April Photo A Day ~ Day 30

Day 30 ~ Something That Makes You Sad

When we found out just over 12 months ago that Jordan had prostate cancer, we thought the worst. As soon as you hear the word cancer you know it’s not good but put prostate in front of it, especially for a dog, and your worst nightmare comes true. We were told those words you never want to hear, he may have only 3 months to live. We cried. Our boy, our first born, the love of our lives was going to leave us and not in the best of circumstances.

As you all know, he is still here with us. Our boy as defied odds including a spleen removal, hepatitis on the liver, adrenal tumour, cysts and now a possible tumour on his spinal cord. As the specialist said, he’s a ticking time bomb but he just keeps soldering on.

I often wonder if he is sticking around for us and putting a brave face even though his back legs are not holding up as well as what they used to and we have a few little accidents. He is currently having acupuncture treatments and the vets are amazed at how well he is doing.

I love my boy and I have no idea what I am going to do without him when he goes.

8 thoughts on “April Photo A Day ~ Day 30

  1. Hey Britt. Jordan is just inspirational and so are you. I think the deep bond that you share is what drives Jordan to fight the battle. You are offering him all the vet care and supportive treatment he needs. Enjoy every moment you have together…

    • Oh Rayya I have tears, happy ones though. Thank you for your kind words xxx and you hit the nail on the head…enjoy every moment. It’s so hard watching him struggle with his back legs but his brain is still functioning perfectly. I guess when the time comes he will tell us.

  2. I understand completely. Our baby is 13 and has had set backs of her own. She is having hip problems right now, but at times is spry as a puppy. We love her dearly and can’t imagine our lives without her…you GO Jordan!

    • Our babies are the same age! Jordan will be 14 in August 🙂 yes, I know what you mean about not knowing yourself when they go and letting go is going to be the hardest xxx

  3. It’s hard to even think about losing such a dear friend. He’s obviously a fighter and even when he’s gone, he will always be with you. At least this is what I tell myself when I get all teary-eyed at the thought of losing one of my beloved kitties.

    • I am trying to learn to “enjoy the moments” we have with them. It’s so hard that they’re are only with us for such a short time and time goes so quickly. Thank you for understanding the love for animals xxx

  4. From one dog lover to another, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. It’s tough! We have lost a couple dogs with no warning. It must be so sad having to see him go through this. He is so lucky to have you in his life. I firmly believe, and tell my dogs, that I will see them again in the future. Keep up your faith, love, and strength!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Carol. He’s such a trooper & still here with us. I truly believe he’s doing it for us but I’ve seen him at his worst & know deep down that I don’t want him to suffer when the time comes. Gosh, they know how to create heart break but they also know how to make us smile & love them even deeper!

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