The dogs celebrated their 8th birthday last week. We’ve yet to really celebrate as Beacon has been sick. In fact on his birthday last week (the 9th) we found out he has stage 5 lymphoma. It has been a rough couple of weeks when it comes to the dogs. In addition to finding out that Beacon has cancer he also had an infected tooth, which has been removed. It was this tooth that actually led us to the cancer discovery as the two are not related. Haven can tell that things aren’t right and we’ve been trying to do fun things with her.
Beacon started treatment for his cancer this past Friday. He’s already showing signs of feeling a bit better. He’s skinny now (the photo above was taken earlier this year) from not eating well for the past two weeks. He’s finally more interested in food and at least mentally seems to be journeying back to his old self.
We will be doing weekly treatments at a specialist’s office for two months. Then we’ll go every other week. And as we go along we’ll continue to evaluate Beacon’s response to treatment and decide if we need to make any adjustments.
For now we’re happy that he’s feeling better than he was a week ago. He has been through a lot in the past week and a half.
In non-dog news things are going well. My computer has been acting up enough that we decided to get a replacement (of course it was ordered before all of the vet expenses we’ve paid so far and will be paying in the future!) which should be shipped out by the end of this week.
We were finally able to select carpet for the nursery and hopefully that will be installed next week. My due date is two weeks from today so we’re definitely cutting it close. I keep wondering in what order the computer, carpet, and baby will arrive!!
I need to take some updated nursery in progress photos and post them. Hopefully I’ll get to that this week. Otherwise we’re just getting stuff done around the house and waiting for the baby to decide it’s time to be born.
A little over a week ago we had another ultrasound (the doctor likes to have one early, mid, and late in pregnancy). I’m measuring two weeks ahead and the baby’s estimated weight is 7lbs 8oz!!! Yikes! I know that these calculations can be off and I’m hoping that the weight estimate is on the big side. I haven’t gained weight in the past month and I actually lost a pound when I weighed in last week.
I still don’t feel huge. And I can still drive. I’ve wondered all along if at some point I’d not be able to drive because my belly would get in the way and make it impossible for me to reach the pedals! While I get tired faster I haven’t really had to limit my activity. Although I haven’t done weeding and things that I know would wipe me out quickly.