Friday, June 10, 2011

Bob and Leo

Oh  man,  I  don't  want  to  do  this  blog  post,  but  here  goes.   Most  of  you  who  read  my  blog  regularly  know  Bob,  but  if  you  don't,  he's  probably  the  closest  thing  I  have  to  a  grandchild  right  now.   And  for  those of  you  who  don't  know  him--this  is  Bob--


Back  in  February  I  put  up  this  blog  post  about  him.    He  was  having  trouble  with  his  leg  which  actually  started  sometime  in  January.   Well,  to  refresh  everyone's  memory  there  was  a  scare  that  he  may  have  had  cancer  in  his  leg---but  99.9%--no  cancer  is  what  the  doctor  had  told  them.  And...guess what?  A  couple  of  weeks  later  he  had  another  flare-up  in  his  leg   and  after  more  tests--yes  it  was  cancer.   And  unfortunately  a  very  serious  form  of  cancer  that  attacks  the  blood  vessels,  and  usually  starts  in  an  organ.  Bob  was  lucky  in  the  fact  that  it  went  to  his  leg.

He  still  his  leg  though.   For  the  last 3  months  they've  been  doing  a  procedure on  it  that brings  the  cancer  up  to the surface--his  leg  has  had  a  cast/bandage  on  it  all  of  these  months.   It's  working...they  think----they  have  to  wait  until  the  leg  heals  and  then  they  can  do  more  tests.  

But...in  the  meantime,  Bob   just  finished  6  weeks  of  chemotherapy--but  he  was  a  trooper--he  went  through  it  well,  all  things  considered.  If  the  cancer  hasn't  cleared  up  in  his  leg,  they'll  have  to  amputate  it  and  another  round  of  chemo.   It  never  ends!   The  prognosis  for  this  type  of  cancer  is  not  very  good.  Please  everyone,  he  needs  your  prayers!


I  really  really  didn't  want  to  blog  about  this,  but  I  know  how  everyone  enjoys  Bob--and  he  really  needs  your  support  right  now.

Okay.  how  about  some  more  "happy"  news.  Leo  is  suffering and  I'm  feeling  very  guilty  right  now.  I'm  calling  the  Dr.'s  next  week  to  see  exactly  what  they  do  for  a  dying  turtle.  I  honestly  don't  know  how  long  it  takes  for  a  turtle  to  let  go,  but  if  it's  like  anything  else  that  they  do,  probably  very  very  slowly.   I'm  very  very  sad  right now.

56 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I'm so sorry to read this about Bob and Leo. I'm sending lots of positive energy yourway. Hang in there!

Gloria said...

Oh Diane, Diane. I am so sorry about Bob. How it hurts to have your family pet members ill. I feel your pain and sorry about turtle too. I do hope Bob is not in pain. My Chorizo was on steroids most of her life. I miss her so much even though I have chocolatte and chippy, chorizo was the trooper, she trooper that is. Sorry again, my thoughts are with you and I will say a little prayer for Bob. I will ask God to please watch over your little Bob. ::hugs::

Gloria said...

...and Leo too.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and cute dog!
Have a nice weekend, kisses.

Giggles said...

Many prayers for Bob and Leo coming your way! So sorry about your little pumpkin. So sad when they suffer. I had dogs from birth to death for 35 years. It's been four years without, but we babysit a poodle several times a year to get our fix. My oldest guy was 18 and a little geriatric patient in the end! I hope Bob sees some quality of life very soon!

Big hugs Sherrie

Snap said...

So sorry to read about Bob and Leo. Hang in there, Diane. Our critter are so very important in our lives and they know we love them and care for them. Wishing you, Bob, and Leo well.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Firstly don't feel guilty for blogging about these sorts of things. It's your blog and you can blog about anything!

I'm soo sorry to hear about poor Bob dog! He is such a gorgeous, sweet looking guy.
Gosh, I didn't know they did Chemo on dogs. I hope that's done the trick.
I'll keep you and Bob in my thoughts.
Sending healing hugs for you Bob and Leo,
Anna

Janet Ghio said...

Oh, what a sad post. Poor Bob. I hope everything turns out well for him. And Leo--maybe it's time to let him go--You've taken such good care of him. I hope your vet can help.

Cathy Bueti said...

