Tuesday, April 8, 2008

chemo & follow up...

Dunc went thru chemo with no problems, and they were able to do the nasal swab culture. So now we just have to wait 3-4 days for those results to come back.

Dr. H just called ~ I had forgotten to tell him that Duncan's breath has been very different for the past two days (almost musty, though NOT ketotic!) ~ that could easily mean infection. So we're starting him on prophylactic ABX (antibiotics). (PO Clindamycin for those in the biz...)

Also, Dr. H had just gotten off the phone with Dr. Fidel at Pullman. She agreed with the ABX treatment... She asked him how Duncan was doing in general; when he said "He's just holding his own", she thought that he should be doing much better than that this far along ~
So, we're going to see how he responds to the ABX; if there is little or no improvement, we'll be taking him to Pullman for an urgent MRI. Dr. Fidel said it could be that we need to change the chemo protocol...

SHIT, SHIT, SHIT

If ever there was a time I truly wished my sweet baby boy could talk to me, this would be it.

And then there is my dear sweet Jimbo ~ as much as he loves Dunc, I think he is more worried about me. The man has today brought me:
Fresh oysters...
Champagne...
White Chocolate Reese's PB Cups...

***sigh*** How sweet is THAT?!?!

Many thanks to all who are sending good thoughts ~

9 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Yay Jim, you take care of my Cuz. And you both take care of Duncan and each other. With his moments of being his silly puppy self it probably is just an infection. Crossing all digits and sending lots and lots of good vibes and hugs!!!

Love you guys

Martha ~ xpetunia said...

WTG Jim!!! You hang in there Bobbie and give Duncan lots of hugs from me. I'll be praying for him -- and for you!!!

Ruth said...

The husband comes through!! What a sweetie. Holding you all in prayer. Warm thoughts headed over the mountains to you. Sammy & Cindy send purrrs & slurps.

Jen said...

I'm sorry about Duncan. :( I'm glad Jim is taking care of you though. Hugs!

RobinC said...

Oh dear. Bobbie, you and Duncan are in my thoughts. I'm glad that Jim is taking care of you both.

Amy M. Guimond said...

breathe bobbie, breathe.

395708947S for you and duncan. he's a trooper, and so are you!

forrest sends his nuzzles too.

Anne-Jeanette said...

I'm so sorry for you all and hope Duncan will feel better soon as he has done before

kram

Anonymous said...

Bobbie, so sorry things seem to be moving in the wrong direction.

I will pray for Duncan and Einstein and Treasure send slurps his way.

Unknown said...

YUM! YAY JIM! ((((((((Bobbie))))))))) you and Duncan are in all my positive thoughts.


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