Monday, November 30, 2015
Everything was exactly the same. There were no changes whatsoever! I was really shocked because Chico had been doing so well! He's gained weight, his sores have healed, his hair is growing back. And yet his white blood cell count is sky high. This was so not the news I had wanted to hear! I know the steroid is only treating the symptoms and not the cancer, but I truly thought he would be doing better!
The vet reminded me that his office doesn't offer chemo treatments, so anything further regarding Chico's cancer will all need to come from the oncologist's office. The vet did give me another refill of the steroid meds, at least.
So that's where we stand as of right now. I haven't decided what to do from here. I would love to get him the chemo treatments, but I don't have the money. There really isn't anything closer where we could go for his treatments, and the roads are just going to get worse as winter progresses. At the same time, he's my responsibility, which means I need to do all I can for him. My heart is breaking for him.
In addition to the steroids, the groomer place where he gets his nails trimmed recommended green beans for his dry skin. I've just started giving him a little bit of ginseng too, which is supposed to help kill cancer cells. So far he seems to be tolerating it well. He only gets a little bit each day though because he's so little.
My laptop has decided it doesn't want to charge again, so I haven't been able to get around to say hello. Anyone wanna buy me a new laptop for Christmas? J/K I need to fight with it some more and hopefully get it charged up again. And then I'm not going to move it from there unless I absolutely have to!
Posted by sprinkles at 7:00 AM