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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Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04
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