it hasn't gotten worse :)

Staci said...

I am so sorry about your Chloe; I'll pray for the best. I've had an all-too-similar situation this week with my Madge and I know just how upsetting it is. A hug for you.

Sara said...

So sorry that you and your girl are not feeling well. We love our pets so much. Wish we could keep the good ones around much longer. But they do make our lives richer while we have them

Ronda said...

Helen, I am soooo sorry about Chloe and hope it all turns around and she just needed a vacation in a new location for a bit, to get rejuvenated! And if the outcome isn't what we all want to happen, you are right Heaven will have another good lil' pup for everyone to enjoy!

Hope you get to feeling back to your self as well. Keep us updated..... HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS! You are in my thoughts and prayers....

IISAFETY said...

I can't help to be sad reading your blog. I could relate with this for I also love pets. Hope Chloe will be okay soon. Thanks!

IISAFETY said...

I can't help to be sad reading your blog. I could relate with this for I also love pets. Hope Chloe will be okay soon. Thanks!