Oh Diane, I am so sorry to hear about little Bob and Leo. I got chills reading this post and my heart goes out to you and your family. I have a pug and he has the same face as your cutie Bob. This must be ripping your heart out. My pug is my first pet ever and it scares me how attached to him I am and how much I love him.

I will keep your little ones and you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending you a big hug. . .

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh Bob!
Sending him and you all lots and lots of love and fairy dust.

Rita A. said...

Oh. Our furkids need all we can give them and Bob is lucky to have you. I'm going to go give my Maggie a big doggie hug for him.
Thinking about Leo too.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhhhh, Diane! My heart is breaking for you. I'm so very sorry to hear about Bob's bout with the Big "C". He's such a little trooper. I'm sending prayers 'as we speak' for him AND for Leo AND for YOU! Blessings and loving hugs, Terri xoxo

Nicola said...

Hi Diane, sooooo sorry to hear about Bob, he looks like such a lovely little character. I'm sending you lots of hugs and best wishes for Leo too, and hope that Bob gets better very very soon! xxxx

WrightStuff said...

Hugs Diane. I know how much they mean to you. Prayers coming your way.

Lesley said...

Oh Diane, My heart goes out to you and your lovely family.
Bob and Leo mean so much to you all that I really hope that our prayers are heard and that they both rally well.
God's will in all things....
it's a hard time...
sending love, hugs and oodles of prayers!
x

laurie said...

I'm sending posotive thoughts your way,, healing will come from all this love everyone is sending,,what sweetness

Lotus said...

O wow...
I'm so sorry for your sadness Diane! It's good to share this with everyone so we can pray for you and Bob and Leo!
Hang in there!
Lotus

Rebecca Anthony said...

I'm so sorry Diane)O: Bob is such a little cutie pie and he is such a fighter. I will be thinking of that little man! Poor Leo, I hope he's not in pain, he's lucky to have you!

Kelly said...

Oh dear - I am so sorry to hear that your family is so sick. Poor you, poor Leo and poor Bob. I'm sending you all strength and hope all ends up okay... :(
Hugs~
Kelly

Kim Mailhot said...

so sorry about your sweet friends. saying prayers for you and the critters you love.

Serena said...

I feel so sad for Bob and Leo....and for you and the family whose hearts have bonded so deeply with them. It must be heartbreaking for you all. I know I would feel like that if it were one of my 'pet-kids'. I will be keeping (((Leo and Bob))) in my thoughts and prayers, poor babies. :(

A special hug for you too, (((Diane)))...you are doing a great job and please, do keep us posted.

Love, light and peace,
Serena

rebeca trevino said...

Diane!
i am so sorry to read about bob, and of course little leo.

my best to you and to them.
take care.

Emelie said...

It just makes my throat ache to read this post and that is OK I love pets. Darling Bob that dog has been through a lot and look at him so handsome yet.

Poor Leo and prayers are for you also this all has to be so painful becaues your worried about the suffering.

Really I think about this sometimes and how long do we get between frets, concerns,worries it just goes on and on it seems.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This entire post is very, very sad. First Bob, then Leo. You need some positive thoughts in your life right now. I know how sad and attached to both these little guys you are. I'm hoping things start looking up soon. And yes, we love reading about both Bob and Leo, even if the post is filled with sadness. We don't mind sharing the bad times along with the good ones.

tammy olson said...

Diane,
I'm very sorry to hear about Bob and Leo. A double whammy. I'm sending lots of healing energy your way for all of your family. Thanks for the blog post about both of them. Take care.

Ms. Lucy said...

Sending lots of prayers your way. It's very difficult having a pet that's ill. We really do love them - they're family. Stay strong- and lots of prayers:)

Say It In Color said...

You are absolutely right to blog us about Bob....we have really gotten attached to him....and we are definitely praying for him and for Leo. Such a precious dog and such a loving and caring master Mom....also love seeing your new goodies....wonderful as usual!!! HUGS TO YOU DIANE....sherry

kluless said...

Oh Diane, I don't even know what to say. My heart aches for you. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that your efforts and care are nothing short of heroic. I know that Bob and Leo feel that love.

Cameron said...

Diane...it pains me to read your words and hear that so much poop is happening to those you love :(

We are all holding you and these sweet creatures dear in our hearts and sending all the positive energy we can your way....

tina kirk said...

