I’ll cut to the chase here: Today, we will find out if our sweet girl, Daisy, has cancer. On Friday morning, I’ll find out if I have cancer.
If I have it, there will be an operation to remove my prostate and then whatever else needs to be done. All paid for by insurance.
If Daisy has cancer, it will mean that she will be put down within days. Not only would treatment for two tumors (one on her eye, one on her rectum) be dangerous to her health (due to her heart murmur and other factors), it would just plain be way more than Grace and I could afford, with no guarantees of her survival. Lest anyone think that putting a dollar value on a life is cruel, be aware that it is not something we like, nor is it something I have not done to myself.
If we don’t have cancer, we are both still looking at operations, with Daisy getting the more complex ones. But she will get them, if that is the case.
I am not worried about myself, that is not my way. I am very worried for Daisy. If we lose her, it will be a very hard hit on our little family.
So, if you have any good thoughts, vibes or prayers to spare for my girl, please send them out. Thank you.
Note from 2019: Daisy had inoperable cancer. I did not have cancer.