No More Chemo For Now

Chicken had a recheck visit on Friday, April 15, 2011 with Dr. Harris. She has no lumps or bumps and appears very healthy- except that she has lost some more weight, taking her to 7lbs 15oz, which is two pounds less than she was on Nov. 23, 2010 when the tumor was found. She weighed 8lbs 4oz on Feb. 4, 2011. All of the cats were switched to low carb wet food in November when our baby kitty, Sue, was diagnosed with diabetes. I had no idea before his diagnosis that almost all dry cat foods are loaded with carbs and lack the moisture that cats desperately need. Chicken never really liked the canned Wellness that I fed, so I bought a bunch of different brands this past weekend for Chicken to try. Turns out she LOVES Fancy Feast Classic Turkey and Giblets. She has been gobbling it up and will hopefully gain some weight soon. For more information on the dangers of dry food, please visit Dr. Pierson’s website.

Chicken’s white blood count was only 1.9 (yikes). The normal reference ranges for white blood count is 5.5-17. Needless to say, she will not be taking her second dose of chemotherapy at this time. She will be rechecked again in two weeks to see if she is ready. Other than the low white blood count, Chicken did not show any signs of reaction from the chemo. She threw up a couple of times, but Chicken has always done that.

Here’s a picture of her sleeping so soundly this afternoon. Check out all that fur!!!!!
Chicken 4-21-11

Check out Chicken on Facebook and be sure to “like” her page!
Chicken the Cat on Facebook

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