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chuck was Enjoying his morning stretch in the grass he seemed perkier this morning. I had a little talk with him. I told him he needed to show me he still wanted me to fight for him. Or is kavorkian his butt. Yah I said it. And I meant it.

I’m sorry for being so blunt and so desperate at times on here. I usually am desperate because I’m litterally covered in peanut butter and goats milk and oatmeal and God knows whatever else my dog has spit back at me. But I’m so grateful for everyone who had taken their time to comment and give suggestions. I really am. I read them all and I’ve talked to my doc about everything you guys suggest. And I try everything I can.

Anywho.. back to my threats on offing my dog. Hes been perkier today. And I went to drop my son of at my inlaws so I could take chuck in for his ivs. I get in the car and he looks at me like “Hey Where’s the milkbone grams always gives me? ” huh. So I get him one and wouldnt you know it he ate the whole thing? Not a little one either. Surely that was a fluke. got another. Ate that one too. Wth? He hasn’t touched those in weeks. Anyways off to the doc a we go.

We xrayd him head to toe. While waiting for the results I plan all the ways to tell my husband of the results were bad and what day would be the best for his sendoff…

no visible mets anywhere. Labwork good. Kidneys better. Proof that the tumor really did shrink quite a bit. Sent home with a b12 shot a cortizone shot and some shot that I can’t pronounce for anorexic chemo patients. No iv fluids. Keep doing what you’re doing he says because it’s working. Not fast but it’s working. off of deramaxx. Maybe to prep for prednisone if need be? I dunno.

Alright chuckster. I heard ya loud n clear. You live to see another day.

4 Responses to “Ok. So I’ll stop referring to myself as dr Jack k.”

  1. mmrocker13 said:

    šŸ˜€ Yay!

    I know how frustrating it is…you are super strong to be doing this. And some gallows humour is sometimes the only thing that gets us through some moments, so no worries there. šŸ˜‰

    Your “Iā€™m litterally covered in peanut butter and goats milk and oatmeal and God knows whatever else my dog has spit back at me.” comment reminds me of one of my more desperate moments…it involved the tripe. Sam wouldn’t eat it (this was pre-buddig lunch meat encasement), was spitting it at me/shoving it on the floor. I was losing my sh1t, covered in cow guts/cow crap (or the precursor to it), and pissed off. Little did I know, one of the cats was eating–nay, HOOVERING–half the stuff Sam was dropping. About 10 minutes later, I hear the telltale “urp urp urp”…and she yarked. And yarked. And yarked thrice more. Including onto, and in, my shoes. šŸ˜€ The ensuing moments were not my finest hour.

    You are doing great–no matter what your course of action. So keep your chin up, keep doing what your doing, and totally do not feel bad for moments of losing your schnitzel in utter frustration. šŸ™‚ <3

  2. benny55 said:

    This is a wonderful update…..not for Chuck, but for you too!! not nl did Chuck “turn a corner”today for the better….but so did you:-) I can “see” it in your words and “hear” it in your “voice”! The energy jas changed in both of you!

    You and Chuck re sticking this out together! There’s been a shift for the better.

    Iwn’t it amazing—how absolutely amazing how seeing Chuck eat rwo milkbones made your spirit soar?

    So now you know the secret… were loadi g up the car……thinking about tryng to get Chuck to eat was NOT in your realm of thinking at that moment…..your focus was on everything but that….Chuck was relaxed and your focus was elsewhere. BAM! Chuck wants a milk bone! YAY CHUCK:-) YAY LORI:-)
    Heck, take him for a ride every three hoirs and do the milk one thing….then next…go to a burger joint ad leave a burger sittingin tje car seat!

    Really hapy all his reports looked good That is soooo incredible! It ccould, indeed, have been that he jst jad too much chemo at oce as Tazzie pointed out.

    I would say…between the milkbones amd the GREAT check-up…Dr. K can take a hike!!

    I know Chuck can sense your relief and I also know he even emjoyed “seeing” you have a sense of humor about this! There’s nothing more dysfunctinal than our tripawd sick humor that few would undertand!!:-) šŸ™‚

    You’re staying strong Lori. No meed to apoligize ever for your emotions. We all understand. It’s a lot easier having your act togeter when things are going well, but boy oh boy, one bad day for our dogs and we fo straighti to deep despair and fear! So we all understand!

    Proud of you voth!

    Having a milk bone pawty over here and Fed Xing a truck load over to Chuck:-) šŸ™‚

    Keep us posted ad you go get yourself a bowl of ice cream! you deserve it!

    Lots of love,

    Sally and Hapy Hannah

  3. lorimomofasaint said:

    You guys are seriously the best. Thank you for everything. Megan your posts remind me sooo much of chuck and I and it keeps me pushing forward. Sally, you have got to be one of the most positive role models on earth . Thank you for keeping me sane lol

  4. jerry said:

    YESSSS!!! It’s a great day when you can look into his eyes, read his thoughts once again and know exactly what he wants. Milk bones (who knew?!)! Life! Food! And no mets? Holy moly this is cause for a HUGE celebration! Things are looking up and I hope they continue, please keep us posted. Stay hopeful and try not to get frustrated. Remember this moment and know that it will happen again.

    And Lori your sense of humor cracks me up, I totally get it.

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