Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Magic Number and Wordy Wednesday

Mom talked to Dr. L. today. She found out why he wanted an ultrasound right away. Liver enzyme levels should be under 100. Mine was 3529! Dr. L. said that was a number he saw MAYBE once a year. Titus, of The Furry Kids said his was high at 1050! Mine was 3 times that number.

Dr. L. said that they were afraid I had Lymphoma, a tumor on the liver. I don't. There is a possibility that I have invasive (?) Lymphoma, which you can't see on an ultrasound, but Dr.L. doesn't think so, as I am behaving normally. (Which includes eating a bunch of American Cheese that dad did not put away tonight. But it wasn't only me, Lucky helped. Actually, the boy said it was Lucky who ate most of it, not me.)

So that is why Dr. L. wanted me to get seen RIGHT AWAY. He thinks maybe I have an infection (hepatitus) and it will go away because I am on antibiotics. They will check me again in two weeks and hopefully, I will be all better, or very much on my way.

Again, I am thankful for all my friends on the blogosphere,who are praying for me and sending me good thoughts. Mom apologizes for not reading blogs the past couple of days, but she is a little stressed. She is doing better now. She has been really cuddly with me.

Oh, and one more thing. I did not get put in the PTU (crate, Frances Louise) because mom does not want to do that to Lucky. (Lucky was in a four foot pen for the first four and a half months of her life.) Mom doesn't want to traumatize Lucky by caging her in again. So mom is going to figure out how to keep us in a smaller part of the kitchen.


Frances Louise said...

Thank you for the updates. My parents and I are relieved that Roxy is doing better (AND isn't relegated to the PTU).

Now enjoy the holidays . . . I think Roxy is off to a fine start by sneaking some of that American cheese (one of the most delicious food on this planet, I must say)!

happy said...

Good to hear that. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Roxy.

Daisy said...

Gosh, two weeks is going to be a long time to wait and worry! I hope the holiday whirl makes the time go by quickly. I feel very positive that your tests will be normal in two weeks!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

The possibility that it could just be an infection is great news! Good thing you are all those cookies - LOL! I'm also glad you don't have to be crated. My people keep my in the bathroom with a baby gate in the doorway when they are gone. I cannot be trusted. Ha!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Whoa! Is it possible that they ran the test funny? When Mombean was pregnant with KidBean they thought he was going to have some big problems until a tech realized they had done the tests with the wrong date.

Still, wow! Stop with the worrying your Mom already!

Clover said...

Hi Roxy,
Hope everything is better by the time you are back at the vet in two weeks. I am keeping my paws crossed and thinking about you, ok?
Kisses to you, your mom and Lucky too.
Love Clover xo

Jan said...

Whew! What a relief to know you're still with us. No wonder your mom was so stressed. But we know you will be fine. After all, you have a good vet and a loving family. What else could a dog want? Okay, Buddy says FOOD!!!! But it doesn't sound like you're starving.

So, you keep getting better.
Jan's Funny Farm

Cheysuli and gemini said...

HOLLY COW!!!! that was a high. I think you need to stop eating cheese and stuff for while too so that if there is a problem with your liver it gets better!

The Furry Kids said...

Roxy, we're still purraying and purring and sending hugs for you guys. Please don't eat any more bad stuff. I know that it's all just so delicious, but even though it's delicious, it's not always good for our tummies. Some time I'll tell you about the box of raising bran I ate (PS - I don't recommend it).

As far as confining, are you guys climbers or jumpers? Our aunt got one of those huge baby gate fence things that can make all sorts of shapes and stretched it across her kitchen for our cousin dawg. Now she has her own space in the kitchen and can't get into any mischief.

Hugs to you guys and let's get those enzymes back to normal! That would be an awesome present for your mom.


Dragonheart said...

Roxy, I am continuing to purr and pray for you. I hope you just have an infection and that all your numbers will be back to normal in a couple of weeks.

DEBRA said...


