On December 17th, 2014 my mother lost her battle with cancer. She was not old, only 55 years young.
|Me, my brother, and my mom.|
For the past year, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy treatment, and radiation. She did great for all of her treatments and it was believed that she was cancer free in late summer. Two weeks ago, she was admitted to the hospital because she was feeling sick. For a week, it was thought that she had pneumonia. Last week, the doctors determined that her breast cancer had returned and spread and she had stage 4 adenocarcinoma around her lungs making it hard for her to breath.
On top of this, she was now facing liver failure too. Her liver failure was so bad that she could not receive aggressive chemotherapy. It is hard watching a loved one lose their strength so quickly, and this was definitely unexpected. She visited the doctor on a regular basis, almost weekly, so it makes her passing a little more difficult to grasp.
|Mom and Jenny at the beach.|
At the Rainbow Bridge, she will be reunited with many loved pets from her past including the two dogs she had as an adult, Missy and Jenny. I know they have waited patiently for her there. Shiner loved her very much too and she was one of her favorite humans. She was a compassionate woman that cared for several feral cat colonies as well. Hopefully, the one's she had been caring for will do OK in her neighborhood.
|Shiner and her grandma.|
She lived her life for her children - myself and my brother - and later on, for her grandchildren - my two daughters. She would do anything and everything for us.
She will definitely be missed. All of the messages and comments received on our last post were very much appreciated and I thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I thought I would let our friends know in case anyone has wondered about our slight absence from blogging and social media.