Well everybody, it’s officially Monday so that means that it’s the start of a brand new week, and man do I need a new start.
Last week was rough to say the least. Chris and I were still on a high from our gender reveal last weekend, and then on Tuesday when I picked up Dart from day care I noticed that he wasn’t acting like himself. His gums looked pale and his heart rate was elevated along with heavier breathing, so immediately Chris and I took him to the vet because we thought that he had another bleed, which is what is going to happen with his particular type of cancer. They couldn’t get a diagnosis that night, so we waited all day Wednesday and when we went to visit him, the doctor told us the really crappy news that Dart had another tumor and it had started to bleed a little bit.
Based on what we’d been told throughout this whole process, we always knew that this was going to happen. But seriously everything had been going so well and when his scan came back great literally a month ago, we thought that we had more time, but unfortunately cancer sucks and it totally doesn’t work out the way that you want it to.
The vet told us that we really only had two options at this point in time since the chemo was obviously not working, to give him another drug for the bleeding to try and get a little more time with him, or to let him go to doggie heaven. We opted to try this drug out to maybe give him a little bit more time because we just couldn’t bear to part with him, and because the vet told us that he wasn’t in any pain. If he had been in pain, it would have been another story I know.
He stayed at the vet overnight again on Wednesday and then Thursday Chris and I got to pick him up to go home. We were both so happy to see that he was already back to his old self and couldn’t wait to get him home! He might have gotten a lot of extra treats and some ice cream when we got him home on Thursday.
We already didn’t have a lot of plans this weekend, but we knew that this weekend we really wanted to try and spend as much time with Dart as possible just cuddling and giving him a tons of loving. So Saturday we started our Harry Potter movie marathon and just spent a ton of time with Dart cuddling.
Sunday we had already planned on having somebody from Pottery Barn come over to help us out with setting up the nursery (which they’ll do for free), and I’m super happy to say that it was definitely the best decision ever! The lady had some great ideas on where to place the furniture and how everything would flow in the nursery with two cribs (which somebody gave us for free last week), so Chris and I both feel a lot better about how everything is going to look.
The rest of our Sunday was spent loving on Dart and getting things done around the house including laundry and grocery shopping. We also had a few little artsy things that we wanted to do with Dart, so we worked on getting those things done as well. Chris had said that he really wanted to take a picture of our boots with Dart’s feet and little baby boots once we found out the genders, which he took this weekend, and it turned out great! We also had these cute little paw print ornament kits, and we worked getting those done as well.
Chris and I know that the next few weeks might be rough with Dart, but we know that the extra time that we have with him is all worth it. He’s our first baby, and we’ve loved every minute that we’ve had with him, even when he was being a little terror as a puppy.
Sorry that this post was so much of a downer, but it’s pretty much what’s been going on in our lives right now, which is also one of the reasons why things were so quiet around here last week.