Friday, July 13, 2007

Doctor Doctor

Another day of doctors. Hubbie at pre-op (knee surgery next week ready or not) and doggie at the vet.

Perhaps you can tell I've been trying to think about other things this week. We've had no meaningful news out of Taiwan, and it's been impossible not to think about both hubbie's upcoming surgery and this dog that we love so much.

We have now officially received the worst possible news on her condition: the chemo isn't working and the cancer has advanced. At this point our options with her are limited. We can try something else, but she's already had the "best of the best" with regard to treatments and the only thing that did was make her feel lousy instead of curing her. She's receiving a few "minor adjustments" today and we hope she'll feel good when she comes home. We hope, in fact, that she can continue to feel good for a good long time, but that's not the prognosis, so we will have to take it one day at a time.

As the oncologist tells us, we have the best dogs and the worst luck. Yeah, sometimes it feels like that.


Lucia, Adam, Noah and Camille said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. It must have been hard to hear that news. Hang in there.

Judy said...

Good luck to Ken's surgery.


shelley said...

I am so sorry about your precious pup. It is so hard to make a decision. We have a 13 yr old lab/chow mix that are having to make a decision about. I feel like her pain and limping with arthritis are just too much to bear any longer and meds don't seem to be working either. I will continue to pray for peace in your decisions. Good luck with the knee surg as well.

Peter, Peg, Mark, Scott said...

We are so sorry to hear about Shasta; she was looking OK when we saw her last. We'll continue to hope for the best.

Our best to Ken as well for his upcoming surgery. R - we hope you can hang together through all of this.

Rod said...

I'm thinking about you guys a lot lately. Hope Ken's surgery goes well, and I hope for the best for Shasta. Can't wait to hear more news about your baby boy!