We will all keep yu in our purrayers and we is glad dat the doc finks it is somefing dat will clear itself up...

Purr purrr purrrrr
Abby and Boo

Christine and FAZ said...

We hope you get better real soon. FAZ

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh purring for you!!!! I hope you will be ok, I am sure you will! x

Asta said...

Clover told e that you wewen't well so I came over to wish you good luck Roxy..I hope they find out what's wong and can fix it
smoochie healing kisses,Asta

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh gosh, we hope they can get it fixed rite away. Well, as fast as liver stuff can get fixed, yeah. We'll send lotsa purrs. Glad you're feelin ok in spite of efurryfing tho.
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Artsy Catsy said...

Roxy, we heard you having some problems so we rushed right over. It's good to hear you aren't feeling too badly, but we're rousing up a whole houseful of healing purrs to help tests turn out perfectly normal next time!

& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Mickey said...

Gee Roxy,I really hope it is something that can be cleared up with medication.That would be so great!!! I will still send PURRS your way just to be safe ;) I'll send some to your Mom too. It must be very hard on her. I know my Mom is sad you are/were sick.
Just forget things for now and have fun. It's the best time of the year!!! Maybe the luckiest too!
Purrs Mickey

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh gee, Roxy, I hope your liver's numbers go back down soon. Coco sends wiener dog shnuffles.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Team Tabby said...

Roxy, we hope your levels return to normal in a couple of weeks. We are still sending you healing purrs and hope you takes those antybyotics and gits better. we are sending headbutts to yor mom too.

Moe & Mindy

Beezer said...

I'm with Monty q. I think the test was wonky.
I'm gonna keep purrin' for you just to make sure that the test is A-OK next time.

Oh, and mine mombean sez that it looks like Lucky is a pillow hog. When I was a kitten I was a pillow hog too. Nows I sleep at the bottom of the bed.

The Meezers said...

oh Roxy, two weeks is a long time. We hadded to wait that long this summer when my bloods was bad and the v-et thought I hadded a fatal blood disorder. BUT, my bloods didn't change (which was the answer we was purraying for) and I am fine. So we has every confidence that your bloods will be better.

Does you have a baby gate? the big ones can be helpful to section off an area of a room.


Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Roxy, we are purring and purraying for your blood and enzymes to get better!! ((((hugs))))) to your Mom too, we know Tigger had a bad report this summer and Mom was a basket case and his turned out fine! Healing thoughts your way.
Your FL furiends,

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Hiya Roxy! I saw your question on my Blog about the Liver Function results, hey, Roxy, you certainly have beaten my results!

I usually score between 240 - 260, I had a liver scan this year, but nothing abnormal was revealed. I have been on loads and loads of medication, to help improve it, but nothing has worked over the year. Now the insurance money has run out, so my Vet has decided he can buy a bigger car, and possibly a bigger house, go on a world cruise etc on the money he has made on prescribing my drugs!

No seriously, he decided I either have a naturally high liver function or else I may have had an infection a while back which damaged my liver.

The only thing Jeannie can think of is that I had a really bad reaction twice to some Worming Tablets which made me very sick, they were called Mirabelux or somesuch. It could have resulted in the raised liver function.

I do hope you get better soon, and the Antibiotics help somehow.

If you Ma or Pa wants to email me for any further info, my email is on my Blog under My Profile.

I would like to link with you if thats ok, but I will wait to see if you are cool with that!

I am back now from my op for my lumps, and feeling much better!

Love and licks, and Good Luck!

Marvin Braveheart Hound in Scotland xxxxxxx

ps sorry this is a long comment!

Suki Sumo said...

Roxy! I'm glad they think you'll be better soon. We've been thinking about you a lot here at the Sumo household. Also those are seriously cute photos!

Angus said...

My dear friend, I do hope your liver begins to improve soon, and that your are your fine frisky self in no time..although that American Cheese caper demonstrates not only your good taste, but your vim and vigor, too!

Many, many purrs to you,