Mrs. Frenchie here. I have been thinking about all of you lately because I know that Frenchie has not been keeping up on this for a while.
I think it is time for an update.
The last 2 or 3 months have not been very good for Frenchie. He had been experiencing some new pain on his right side, so a CT scan was ordered. Palliative care doctor was thinking bone cancer. Turns out his right kidney was not working properly. So May 8th he went in for day surgery. The plan was replace the left stent (now they had difficulty removing and replacing this one in Nov 2016) and put a new stent in the right kidney. If worse came to worse there was the option of stents directly in the kidney through the back (can't remember what that was called at the moment). Frenchie was terrified about getting that.
Surgery was completed - left stent not replace (not even sure if it was removed), right stent put in place. While in the bladder the doc cleaned all the cancer growth that he saw which was later confirmed to be colon cancer growth not bladder cancer.
A few months ago he could still was the dogs with me and do 4 kms but now not so much. He has good intentions of going shopping with me like he use to but he has no stamina. Last doctor visit he told her that he wants to make it through the summer, after September he does not care. Truth be told I just can't see him being with us for Christmas this year. I have seen such a change in him these last few months that it breaks my heart.
He has fought the good fight for almost 8 years come September and I can see that he is tired right to the bone. His brother is out here now since the end of April. Ron has not been able to go out the campsite as the drive is to long for him. I bought us a hot air balloon ride for Christmas for our bucket list, we are trying hard to figure out how to get him to be able to do this. Most days he has to stay close to the bathroom. We know how to fix that but the whole excursion is about 4 hours from start to finish - that will just where him out completely. But we are still working on it
Well that is the update from us for now. You guys are on my mind as I watch Ron every day, I will be back with more when I get a chance.