Saturday, November 19, 2011
Eleven years ago, we added a cat to our family, named Leo. He and our other cat, Ollie, have been best friends ever since. Over the last few months, I've noticed something not quite right with him, and one day, I saw him have a seizure. I then realized that he'd probably been having them for a few months. We took him to the vet to have him evaluated to see if she agreed that he had epilepsy. Before we went, we told the kids that he may not be coming home. They were upset (especially Katherine), but they understood and said their goodbyes. The vet confirmed the epilepsy and said that we could try to treat it. It was a really hard decision to make, but I knew I couldn't take on the care of another sick creature. I'm barely keeping my head above water now with a stressful job and Joey's care, not to mention all the other normal things that come with being a wife and mother. I've never made the decision to put an animal down before and it was not easy.
Posted by The Bacon Family at 10:37 AM
Friday, November 18, 2011
Joey saw Dr. Rosen this week. When he had his Hickman, we went there every week to have blood drawn for labs. Now, we do 3 weeks of labs at our primary doctor's office and only see Dr. Rosen every 4 weeks. It has been an adjustment for me to not see him more often. Joey has been doing really well since his last surgery, so it's ok, but it was a change for me.
Posted by The Bacon Family at 7:20 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
At Grandma's house before the zoo.
I took the day off on Halloween so I could go to all the kids' parties.
Joey's kindergarten class party
Katherine walking in the school parade
Trick - or -treating on Halloween night. The weather was so nice that we stayed out longer than we ever have before. They got WAY too much candy.
Posted by The Bacon Family at 9:44 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Joey turned 6 on Oct 20. It really felt like another milestone for him. He's come so far from where he was when he turned 5. He was in so much pain and still really battling the cancer on his 5th birthday. This year, he was able to have a ton of fun bowling with his family and friends. Even though times are still not as easy as we'd like them to be, he's doing so well.
Here he was on his 5th birthday:
And here on his 6th:
God is good!!
Posted by The Bacon Family at 9:45 PM
On Oct 15th, was the Light the Night Walk, where Joey was the honored hero. We had a team of about 90 people and we raised almost $9,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our goal was $5,000, so I was very impressed with what we did. We even won the award for the most raised by a friends and family team. The weather was great and the entire night went smoothly.
Posted by The Bacon Family at 9:36 PM