Thursday, March 26, 2009

Scruffy Update

Though Scruffy perked up a bit after his first fluid IV, it didn't last very long. Yesterday David and I talked with Charlotte his Vet since he was right back where he had started from again. She feels there is still the possibility that the treatment will work, he just needs it more often to start because he is such a bog cat and his numbers are so high. She has had great success using this treatment with a high number of cats. So we took Scruffy in and learned to give him his IV ourselves. We went home with a bag of fluid and needles to give him two more treatments. We are to do it every other day, so we will give him another one tomorrow morning and then again Monday morning. After he has gotten all of these, we will be able to tell if this is going to help him function with good-quality of life again or not. Then we will make the final decision whether to continue with treatment or let Scruffy go chase butterflies with other pets we have lost over the years. Thank you for the calls and notes of support.

Other than being exhausted we are fine. I haven't been sleeping more than a few hours every night. Today it has caught up with me. I have a few more things to try and take care of around here and then I am going to get off my feet and rest or nap. I am hoping for sleep!


Jen said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers Mom, as is David and all the bumpkins. I hope these treatments work for Scruffalupagus! Try and get some rest; even if it's just a nap on the couch for a bit! Love you!

Eileen and Stan said...

Pets truly are members of the family. Hopefully the treatments will work. Hang in there.

Erin said...

We are thinking and praying for you guys here too.

Deb said...

Lots of love and prayers for all of you! Hope you get some sleep :)Love,