/ The RE's Muse: Radiating love...and hope

The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Radiating love...and hope

Yesterday the fur boy had his surgery. And yesterday we learned that they could not remove the mass. It has become too entrenched in his throat; to take it out would do more harm than good. There aren't many options, merely 1) do nothing or 2) do radiation therapy. The radiation will slow the tumor's progression and give him a bit more time with us--or more accurately, give us a bit more time with him.

So we've opted to do the radiation therapy. He'll meet the oncologist on the 23rd for his initial consult. The doctor is located about 80 miles from us; fortunately, his office is literally right down the street from my MIL's house and a few miles from my SIL's house. Add to that the fact that A's office is not too far from there (yes, he commutes an ungodly amount of miles most days) and it's not an inconvenience to see a doctor so far away (the only other doctor who does this treatment is in Orlando--about 2+ hours from us). Then again, even if the Orlando doc was the only option available, it still wouldn't be too far. He's worth it.

My boy is home now, recovering. He's a good guy and even the surgeon noted that when she called with the news. He was very good, she said.

He IS very good, I corrected mentally.


At 6:43 PM, Blogger ThreeBees said...

I'm so sorry they were unable to get the mass. I hope the radition will give you some extra time with your boy. . . thinking of you all.

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Chebbles' Mama said...

Oh Dee that really sucks that they couldn't remove the mass. I had such high hopes. I'm glad that you guys are able to do the radiation and extend your time together. What a good boy! (And a great mom!)

At 1:42 PM, Blogger lagiulia said...

Dee, I'm really sorry they couldn't remove the mass. I'm hoping and praying you get a lot of quality time with him.

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Frances said...

Oh, what a good boy. I hope you get lots of quality time together. And really, yes, what a good mom you are.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Oh, damn that mass. Poor little guy. But I'm thrilled that the radiation will buy you some more time with him.


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