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Overly Emotinal

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by KentuckyColt, May 21, 2015.

  1. KentuckyColt

    KentuckyColt Boxer Pal

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    I'm a rather private person and rarely more than a question on a forum or occasionally a picture on social media. Since the beginning of April, my husband and I have been to a best friends wedding, 5 days later my grandpa's funeral, then less than a week later received a FB message that my husband's estranged father passed away. By the end of the month, we got through everyday with a countdown of how many days were left & the thought that no bad news would occur as soon as it was May. Yeah.
    My mom was diagnosed with a lung disease 3 years ago, and has been on a minimum of 5 antibiotics a day since then to treat it. This June she was suppose to get off the medicines because her appointment this month would have been 1.5 yrs with no increase of bad areas. Nope, her right lung has new spots (her left would have, but she did 8 weeks of radiation on her left side of her chest for breast cancer during the fall & it stopped any growth in that lung).
    Dad has a new stomach issue that is getting worse and can't get in an appoint until next month (after waiting 2 months) & they've already said he will probably have to go to a specialist which means waiting even longer for a possibly answer.
    Topped off with their Maltese that joined the family nearly 13 years ago (technically my dog, but he has seperation anxiety from them) has congestive heart failure (3 yrs) & was diagnosised with cancer 3 months ago. He can't handle chemo, so he's on prednisone which is not really helping as much as we hoped. My husband and I were suppose to pick him up tomorrow (parents going out of state) and keep him for 2 weeks. I was kinda concerned because we have a 9 month old boxer pup that doesn't understand Cotton is old/sick & has no interest in playing but we had a plan on how to give Cotton an escape route from Colt. Get a call from Mom today that Cotton isn't really eating and is moving way slower than when I saw him 3 days ago. They decided they'll chance taking him with them because they are concerned we might have to make THE choice while they are gone.
    Now I get to be the worried one that one of their numbers showing up on my phone means my best friend growing up is gone and I won't be able to say good bye.

    wooh. well. that was a long rant for me. Sorry guys ha
     
  2. Gatorblu

    Gatorblu Boxer Insane

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    How can you not be emotional with all that going on! Try to remember to just stop and breathe every once in awhile. Hugs and prayers coming your way!
     
  3. Jan

    Jan Reasonable Moderator Staff Member

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    You have certainly had a lot going on! Lots of prayers and positive thoughts coming your way! --------->>>>>hugicon
     
  4. KentuckyColt

    KentuckyColt Boxer Pal

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    Thanks guys! I meant to get last night to say that, but our internet kept going out. I just got a text from my parents that Cotton is moving really slow and isn't responding to things he usually would (kids, stepping over him, asking for their food) so I think when they get back home I'm going to go spend more time with him. Currently tryin to not think that it's time to have the talk & make a decision, but we've promised each other (& him) when bad days start getting more than good we'd let him go. Until then, my husband & Colt are plotting together to keep me distracted. Thanks again for letting me vent, and especially for the hugs/prayers/thoughts
     
  5. rena

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    That is too much to handle all at once! I do know boxers can be amazingly supportive when the world is crumbling around you. Mine have seemed to have advanced degrees in emotional support - whether it is forcing a walk to get some fresh air or being a lap dog as the tears fall. Sorry you have so much to cope with but glad you have Colt (& hubby too). Wishing you many happy days with family and Cotton.
     

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