Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Worse and Worse

I'm not sure how to even say this. It's happened so fast, and out of nowhere. On Monday Jenna went into hospital with what looked like a simple case of pancreatitis, and now she can barely walk, and she has lost control of her bowels. They think the cancer has spread to her spinal column. With the sudden rate of progression, the vet doesn't advise a rescue chemo protocol. It likely wouldn't make any difference, and besides, she can't walk, and we must consider quality of life. We brought her home from the hospital tonight so we could spend some quality time with her.

6 comments:

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Oh god, what an awful and quick change. I really feel for you all. Sending hugs...

G, P & T xxx

Emily and the Labradors said...

I am so, so sorry. I am completely shocked and heartbroken for you :(

Teresa said...

Oh Cheryl,

I am so sorry to hear about the traumatic week you've had...how hard it must be to see Jenna take such a turn. We are all thinking of you, wishing you peace as you spend heartfelt time together.

Take care,
Teresa

HandH said...

So sudden - I'm very sorry. I hope you've had a peaceful weekend together.

Teresa said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you this week...Ben, Bridget and I are sending you a big virtual hug!!

Robin said...

I am so sorry....I don't know you or Jenna, but I've definitely been where you are and I know how much it hurts. Take care.