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Life's Floodgates Have Opened

I have not had the heart for writing much. Bobby's cancer
is growing despite 2 and a half years of harsh chemo. The
oncologist's answer is an even harder dose with another layer
of chemicals. Every two weeks he goes in for torture.

We do all that we can. I took some wood over yesterday so
they could build a fire during this coming snow. They have
used all their wood and a fire is a comfort on cold days.
I furnish soup and I cook and I do whatever else is needed.
He has Mandy, his little Yorkie to sleep with him and keep
him company and he has his wonderful sweet girls to try and
stay alive for. Ellie has found a reservoir of strength
somewhere and is finding the energy to do all of the things
that she needs to do to keep the household up and running,
and the girls to their activities. Adrienne doesn't even
want to celebrate her l6th birthday coming up and that tells
me that she is grieving.

I try not to be bitter. I cannot help but ask myself why
I have lived for almost 85 years with excellent health and
this curse is visited on my son who has so much to live for.

posted on Mar 8, 2014 7:41 AM ()


My heart and care surrounds you all — ((()))
comment by marta on Mar 9, 2014 7:42 PM ()
Life on life's terms is so difficult when we want it to be other than what it is. I hope Bobby has thought about quality vs. quantity and can live to the fullest in the present.
comment by jjoohhnn on Mar 9, 2014 9:08 AM ()
I think he has decided that he can no longer do chemo. I am trying to love
him so hard that I can let him go. Life is just too hard sometimes when
you have to see those you love suffer.
reply by elderjane on Mar 9, 2014 10:50 AM ()
Ugs.... I'm sorry to hear this. It isn't fair, is it? I can't fathom what you are going through watching your son having to deal with all this. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 9, 2014 6:32 AM ()
You never love them less even when they are all grown up. We do all we
can but tears are never far away. I am going to work in the yard this
afternoon. Physical work is a godsend.
reply by elderjane on Mar 9, 2014 10:47 AM ()
This is a painful time for all ... see separate message in your inbox.
comment by tealstar on Mar 8, 2014 2:28 PM ()
Ted and I have broken down today. I can't stop crying.
reply by elderjane on Mar 8, 2014 4:51 PM ()
I am so sorry to hear this Jeri. I will keep Bobby in my thoughts and prayers.
comment by elkhound on Mar 8, 2014 8:02 AM ()
Please do Mary.
reply by elderjane on Mar 8, 2014 4:51 PM ()

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