Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop where we love to take the opportunity to express our thankfulness for the many blessings in our lives. I must admit that this week has been challenging with the unexpected turn of events with Sister Sascha. But we are so thankful for your outpouring of love and support along with the many messages, ecards and comments we’ve received. You, my friends, are why our Blogville family is so special.
Now, here is the Sister Sascha Update 3. The search is still on for the cause of her problems. As a recap, Sister Sascha went in for a dental and the Dentist noticed she could not hear her heart like she should. That was a darn good catch by the Dental Vet. Sister Sascha had a chest x-ray and a quick ultrasound and there was a cystic pouch near one area of her heart that had fluid in it. Then three things happened. First was a full body CT Scan, second was to remove lots of the fluid and send it for analysis, third was another blood panel because her white blood count was really low.
So, the full body CT San was good, nothing unusual and the area near the heart is a cystic structure with no overt signs of cancer. Then there was the fluid sample from the cystic pouch. There was a little inflammation present but the better news is there were zero cancer cells. The blood work shows her white cell count still to be too low._
That’s where we are. She can’t have a dental procedure with her white cell count so low because her body wouldn’t be able to fight off and potential infection. She is still in pain on the left side of her mouth and mostly unwilling to eat on her own. Dad. and Mom are syringe feeding her twice daily and we’re keeping her on pain meds.
Next steps. We’re not really sure, but she’ll have her blood work redone on Friday. There might be a bone marrow biopsy at some point, but the Dad and Mom are a bit frazzled right now. The specialists haven’t been able to piece together the puzzle as to the cause of the low white cell count issue.
Today we’re also thankful to have a great group at the Upstate Veterinary Specialists on our team and as always we’re thankful for Dr. Carolyn Anderson and the staff at The Cat Clinic of Greenville on Sascha’s team.
Oh, and many of you asked about me, I’m doing much better now and that problem of mine I won’t mention seems to have retreated. Gracie, while not completely better, is must better and Precious is doing well. What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then hop on over and join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’d love that.
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