Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teusday's Sweet Word: Remission!!!

Happy Teusday!
Happy Treatment Day!
Happy News!
My disease is in REMISSION!!!
We had a rough start to our morning, because we were awakened by thunderstorms. I boarded the trolley during a break in the rain, but the trip to the clinic was encompassed by another band of storms. All of these storms had been predicted for early afternoon, but we should have known that the timeline was expedited at 3am. When we were outside doing mid-night business, the wind was gusting and blowing!
It seems that under the auspices of The Luke, I learned to be mildly thunderphobic. And so it was that...  I was a nervous wreck by the time the trolley pulled into SLVS.

All said, that's a teeny tiny very small trade for the wonderful news that they had for me!!!

The Mom is always nervous on treatment day. Dr. Novosad has asked her to monitor my lymph nodes, and those of you who know her know... boy-o-boy, she does! Having given the disease and its challenges a lot of thought, my the Mom has developed a plan for balance in our everyday life.
(1) She tries not to check me so often that she can't distinguish the difference from one minute to the next. [This is a struggle for a thorough, sweet boy obsessed the Mom. For a while, she was checking me 20 times each: morning, noon and night. Talk about a recipe for crazy...!]
And more importantly (2), The Mom and I vow not to allow the worry of the battle to rob us of our Happiness, Our Good Times, Our Treasured Days Together!!!

Cancer and Worry are the enemies.
And Faith and Hope are our Friends!!!
All that said, my the Mom does monitor me closely. And she has a very intuitive and intimate connection with me. She's very guarded with her hopes and fears, and she very rarely shares them. My results have never been a surprise to her, but she is often surprised when the news is good... and that she is right!

And today... in such a very wonderful way!!!
What a dream come treu...
Remission for The Bleu!!!
My treatment went well today, and I was happy to board the trolley for the trip home! I nibbled on berry treats all the way home, and enjoyed a late breakfast once I deboarded.

Our afternoon was quiet. The Mom slipped away to the grocery store for a quick shop. I supervised some of her chores once she returned. And we enjoyed one of our favorite guilty pleasures... the judge shows!!!

At some point in the afternoon, something mysterious happened. The bandage on my leg disappeared completely. Now... I've never ever been known to do such a thing. Could it be that I allowed Little Reufus to do it??? I join the Mom in hoping that this, too, will pass!
Speaking of RJ, he and the Mom started 'Beginning Competition' tonight. This is him worrying about whether "his trainer" will embarass him tonight!
"Awwwww, the Mom... Please to be real sharp! Please to follow direction! And please to not embarass me... again!!!"
"Ummm.... O... And I have I told you lately that I love you?"
Little Reufus came home thirsty and excited but tired. He told me he played lots of "get it" games of various sorts, and he loved them all. Quick sits and freezes were the focused commands. And there was a lot of emphasis on positioning. He said he did well, but the Mom was a bit challenged in terms of physical coordination!
I enjoyed my time alone with the big bed, the remote, a bowl of fresh waters and an open pantry door!!!
I was told it was a 'no antler' night...
I've protested a bit, but the Mom is concerned about my tummy. I may be ornery, but I also know her love for me. She told me to 'settle' and I did! After all, we've got a big day ahead...
Tomorrow, we're spending the entire day... at home... together!!! I hope we're spending a portion of the day online, giving Santa my wish list and directions to Venison Joe's!!!

And for tonight, we're offering up our Prayers of Gratitude. There is no question, we are blessed! We've got the best medical team in the world behind us, and our The Love Protocol nurtures Our Spirit!!!
Thank Yeu, Team Bleu!!!


Charlie said...

We are so happy about your news, Bleu!

Kristina Zambrano said...

my the bleu i am so happy to read this .. oh my dog we have to party all week for this great news ... give your lovely momma a big sloppy kiss and a big hug to you and the reuf =0]

Golden Daily Scoop said...

So happy to hear this!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

How Sam Sees It said...

Such wonderful news - we both have reason to be Thankful tomorrow! The Bleu is in Remission, and Sam's test came back negative! It's important to always check those pesky lymph nodes - that's how we found Sam's lump!

Woot and Congratulations!


Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Woot, woot. We are so happy for such good news for you and for Sam. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have fun writing to Santa.

Tucker and Daisy

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden HAPPY! Sending you guys Lots of Golden LOVE.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚As I wait to hear news on my pups, it warms my heart to read the great news at the start of the holiday!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! ✰* ★˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥"

houndstooth said...

We are so thankful to hear the remission word for you, Bleu! It will make Thanksgiving a little sweeter for us knowing you're enjoying peace and happiness together with The Mom and The Reuf. I'm giggling like mad over the idea of your The Mom embarrassing the little hellion!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It is just so wonderful to read your awesome news!!! We are so happy for you and the Mom.

Thank you for your sweet comment today. The feeling is quite mutual.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Khan woo imagine the happy dance Miss Merdie and Harleuf did???


The Daily Pip said...

Hurray! That's great news! Happy Thanksgiving!

Your pal, Pip

Scout and Freyja said...

My dear the Bleu, this evening as I read your blog I gave thanks to the Big Guy in the Sky for your remission. Hang on to it, sweet boy, hang on to it with both paws!

The Thundering Herd said...

That has to be the best word we have heard in a very long time. You will have the biggest Thanksgiving ever just based on that word.