Monday, October 12, 2009

Calvin Update

Thanks to those of you who have asked about Calvin. He is one tough old kitty! We decided to discontinue the chemo as it knocks him for a loop and he doesn't want to eat. It also made him anemic. He got about 3 chemo treatments, and hopefully it is keeping the cancer from spreading too quickly.

He is currently visiting his vet every week - to have his blood checked. I give him shots every other day to help with the anemia. His red blood cell count is climbing back to normal, so those shots are helping! His white blood cell count is perfect, so his infection is gone.

The big task we have is getting him to eat. He has dropped some weight - down to 7 lbs. 6 oz. He acts very interested in eating, but then only takes a few bites, so every hour I am tempting him with wet and dry food. We also give him sub Q fluids every night. He is the best, and I love him so much!

The weekly vet visits have made his car riding a little easier - he doesn't howl and cry those terrible noises, and luckily, our vet's office is about 5 minutes away. The little kitty in the cage below was in the vet's office this past week. They always have kittens available for adoption. This Calvin mini-me kept staring at Calvin. I'm sure he hopes to one day grow up and be as handsome a mancat as Calvin!

Thanks for your purrs - keep 'em coming!


BeadedTail said...

We're glad to hear that Calvin is doing well although he doesn't eat much. He is such a handsome mancat and we're sending purrs to him!

Angel & Isabella

JC said...

I hope Calvin gets interested in food ... soon.

Phyllis said...

Poor Calvin. I know he'll do his best to beat this and you will listen when he asks you to let him go. That's the hardest part.

Noll's Nip said...

I'm sorry to hear about Calvin. I will say purrs for him.