When Life Gives You Lemons…

…sometimes making lemonade will not cut it!

Our worst nightmare came true last Thursday night when we arrived home to Jordan clenching his stomach in pain again. We took him straight to emergency where he had his previous operation and they took him in to run extensive tests and monitor him overnight. His liver was inflamed but they knew there was more to it so the next day he was referred to the specialist who looked after him after his operation and they ran more tests.

The news confirmed was not what we wanted to hear or expected to ever hear. Our boy has prostate cancer and it is bad. The vet called me on Friday while I was at work to let me know. How I kept it together all day is beyond me. I was numb.

When we picked him that afternoon, there was more bad news. Apart from the issues with the liver his adrenal gland is 4 times the size it should be. If operated on a rupture can occur on the main artery killing him on the table.

Any animal owner knows that the time you have with is short and we knew the day would come but not like this. Our days a very limited with him right now but we wont know exactly how long until our consult with the specialist on Thursday to plan our attack.

Right now we are savouring every precious moment with our boy. If you love your animals make sure you so show them how much you care because at any moment they can be taken away from you.

3 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Lemons…

  1. ❤ Thinking of you, my heart breaks thinking about how I would feel if this was one of my pets. I know how much you love him and I hope that you have lots of love and support surrounding you at this time.

  2. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts over the next few days until you can see the specialist again. Your love for all of your animals is so great, they are all lucky to have you as their mum. I am heartbroken for you that Mr J is unwell 😦

  3. I am so sorry to hear this awful news. Thinking of you in this hard time. We lost one of our dogs on holidays a year and a half ago (she drownded in a childrens pool). It is the hardest thing when they are part of the family. I am so glad I gave her one last cuddle the day we left as it was our last and I will remember it forever. I also find it helps when I am sad to read the list of things we loved about our little Koko-makes me smile. Treasure every second. They are so special xxx

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