Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sad

I haven't written in a very long time. I'd like to blame the baby or my busy life, but the truth just hurts. In April last year Beckett was diagnosed with bone cancer. At only 7 years old - we declared war. We went with amputation, chemotherapy, and joined a clinical trial investigating a new therapy. The amputation was hard on all of us. With a new baby and the vet appointments things were to hectic to spend time doing much of anything. Beckett was a trooper. However, Beckett was never quite back to himself and just before his very last chemo treatment we found out why. The cancer had out maneuvered us - it was in his other back leg. There wasn't and isn't enough tears. Even now there is so much pain. Of course there are many awesome memories, but I miss my puppy. When it gets easier I'll write about the choices we made in order to help others. I love you Beckett.

9 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear this news! There is never enough time... My brindle boy is also named Beckett. He wants to thank you for the Peanut Butter Pumpkin treat recipe...they are his favourite.

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  2. My heart is breaking for you:( So very sorry. Your posts are always so full of love for Beckett, I don't have any words of comfort but I'd love to give you a hug.

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  3. I still tear up when I think of Beckett, and the love you had for him. He was a very lucky, very special dog. Hugs for you.

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  4. Eliz, not a day goes by where I don't think of you guys. You're right - when you aren't ready, writing about them hurts so much, almost as much as when it happened (as evidenced by my own inability to write about V). Virtual {{{hugs}}} to you and your family; next time you're home, maybe a movie night (baby welcome) or just get together to remember. We did a Candle Ceremony through Sibernet for V - I'm pretty sure Beck was an honorary Siberian...

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  5. So sorry Eliz, you and Beckett were lucky to have each other, and we've been lucky to have your stories for entertainment and inspiration. I suspect Beckett may have done more than you might realise to inspire prospective greyhound adopters, and give more dogs a chance of being loved as much as he was.

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  6. I stumbled across your blog a few months ago, while Googleing how to teach my greyhound to sit. I'm so sorry about this! I also have a 7 year old boy. They are the sweetest things. I'll be praying for y'all.

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