On Thursday, a few days after I wrote my last post about it, we got the pathology results back and found out that Echo does indeed have lymphoma. To be specific, she has ‘high grade large cell intestinal lymphosarcoma’. We were devastated, and spent most of Thursday and Friday in various states of numbness, shock, crying, pain, and fear. To complicate matters, Echo is basically back to herself again. She’s eating, pooping, playing, and being back to normal. Which means it’s even harder to accept that she has cancer running through her veins. Tomorrow we’re going to see the canine oncologist and discuss options for treatment. Nothing is going to ‘cure’ this disease, but it’s possible we can extend her life from 1-2 months to 9-12 months AND keep her quality of life throughout. If so, that’s worth every penny.
In the days since, I’ve become brighter just seeing her back to her normal self. I think it will be way easier to adjust to her diagnosis and shortened life span when she’s feeling well and I know that she’s not actively in pain or sickness. As a result, I was able to get my head back into the game and think about baby stuff now that we’re left with less than a month until our due date.
We dared to hit up IKEA yesterday and got some storage solutions for the baby’s room including wall shelving and a bookshelf. His room is coming along so well! We’re still in need of wall art and we have to finish building/hanging the things we bought yesterday, but I’m stoked at the progress.
I also spent a little bit of time with Rosie, which was long overdue and felt really good. I can’t really do much because my hips and feet are so sore, but I gave her a good brushing, some carrots, and some fly spray and kisses. At this point I’m a bit unsure about my horsey future since finances and time are a question, but my plan is to get a couple months post-birth and then likely move her to a cheaper and closer barn. Perhaps a pasture situation where she’s not stuck in a 24 x 48 pen. The barn I’m looking at currently has one of my best horsey friends at it, and it will be nice to see her all the time again. I’m still not 100% decided on what to do, but it all comes down to what my life ends up looking like after baby boy is here. 🙂
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