Saturday, October 20, 2007

Good day, lousy night.

Friday was Scott and my 16th wedding anniversary, and we celebrated by taking Perry for his 3rd chemotherapy treatment together.

We thought he was getting a treatment, however, it was just a check-up with blood tests and a talk with the oncologist. Things went well. We were given Perry's third treatment to administer at home this morning. This treatment consisted of 4 pills of a very toxic nature, and two diuretic pills. The four pills were to be given (wearing surgical gloves) in the morning along with one diuretic, and then lots of drinking water and peeing. The second diuretic I will give to Perry tomorrow morning.

I took Perry to work with me today following the chemo pills, he was fine all day. He drank a lot and peed a lot as he was supposed to. He met a lot of people and got a lot of petting. He also slept by the back door and soaked in the sun, I think he liked that, but now I am thinking that maybe it was just a bit too much for him.

Tonight he is not doing so well. I think he is nauseous because he didn't touch his food. He has been laying low, too. Not up for anything really.
This is the first noticeable discomfort that Perry has experienced with his chemotherapy treatments. This treatment was not supposed to have any side effects, except the drinking and peeing.

I hope he perks up tomorrow. I hate to see him uncomfortable.
He did have a great day, tho. Tonight, not so much.


Kathy Weller said...

Oh, well...that stinks. But, on the bright side, all Perry's days/treatments aren't going to go excellent, by nature of the treatment. So, if this is the first bad time, well then, I'd say, you're doing pretty good. Thinking of you, Perry!! Take care lil' doggie!!!

Kathy Weller said...

Oh, and, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! :)