Friday, November 3, 2017

Casey update

The Momma here. We got the test results back, and it is cancer. I talked to the vet, and we agreed that surgery or chemo are not real options here due to Casey's age and heart condition. It would be a question of the cure being worse than the disease. The only real option we have is to start him on a course of anti-inflammatories to try to slow the spread of the disease.

I think I've reached my point of a little too much for my mind to cope with right now. I think it's going to hit me harder later, but for now I'm very numb. I'm going to focus on making Casey's time left the very best possible, however much it is. But it is VERY hard handling him and Jessie both being steps away from Death's door at the same time. :\

26 comments:

Molly the AireGirl said...

Oh no - this is devastating news to hear. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Army of Four said...

We are so sorry to hear this. Celebrate every moment!
Cammie!

rottrover said...

Enjoy each moment with them both. We love you.

-Otto, Osa and their mom

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Just know that LOVE is around you and those gawjus growlers... Prayers here now will be for quality, rather than quantity; blessings and ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))) YAM xx

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear this. Yes, do whatever you can to enjoy and love the time you have with that special boy. Still saying prayers and sending more POTP for you, Casey and Jessie for the best you can have now with each other. Plus many hugs for all of you.
Mom Kim, Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are just so sorry to hear this news. sending our love for all of you.
hugs and prayers
Hazel, Mabel & Mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We don't know what to say other than how very sorry we are. Casey is strong and loves his Momma. We know he will fight as hard as he can to have a lot of good days to come. We hate "C" so much. It is just not fair. Hugs from all of us. And still lots of POTP and prayers.

Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

LBJ said...

We will hold you all close in our thoughts and prayers.

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Sending big hugs your way!

LP said...


First, congratulations to your Mama on her new job! We hope the move will go smoothly and we can't wait to hear about your new home!

Casey, we are sorry to hear your news. We know how tough this can be for your Mama. Tell your Mama to email ours if she wants to "chat". Some times chatting can help. We are thinking of all of you and sending you love and hugs.

the critters in the cottage xo

Ruby said...

crap.crap.crap. I am so sorry. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers and knows I am thinkin' of you guys every single minute, and that we all loves you! Sendin' lots of {{{hugs}}} and AireZens and {{{hugs}}}. Love your babies every moment and make lots of happy memories and knows they loves you so very much.
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Amber DaWeenie said...

I've received the same kind of news so many times in the past and each time it's like a knife going through my heart. I know the pain you feel and I'm so sorry. Treasure each and every day and make some good memories that will always stay with you. My prayers and love to you always. Hugs to Casey and Jesse.

Stephanie Jo said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I've been down this road too many times. I'm praying that you'll still have many good days with Casey and Jessie. Each moment is a gift. May you have much strength and calmness of mind along the way and that all will be as easy as possible. Keep your focus on each day with them. (My tendency has been to focus too much ahead - and miss the joy of each day I have with my pet.)

Mark Muller said...

I'm so sorry... why our greatest fears become true so often... that's not fair... we are with you in our thoughts and we send lots of potp and prayers to you ...

Julie said...

Lots of loves and hugs coming your way from over The Pond
And you are so right, every day counts and make the most of every moment
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sandra said...

my heart aches with yours and I am heartbroken to hear this news. both of your precious babies so ill at one time is just hard to bear. prayers for all of you and for your move and new doctors and you are right about making each day count.

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Andrea...I'm so very sorry to read about Casey's diagnosis. Bless your heart your plate is full and your heart very heavy. I sure wish we were closer to help but please know you are all in our prayers as you make Casey's days the best.
Hugs and kitty kisses
Cecilia and Madi

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are thinking at you during this impossible time. Breathe, love them and give them pets from us. Hugs.

Millie and Walter said...

That is not the news we were hoping for. We are sending love and hugs to all of you.

Sue said...

The diagnosis we fear the most and makes us feel most helpless. We are so sorry and we know you will do everything in your power to make Casey's time happy and full of love. We're with you in spirit.

Robin + Christmas said...

Aww, poor Casey. :( Enjoy all the wonderful moments with that sweet pup. Sending hugs

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Sending POTP the medicines will help Casey. Sending sheltie virtual kisses your way.

KB Bear said...

Oh no. I'm so very sorry. I know that, in humans, thyroid cancer isn't always too bad. But your words make me think that's not the case in dogs. Sending hugs, love, and POTP.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh this is very very sad news. I know you will do your best to keep Casey as comfortable as possible.
Sending love and hugs,
Gail and Bertie.

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

We are so sorry. Sending lots of pawrayers and POTP to you all!!

xoxo,
Matt & Matilda

stellaroselong said...

Sorry is not a big enough word. Sigh.............................stella rose