Catching Up

Hey guys! Sorry we have been so absent from the blog. A lot has happened recently: a couple weeks ago, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. He’s generally in good spirits and is ready for the fight of his life. He had his kidney removed Wednesday and is now at home recuperating.

Good thing I have a couple girls who are always happy to give me cuddles when I need them.

Well wishes sent his way would be very much appreciated!

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30 comments

  1. Tails Around the Ranch · February 13

    Your ‘4-legged nurses’ are adorable. Sending ‘pawsitive’ healing thoughts to you and your dad. Thinking of you.

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  2. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties · February 13

    I’m so sorry Sam. Keeping your dad and the rest of your family in my prayers.
    I’m sure your girls are taking their job of giving feel better cuddles very seriously.
    Hugs, Margret

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    • Sam · February 13

      Thanks, Margret – we really appreciate it. And they absolutely are! I think Frou might be taking it the most serious of them all, though… Everytime I sit, she climbs into my lap!

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      • Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties · February 13

        😊 Sure sounds like it! Out of our 3, Bonnie seems to have more of a knack for figuring out who needs her the most.

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  3. Life With 3 Dogs · February 13

    Very sorry to hear about your dad’s diagnosis, we hope for a fast recovery!

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    • Sam · February 13

      I think he and my mom are planning on going to MD Anderson as soon as he’s recovered to get a treatment plan from the best of the best! So we’re hopeful.

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  4. whippetwisdom · February 13

    So sorry to hear this and sending healing thoughts and prayers to your dad xxx

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  5. 15andmeowing · February 13

    I will add your Dad to my prayer list.

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    • Sam · February 13

      That means a lot – thank you!

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  6. Genevieve Petrillo · February 13

    Prayers have been prayed, paws and fingers have been crossed, and happy healing thoughts have been sent. Your dad will be fine. Medicine is amazing – especially when your head is in the right place to let it go ahead and do it’s job.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Sam · February 13

      Thanks, Cupcake! We couldn’t agree more with you.

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  7. noodle4president · February 13

    Hi, Mrs. Samantha! We are so sorry to hear about your dad but we just know he is going to be a-ok! We are praying super hard for him AND you! *ear licks* Noodle

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  8. OhMelvin-LoveLivesOn · February 13

    Sending healing vibes his way!

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  9. tippysmom2 · February 13

    I am really sorry to hear this! Prayers and positive thoughts sent your way. The pups look so concerned. They know, don’t they? BTW, I do a lot of volunteering for the American Cancer Society and I know that they have some great things to help people who are going through cancer. Once you get your head around the diagnosis, you might consider calling 800-227-2345, just to get some information. They will send you a binder with information about kidney cancer which also has a place to keep all medical information in one place, so you don’t have to worry about hunting it up when you need to take it to the doctor. There is also a Hope Lodge in Houston where you can stay while there for your appointments. The people at the 1-800 number can help you with that. There have been so many advances in the last few years. Hang in there. It will be okay.

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    • Sam · February 13

      Thank you so very much! That is great information to have! I passed it on to my mom, so they can look up the Lodge when they go down.

      As for the animals – I think they know something is going on. They can sense their mom’s not quite been herself. My mom said their animals seem to know too – Boomer has been my dad’s shadow recently!

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      • tippysmom2 · February 13

        Just so you know, I think you have to have reservations for the Hope Lodge before you go. So, have your mom call ahead.

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      • Sam · February 14

        I will!!

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  10. Tails by the Sea · February 13

    Sorry to hear about your dad – healing thoughts and prayers to him and your whole family (including the furry ones!)

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    • Sam · February 14

      Thank you so much!! I’ve seen the power of prayer, so it’s very appreciated. 🙂

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  11. owningadogwithanxiety · February 14

    Thinking about and praying for you, your Dad, and your family ❤

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    • Sam · February 14

      Thank you so much! Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

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  12. Amy · February 14

    Prayers for your dad. I think your pups have you covered. 🙂

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    • Sam · February 14

      Thank you, Amy! I think they do, too…

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  13. carolynswriting · February 14

    Oh no, best wishes for your dad and you and your family, and so glad you have the animals for hugs and distractions/ Take care

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