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“I’m tired of being sick!”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

“I’m tired of being sick!”, originally uploaded by Felicia Folinazzo.

Vega was unable to receive his chemotherapy treatment today. He’s had a recurring ear infection since July. After 3 aggressive rounds of antibiotics as well as my cleaning and medicating the infected ear, the infection is baaaaack! On top of the ear infection, his oncologist noticed his left hind leg is swollen. Upon inspection, she discovered that one of his toe nails was practically missing and oozing. I hadn’t noticed the swelling nor any signs of “ooze” or blood prior to the visit. His toe may be infected as well, which could cause his leg to swell. There’s no way of knowing what is causing the swelling so I have to keep my eye on him for the next few days. If the swelling goes away, great! If not, I have to bring him back for testing. Next step is to bring Vega back to his regular vet so she can put him under and properly flush his ear. Otherwise, the infection will not effectively go away. Due to the ear infection, possible toe infection, and fever, Vega couldn’t be treated with chemotherapy for his lymphoma. Poor baby.

Chemotherapy makes Vega mad

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Chemotherapy makes Vega mad, originally uploaded by Felicia Folinazzo.

Vega had his third chemotherapy treatment. The chemo leaves him lethargic and it’s hard to see him NOT being his usual happy, playful self.

Vega is pissed off about his chemotherapy. He doesn’t like the way it makes him feel. He doesn’t like that his bandage looks like a bracelet. He doesn’t like that it makes his Mommy sad.

I just don’t get it

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
The Cubs kick butt all season, decidedly win the NL Central Division, and get swept out of the first round of the playoffs by a team that squeaked in. I'm shocked, confused, upset, sick to my stomach - you ... [Continue reading this entry]