Diane, I am so sorry about Leo and Bob. Ya'll are in my prayers. Take care, Tina

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Oh Diane I'm so sorry for you, Bob and Leo. You're doing all you can for them both, hang in there, they both sound like fighters. Sending you positive thoughts xxx

Micki Wilde said...

Oh Diane I am so sorry to hear about Bob and Leo having all these problems, it breaks my heart knowing what they are going through.

Sending you and them lots of love x

Bren said...

Diane you've been carrying a load of concern, to have both pets facing such serious illnesses. Praying for all of you.

Janine said...

((((((Bob, Leo, Diane)))))!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Diane I am so sorry to hear all this news! I will definitely pray very hard for Bob and Leo! I have a very soft spot in my heart for God's little sweethearts and I will keep you in my heart thoughts each day! Please do let us all know if there is any change ok?
Love to all...
Tina xo

Heavens2Betsy said...

Such a dreadful time for you with your animals struggling. Sending them, and you, healing wishes. penny

Becca said...

Oh gosh Diane! I am so sorry to hear this news, and I am sad for you. I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better. I hope the best for Bob & Leo...whatever decisions you need to make will be difficult...I will keep you in my prayers.

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Love and lots of healing to Bob and Leo, thank you for keeping us updated - look how many fans they both have! That little snoozing Bob photo totally melted me.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness - I'm sending lots of healing wishes for Bob and Leo. That last photo of Bob had me in tears - what a sweet little boy. So horrible that he has to go through so much pain right now. And Leo! Someone must know what to do for him??? :) They are both in my thoughts.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh Diane..I'm Just So Very Very Sorry! I'm Sitting Here Just Bawlin'..Been Like An Open Faucet For Me Lately. I Will Now Send Up Faithful Prayers For Bob and Continue Those For Leo! Sweet Girl..I'm So Sorry...Please Try And Keep The Faith! Sending You Some Love And A Big Southern Hug...

sharon said...

O gosh Diane. My heart goes out to you, Bob, Leo, and all caring family members.....I am sending every ounce of good karma and prayer I have to you for things to start getting better. Sending all my love.....have faith for the best.

Emakesart said...

I'm so sorry about Bob and Leo! I hope things get better fast! Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

Love and hugs to all three of you!
xoEsther

Theresa said...

Good Vibes to You, Leo and Bob. I have a neighbor who went through the same thing with her dog. Sad Times.

Buffy said...

oh my gosh,I'm so sorry you're going through so much. Saying lots of prayers for Bob and Leo. I can't believe how much Bob went through. So sad. Big hugs to you.

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; Diane! I have chills reading this post and it's very sad for you I know. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts for your Leo and Bob! Please keep us posted - prayers do get answered. xxoo

Nancy said...

I'm glad you shared this with us so we can be praying for your precious pets.....I understand how much they mean to you........Big hugs to you.....

Tammie said...

oh my gosh, your poor animals! sending you and yours light!

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh sweet little Bob. Of course we want to know about Bob and what's going on with him. I'm really glad that you shared an update. I am sending love and light for sweet precious Mr. Bob. He is such a darling little guy.
Love,
Holly and Phoebe

Saschi said...

oh diane,
oh my. i am so so sorry. diane, is it possible to put leo to sleep? just a deep gentle forever sleep?

diane, truly animals must have spirits, and go on to beautiful places, surely God does that. and while it may be little comfort, you have given Bob and Leo a good life. what perfect creatures God has made and how you have honored his precious creations. how you have blessed these babies and honored Gods glory. bless you diane.......my prayers and love are for you.

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Diane...sorry to hear that Leo isn't getting any better and poor Bob...
Mary

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh bless, sending much love to Bob and you!

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry you are going through this Diane. I am thing of you all. LOVE to you, xoxo

Geri Centonze said...

Sending l♥ving thoughts and prayers for Bob and Leo - and a big HUG for you.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, I am really sorry to hear of Bob's trouble. I did always enjoy your posts about him. I believe dogs are family and I know God will hear our prayers for Bob. Twyla

Ella said...

I am so sorry for Bob-I'm sending prayers and positive vibes. Please keep us posted~ I am so behind, but will try to go back and read more~
Gosh, I will never understand why some suffer so much...xXx

I love turtles...poor Leo!
I agree, blog what you want and need to. Sometimes we just need to talk about life; it helps us cope~xXx

Isabel said...

Sending prayers and hugs. So sad for both.

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