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Friday, July 25, 2008

Sick Dog, Part Deux

It looks like we are going to try and "kick start" Cesar's red blood cell production.

Which means he will be getting 3 shots a week of Procrit, which is used in Cancer patients to increase their red blood cell count. We will have to give him three shots a week, (well not we, Not a Grampy will be doing that honor, I pass out at the sight of a needle) for two or three weeks. Testing his blood levels once a week. If the red blood counts are going up we can decrease the shots to twice a week, keep testing and if everything else goes up, keep decreasing until we find a leveling out area.

This is the best way of trying something that won't cause any major problems elsewhere if it doesn't work. I feel really guilty not doing the bone marrow test. I wish I had the extra $$ available.

We will go in next week to learn how to give Cesar shots. Well, Not a Grampy will learn, I will get to be the one soothing Cesar from the big, mean, man.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Poor Cesar. My heart goes out to you. It's so hard when a pet is sick.

ablondeblogger said...

Don't feel guilty. You're doing a lot more than a lot of people would. It's obvious you love your doggies so much. I hope these treatments work.

Avitable said...

Ooh, that would be tough, trying to give our dog a shot. I hope it helps!

Not a Granny said...

jennifer-thanks, I keep having a nightmare that he dies while sleeping on our bed.

blondeblogger-I really hope they do also. I can't imagine life without him.

avitable-he hasn't the energy to fight us right now. If they work, they it will become a different story!!

Jersey Girl 43 said...

Prayers for Cesar. I have to admit I am not able to give shots or do the home take care stuff.

I wish there was a system that could help.

Ann(ie) said...

Poor Cesar. :( I hope all goes well. Hang in there love.

Train Wreck said...

ablondeblogger is so right!! You can tell you are doing what you are able! Dang little things! You wish they had their own insurance!! I think there is actually, but again... cha ching!! Here's hoping things work out for the little trooper!!

I am Trish Marie said...

I hope he gets better soon.

catscratch said...

Awwww. I hope it's all well soon and I'm glad you'll be there to calm him.