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Dad, Cancer & The Dog...

Posted 44 months ago|2 comments|828 views
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According to many "Life is what you make of it" and so far my life has been a big pile of crap that keeps piling up with little to no mercy. I know many think that some just live to play the pity party routine and maybe that is true but the recent events have left me feeling dark, alone and without much regard for the sanctity of family.

In June 2010, my Dad passed away from heart blockage they were unable to repair due to his lung issues from copd / emphysema. He laid in a bed for two days waiting for other family members to arrive so they could unplug his machines and let him rest in peace.

December 2010 Mom had to have emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction where they found five (5) cancerous tumors in her small bowel. She has since gotten a clean bill of health as far as they believe they got all the cancer though she still requires more testing just to be sure.

January 8, 2011 my Dad's dog went out the back door after dinner and went potty as usual shortly thereafter my Mom went to let him back in. He lay for three hours at the foot of the steps only able to move his head. The reason he laid there so long I was taking a nap and she was afraid to wake me up. After I woke up it took three hours before the issue was being resolved.

I took him to an all-night Vet clinic where they did not even argue unlike our normal vet who wanted to do a full exam for one hundred dollars BEFORE they would consider euthanizing him. As usual I had to take him to have this done my Mom would not even go along so I did not have to do it alone & now I cannot sleep again.

I can only hope the rest of this year goes better than the past seven months have gone or I might as well give into the warnings that if I don't stop stressing everything I will have a stroke.
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Out Of The Box
Out Of The Box
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44 months ago: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I was wondering how you were getting along, haven't heard from you in a while. Unfortunately, the passage of time brings with it the passing of the old familiar things. Parents, pets, friends, they all get older right along with you, and eventually you have to say goodbye to them.

Here's wishing you a reprieve, time to adjust, before you inevitably have to go through it again. Hang tough, friend. You've survived a lot, and you can survive this.
TheLegendTomWing
TheLegendTomWing
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Philadelphia, PA
44 months ago: Couldn't have said it better myself! Hang in there, there is only so much that can happen. This past year just hasn't been the greatest one, but this new one could be better!

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