I am new here but have been following your posts. I am so sorry for his passing and i know God will make you strong in handling everything in the near future. You are so right about animals, they certainly do know things...sometimes even before we do. My prayers are with you to make you strong right now.
wife of DH (age 41) DX 8/3/2012 with 10 cm tumor in decending colon
pre-surgery CEA 4.4, no spread to other organs
8/22 - resection DX stage 3c 9/44 positive nodes
10/3/2012 CEA 1.3
Lynch test negative, tumor IS MSI-H
Folfox 10/3/2012 w/Yance protocol