11 July 2013

The Storm - Part 2

So, it's still cancer. It's also very, very advanced. An ultrasound and additional X-rays show an advanced lesion on the liver, several lesions on the spleen, and aggressive metastasis in the lungs. Effectively, any treatment at this point is palliative; there's no cure beyond miraculous responses to off-label drugs. The oncologist couched Froggie's remaining time as a month.

So, we'll lose him before my birthday in late August. He'll get to stay in his house until the end and not have to deal with selling this house and moving. But he's 8 and his passing is way, way too soon. Here's The Dude through the years:
A photo from the foster parents, a few months before we adopted him

 A couple weeks after we adopted him, camping in St. Ignace, MI

Home, watching someone go upstairs (he learned to climb soon after)

A recent photo after a haircut

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