Monday, July 11, 2011

I've seen the future

...and I think it's time to pack and run.

First, the news on Patient # 2, Leo, isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Ten days of antibiotics should take care of his infection. The vet doesn't think it's the worst case scenario & I won't question her expertise. Frankly, I don't have the energy, so we'll just wait and see what happens with his neck.

The news for Patient # 1, MLTL, is not as rosy. He has a malignant mass in his transverse colon and a polyp the size of two small eggs near the lower part of his colon that may be malignant. Coupled with blood work that indicates a lurking threat, overwhelming fatigue and significant weight loss, and truly significant comorbidities, I'm not so positive about his outcome. Well, I take that back...I am pretty sure what his outcome will be. How we get there is the big question and we'll meet with the surgeon Tuesday afternoon to start that journey.

Hell, it seems it never rains but pours around here.

Goddamned cancer.

25 comments:

Rositta said...

Yes cancer sucks. My DIL's thyroid cancer is back too. Now in the throat, lung and ovary. Somehow I know you won't pack up and run. You will face it stoically for your families sake. Good luck.

SkippyMom said...

So sorry sweetie. Good thoughts to you. :hug:

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Will be thinking of you and your husband during this difficult time

Mausie1 said...

Sending healing prayers and light to you......hugs Birgit

Amy said...

Cancer sucks indeed. It seems like I know far too many people lately who have had run-ins with it, most successfully (fortunately), a few not (sadly).

Finding Pam said...

I am sorry to hear about MLTL. I know you will do everything possible to help.

I hope Leo will be better soon. Dobies have a lot of problems.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Praying for healing for both of your patients. I think the outlook is better for one than the other. We will pray for MLTL and pretend you didn't say all those wonderful, complimentary things about him. Just kidding, I understand.
QMM

The Bug said...

I'm so sorry Rudee - cancer does totally suck.

debra said...

oh Rudee.....sending love and light.

distracted by shiny objects said...

The Our Lady of Guadelupe candle on the kitchen table is lighted for you. She is a busy, busy lady.

Alice said...

You and your family are in my prayers.
I wish you all - Peace.

sapphireblue said...

I am glad that Leo is okay. I'm sorry about the diagnosis for MLTL. I didn't see that coming. I thought it was a GI bleed that was undetected. Love ya. You family is in my thoughts.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

damned cancer is right, hate that stuff!!!!!

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Silliyak said...

Sorry about all the bad news. I hope everything works out for the best.

Brenda said...

Oh Dear....hugs!

Knitty said...

I just swore on your behalf. I know it doesn't help but nice words are way too good for this dreadful disease.

Winifred said...

Oh dear, you're right Ruth it never rains but it pours. Sorry about MLTL not an easy time ahead for any of you.

Hope Leo's progress continues well. Meanwhile knit as much as you can it's such good therapy.

Rose said...

I'm glad Leo is doing better than expected, but I'm sorry for you and your family about your father-in-law. Best of luck with everything on your plate.

Ruth said...

Glad looks like Leo is going to be OK.
The journey with MLTL is going to be difficult - I hope you find some caring nurses to help your family with the journey.

((HUGS))

sue b said...

so sorry to hear the news...saying a prayer for your family

Denise said...

((hugs)) Sending some of the high test healing mojo my blog readers send to me.

Stephanie V said...

Glad Leo is going to be OK.

He's got the best darn DIL to help him get through this rough patch!

Devon said...

so sorry... it is such a difficult dx for everyone. sending prayers your way.

KnittySue said...

So sorry to hear your news I regularly read your blog (we live in the same area)but don't comment but I had to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Sandy said...

ugh...darn about your father in law.