In March of 2011, after an emergency splenectomy, Dora was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. The oncologist said that even with chemotherapy, Dora would likely only live 6 months, but we crossed our fingers, and said our prayers, and started her on a low-dose chemo protocol in order to give her the best life possible for as long as we could.
That was 30 months ago. And she’s still her wonderful, hoarding, food stealing, loving and adorable self, so if she wants to defy her diagnosis, I’m happy to reverse-shame her for it.
Lily visited Melissa in the hospital one Christmas when Melissa was facing a 30-day hospitalization. The nurses allowed us to bring in Lily to help brighten a difficult Christmas! Lily was just 10 weeks old!
“Mommy rescued me in 2009, & I have rescued:
– A litter of kittens I showed Mom
– An unconscious person I pulled Mom to
– Mom, when she never hears the smoke/ CO2 alarm
– The fishies I think are drowning in the lake
Okay, 3 of those count. I’m a good egg. Love, Yoda boy”