01/06 Boomer, Dr Larry's recommendation

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  1. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Good morning!
    Boomer called me at 5:30; he wanted his breakfast. He doesn't touch the food I leave down for him at night.
    I weighed him this morning and he's 18 lbs....normal weight is around 16.8. The difference is the cancer and fluid :(:(:(
    Dr Larry's recommendation is to go with the abdominocentesis. I've asked whether the fluid can be sent away for testing but haven't got a response yet.
    He also sent me an article on Furosemide (used to be marketed under the name lasix, now salix); in the article it mentions that it's not recommended for diabetics because it's associated with an increase in blood sugar levels.

    I'm continuing to give bupre. every 12 hours. He gets cerenia then mirtz (an hour later) every 48 hours or more often if needed. Vitamin B12 once a week. And I try to get clearlax into him each day.

    He's eating ok....lots of small meals. He drinks which is something he hasn't done since right before his FD dx. I'm assuming one of the meds makes him thirsty. He cuddled with me for a short while last night and cuddled with DH this morning after I got up. And he spends a good portion of each evening sitting on the couch in-between us.

    Thank you to everyone for your comments, vines, prayers, recommendations, and support! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Nice that you both got some cuddles. Are you going to do the abdominocentesis? Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  3. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    I believe we will.
     
  4. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Prayers it goes smoothly and makes Boomer more comfortable!
     
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  5. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope it helps Boomer feel more comfortable. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  6. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

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    Big hugs to the three of you, Judy. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of you all with love, Nikki
     
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    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:lots of hugs to you all
     
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  9. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    Continued vines, hugs, and prayers!!!
     
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  10. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    FWIW, I see furosemide given to human diabetics all the time. Of course, they're not in remission so that may make a big difference but no one hesitates to treat heart failure with Lasix because someone is diabeitc.
     
  11. Judy and Boomer

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    We have scheduled the abdominocentesis for Wednesday morning.
    They will do an X-ray first to confirm the bumps are fluid and not something else.
    The can test the fluid; it's a bit pricey so I'll have to spend the next couple of days convincing DH we should have it done:rolleyes:
     
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  12. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Many heart diabetic kitties get Lasix, as did Neko, Doodles, plus others. It didn't impact Neko’s BG. She took a liquid form. I seemed to remember Karen found injections of Lasix did impact BG, but pills didn’t.

    I had the fluid tested from Theo - results were inconclusive.:banghead:
     
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  13. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: That's quite a bit of money to drop to find out absolutely nothing.
     
  14. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Smokey was on Lasix liquid. Didn't affect his glucoses. He did not have fluid build up. It was to prevent it.
     
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  15. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Judy, there is just too much going on here for me to keep up on. I remember Boomer's OTJ but the cancer doesn't ring a bell at all. I'm so sorry.
    Wishing you the best, Cynthia and Dickson.
     
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    Reason for edit: too negative
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  16. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Well I got a look at my boy's bum today and :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    So with DH's help Boomer had a bum cleaning since he can't reach it himself right now. I got most of it. Boomer is not impressed:rolleyes:
    Dr Larry will be shaving Boomer's belly for the procedure on Wednesday so I'll ask him to clip down there as well.
     
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  17. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    It wasn't completely nothing. The analysis of fluid told me it was most likely from cancer, not from heart failure. We had already seen a mass on the pancreas, so the results just didn't tell us anything about the type of cancer. In other words, it didn't change the course of action. ECID. I think Dr. Larry can guide you on that decision.
     
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  18. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sending more vines and good thoughts for Boomer's procedure on Wednesday. Thinking of you all.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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