Monday, 19 May 2008

Meezer Monday

Well, further to my last post I have remained determined and have eaten when I have been presented food, I have stolen food when I was not supposed to, and I have scrounged from the Meowmie's everytime they have had a meal. My energy levels are still quite low but I am a brighter cat than I was on Thursday/Friday last week. Despite eating I showed no inclination to make room for any new food....if you get my Meowmie gave me The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In the World last night and I expelled about 4 inches of poop! (It was in 3 bits, not one big sausage!!! Too.Much.Info..sorry)

So, I went to the Vet Place this morning for a check-up and to see if I was OK to continue the chemo...they weighed me and I was 70gms heavier than I was on Friday, which isn't a lot, but it is a move in the right direction. Meghan Vet took blood samples and my white blood cell count which had measured 2 last Monday, has risen to 6.4, and some other stuff in my blood which they measured was good too; and I was brighter in myself too - which meant my chemo could recommence! Meghan Vet also said that I STILL had a fair bit of poo in me - even after last night! She gave Meowmie the necessary equipment to administer You Know What at home.

So, no time like the present - especially with cancer - we restarted chemo today. I was supposed to have a double dose of chemo today, Vincristine and Cyclophosphamide combined, but Meghan Vet had some trouble getting the catheter in to my vein and she was unsure that it entered the vein 100% cleanly...which is MUST do, it is VITAL that the Vincristine drug does not come into contact with skin, tissue, muscle etc, it can cause terrible damage! So to be on the safe side Meghan Vet only gave my Cyclophosphamide today, I will go back for the Vincristine on Friday if I am feeling OK.

This is me today, just after I got home from my chemo...see how Castle misses me, he kisses me everytime I have been away! Or maybe he could smell the tuna that I had just scoffed down as soon as I got home!

Thank you for your continued purrs and encouragement to eat...I am doing my best, listening to your advice and I am still fighting! :)

PS- I owe Yao-Lin and Tamra Maew a meme, I will try and do these tomorrow!



HRH Yao-Lin said...

Oh Stormie you wonderful girl eating all that food!!! You MUST keep up with your appetite! I am so heartened to read about all of your delicacies, and a little jealous too to be honest. I agree, you are doing your human a favour by stealing her food, especially if she wants to lose a few pounds! xxx

Tybalt said...

Storm, you are doing so great! I am very proud of you . . . what a fighter you are!

I saw that your mommy is running a race for you - that's wonderful! Uncle Sean's race went very well. I couldn't go, which made me a little mad, but he came back and told me about it later.

I'm still purring like mad for you! GO STORM! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU FOR EATING!!! We hope you eat and eat and eat! We will keep purraying and you keep eating! We are glad that Castle gives you kisses when you come back from the v-e-t.

Junior and Orion

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so glad you're doing better today :-)

That was quite a lot of poo. Sorry your Meowmie has to do that again to you, but I know it'll help you feel better.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Storm I am so glad that you are doing as well as you are! We will keep purring for you and sending our good thoughts!

Daisy said...

Stormie, you really are the Furry Fighter! I think you are the bravest girl I know. It must feel good to get all those bad poops out of you so you can make room for more yummy foods.

Nomi said...

Stormie, buddy, well done for eating and putting on weight and being well enough to have some more chemo. Keep up the good work. Eat for England. Sleep for England and take all the licks and purrs you can get !! Castle obviously lufs you very much as I do. Purr Purr

Poppy Q said...

Smooches to you and Castle and your mum. We are thinking of you all.

Poppy and mum q

Jans Funny Farm said...

Way to go, Storm! We hope you are able to keep your appetite as you commence chemo. We're rooting for you!

The Furry Kids said...

Yay for eating! We are so glad that you've been chowing down. hee hee

We are still purring and purraying for you. Hugs to your mom, too. We know she's worried about you.


Mickey's Musings said...

Steady as she goes, Storm!!!!
I will continue to lend support with my purrs!!!!!! Mom sends a big kiss too :)
Purrs Mickey

Kavan said...

Yes, the power of the cat blogosphere purrs is mighty indeed! Keep it up girl friend!


Tara said...

Opps... goofed again!


Motor Home Cats said...

Storm, we are so glad that you are eating. Keep it up. Tiki has lost a lot of weight due to his diabetes, so mom does what your mom is doing. He gets fed 3 times a day most days.

Keep fighting. You are an inspiration.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

MaoMao said...

Awwww, Stormie! You are amazing! We Ballicai are so glad to hear you've been eatin and eatin and snatchin yur Meowmie's foodies -- keep on eatin good, and keep buildin your strength! You are such a brave gurl and we are so glad that you are strong enuff to restart the chemo. Keep fightin, our sweet and wunnerful furriend!!!! We love you bunchies and bunchies!

Kittyhugs and purrs and lots of love frum MaoMao!

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you are eating everything you are supposed to and even some extra. I'm sorry that your Mom has to help you poop, but it's good that you did. Yay for the weight gain and restarting chemo. Keep right on eating and fighting and I'll keep right on thinking of you and praying for you.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Storm, we are glad that you are eating and that you regained some weight! It is good that your blood levels were better and so you were able to re-start chemo. We hope that the chemo works and that you continue to be strong and eat! We love you, Stormie, and we are purring and praying hard for you.

Parker said...

What a good girl! It was great to see your chicken-face again! Keep fighting and eating!
We are keeping you in our prayers and we we send huge chicken-flavored purrs your way!

Anonymous said...

Well done Stormie, you have done brilliantly to keep up the noshing (extra points for food stealing too). Good luck with the rest of your chemo. That picture of Castle greeting you, is beautiful. Sending love xx