A Happy Update


Posted by Rebecca, August 16th, 2011

Remember last week when I mentioned that we were told that Darwin most likely would not beat his cancer and that there was very little hope that his kidneys would regain function? At the time I said that all we needed was that little hope to keep us going and guess what? His kidneys are currently functioning at a manageable level!!!

I rushed home from work today, snapped some pictures for a post on another topic and ran off to our weekly chemo appointment. The doctor was running late so it took forever, which only made the weekly knot in my stomach grow larger. Then we received the great news. So that other post can wait 🙂

We still have to keep that little bit of a guard up since he is still battling cancer and it can come back at any time. He skipped chemo tonight and will receive it next week if need be. Regardless, this is a huge hurdle we have gotten over, one which we were told from day one would be very difficult to achieve. Now the cancelled vacation, constant cleaning of accidents (his kidneys were so bad a few weeks ago that he was having accidents in his sleep :(), the twice daily fluids, the pills and the emotional rollercoaster were all worth it for this week. I am so proud of him, unbelievably proud of him. No matter what happens from here on out, he has proved that he is such an incredible little life. One in a million. And all mine.

I’ve always loved this sign from Barn Owl Primitives on Etsy… it seems appropriate to have now 🙂

I’m off to smile myself to sleep. Cautiously, as the vet always says 🙂

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8 Responses to “A Happy Update”

  1. yes that sign is PERFECTION! GO DARWIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ginger kitties FTW! <3

  2. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    That’s great news!!! I’m so glad! Yay Darwin!

  3. Catherine says:

    Go Darwin! So happy for you’re little man! I love good kitty news!!! The other post can wait for Darwin any day 🙂

  4. Elizabeth W says:

    Yay Darwin! I am so glad he is doing well! I’ll keep him in my thoughts and prayers for a continued recovery! 🙂

  5. That’s absolutely wonderful!!

  6. Gretta says:

    I am so in love with you guy’s blog! It’s like you are friends. I like everything you are doing to your wonderful house,
    Wanted to congratulate you on Darwin’s recovery, how wonderful.
    I just lost the love of my live, my cat Frankie a white blue eyed most loving and tender cat.
    I want to root for Darwin as I can see how loved he is.
    Congratulations on All the good things in you live.
    I am glad for you 🙂

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