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Because Of Course This Would Happen

I got home from last night's meeting this morning at 2:30 a.m., where BB met me with the news that Dr. Wood, Phil's surgeon, had called in my absence. Not only had the tumor gone from "probably cancer" to "definitely cancer," the cancer had metastacized to his lymph nodes. She recommended chemo and radiation. 

We don't have the money. We spent what we could on his ear, after being assured that the tumor was generally localized and taking it out would probably prevent more cancer. I should have paid attention to the "generally" and the "probably," I guess. 

We'll call the oncologist to see if we can get even a rough estimate of expected lifespan. As long as he's not in pain, I don't want to do anything. But once that kicks in, we call the goodbye vet for her second visit to us in a year. 

Learning all of this at 2:30 a.m., and seeing how it affected BB was bad enough. Now I have to write a story from last night's meeting, and my brain is not working. I have a 3 p.m. deadline. I want to get it done before that because I want to crawl into a hole.
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Oct. 29th, 2017 02:35 am (UTC)
Damn. I'm so, so sorry. And I wish that there was more I could say.

Edited at 2017-10-29 02:38 am (UTC)
Oct. 29th, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
Thanks - there's nothing else you need to say, my friend. We figure we have two to seven months left with him, and we'll spoil him rotten until he starts showing he's in pain, then we'll ease him off to the rainbow bridge. We rescued him off the street years ago, and we've been very lucky to have him for as long as we have.
Oct. 29th, 2017 03:23 am (UTC)
And I'm sure he appreciated having you as owners.
Oct. 29th, 2017 03:38 am (UTC)
Heh. I'm not quite sure who owns who ....

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