Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Best of Care

Don't worry about me.  I'm in good hands.  Or rather paws.

Yes, Doctor Kosh is on the job.  That's me in bed and he is laying his head right on my face.  He does that whenever he gets worried.  Usually, it's after I've been gone for a while.

I have to go to the cancer center in the afternoons this week and get a follow-up IL2 shot as part of the treatment.  I have to take a couple of Tylenol and a Benedryl before I get the shot.  Still not clear as to why that is.  The Benedryl makes me extremely sleepy, so I laid down when I got home yesterday.

One of the effects of the shot is that I get super-size chills and body aches at some point after getting it.  They eventually go away and I can take OTC stuff to help with them, but they are pretty hefty when they first hit.

So, I woke up last night and I was kind of dizzy and disoriented and just wracked with chills and aches.  I had Keith walk me to the bathroom, just to make sure I didn't fall or trip over something.  Then I took some Ibuprofen and crawled back into bed.  Keith threw an extra cover on me, as well.  I also had him check to make sure I didn't really have a fever.

Kosh immediately crawled up to the spot you see in the pic.  He lay there and purred and purred and purred.  We stayed like that for quite a while, until the chills broke and I didn't need the extra covers any more.

I'm getting better care than I realized.  Maybe I should take him in for my next consult.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Listen to Dr. Kosh - kitty knows exactly what you need. Just caught up on your recent posts, glad you are back to posting. One suggestion made to me (I also did 6 rounds of chemo, mine were 3 weeks apart) was to have a visible reminder of getting through each one, like have 6 candles and burn one each time; put notches on the bathroom wall, etc.. I planned a nice meal out and a trip for shortly after I finished my treatments, gave me something to look forward to.