Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dark Clouds in Pugdeduck's World



Dark clouds are hanging over my world right now. My hubby has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. We are in a stage of denial right now, and hope to stay there. Treatment includes chemo and blood transfusions. Transfusions have started, and chemo will start next week. We are taking one day at a time with this. Hubby has good days and bad days, and as unfortunate as this news is, at least we finally have a diagnosis that appears accurate instead of all the previous dismissals, misdiagnosis and simplistic, superficial treatments, and we can focus on getting him the right care.



And other bit of sad news; my daughter's family dog Blue, who was deathly afraid of thunder and lightening, became terrified during a recent storm, and trying to get into the house, actually jumped from the outside through a screened window. They were not at home at the time. My grandson, home on leave from basic training, was taking care of the pets during their absence. When he investigated, he found Blue badly injured from the jump and fall and in terrible pain. Pain pills were ordered, and the dog continued to deteriorate. When my grandson took him into the vet's, he determined the pain pills had caused the dog's kidneys to shut down and that death was imminent, so he was put to sleep. My daughter and family are now on the way home from their holiday vacation, and it will be a sad time for them after losing their long-time pet.



2009 has been a year of wonderful highs--the birth of my first great grandchild--and now some very sad lows for us. I do hope 2010 will be better.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, Pudgeduck! I am so sorry to hear about your hubbys health. I will be praying for his absolute cure! God bless you both...and I know 2010 will be the best year ever...many blessings to occur.
Much love...Julie

Claude said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you husband... I understand the denial, but try to get past it as quickly as possible. Denial gets in the way of fighting it. At least there's a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. You are both in my prayers.

Cindee said...

So sorry to hear of your husband's illness. Keep seeking the positive and do what you need to do so he can heal. Swnding you white light.
Cindee

Rodeo Princess said...

Just paging through blogs and came across yours. Sorry to read of your husband's illness. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I was sorry to read about the dog, Blue, as I sit here with my three dogs on the bed with me.

My heart goes out to you all.

Julie said...

Still praying for your hubby and you too! I think of you both daily or more! xoxo- Julie

Pudgeduck said...

I thank all of you for thinking and praying for my Hubby! We will find out more on Fri--let you know. We are thinking positive...