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Old 12-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How the Grinch stole my christmas

It's been a heck of a time, the last few months. Some of you may remember my husband having some health issues, it turned out after a 3rd hospital visit, we were just informed last tuesday that he has stomach cancer. We are very optomistic, by chance, the plavex and aspirin caused it to bleed so it was found, otherwise it could have gone undetected.
Last year when we put my 18yr old cat down, my husband, even though we previously agreed not to add any more animals to our home, said if you want to get a kitten it's ok. Mind you this was coming from a man that 20 years ago disliked cats, called them the crab grass on the lawn of life. Needless to say when we met, I came with a cat. Well when we were in the town pound, this little kitty, Mr Magoo, picked my husband. He loved this little kitten who also has some kind of intestinal issues. The joke became that Goo was my husbands "gastro buddy" because the 2 of them shared some sort of internal problem.
Yesterday I had to take Goo for an ultrasound. I mentioned to my vet about my husbands recent cancer diagnosis before I left the kitten for his test.
My vet called me last night around 5, she said she didn't know how else to tell me but to just tell me, Goo has cancer. She doesn't give him much past february. I was completely devastated knowing I would have to tell my husband when he came home. I wanted to lie, but I couldn't so when he got settled I told him. It broke my heart to see him hurt so bad.
Way before Goo's diagnosis, I had told my husband Goo picked him, because he knew. He told me if that was what I wanted to believe, ok. I truely believe that little kitty knew all along. Sad thing is he is barely 1-1/2 yrs old. Cancer has no age discrimination.
So anyway, we are keeping faith, thinking positive and plugging along best we can.
This has really given me a whole new perspective on life, cherish the time you have, you just never know. Some things we just have no control over.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, I'm so sorry. You really have a lot on your plate right now.
Sounds like Goo was sent to you and your husband for a reason. What that reason is I don't know. But I'm glad he has you, for however long he has.

Bless you all and try not to let this ruin your Christmas. Even the Grinch had a change of heart.
I will keep you all in my prayers.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Carolyn My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and little Goo. I do think animals pick people that can help them and that they can help as well. Take care.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh I am sorry. I am glad that you are so hopeful for your husband and that Goo was given to you.

Please take care, use all your resources and know people are thinking of you.

What Cancer Cannot Do

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Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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AWWW what a tough time you've had ... life just plain sucks sometimes doesn't it.

Goo and your husband must have sensed something about each other ... No idea the reason, but maybe it's to comfort each other until they are BOTH better.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am so sorry. Your family is in my prayers. I think little Goo found a kindred spirit in your husband.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry about your husband and Goo. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. I do think they found eachother for a reason.
I hope you enjoy your Christmas and keep your spirits high.
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Thoughts and wishes for healing, strength and comfort for all of you.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you ever just need to talk, please don't hesitate to PM me, I'm a good listener.
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My thoughts are with you and your family Carolyn. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all of this.

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