Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chemo Puppy

Chemo Cycle 8, Day 1.
Maura slept through chemo and came home to sleep some more. That, by the way, is the best way to go through chemo--wish it could be like that each time.
While she slept, both at the hospital and at home, Joel took a trip to Mesquite (east of Dallas) to pick up a rescued one-year-old Maltese/Poodle mix we'd picked out online. Originally, we were going to get her a dog for Christmas, but we both felt we had found the perfect match for Maura, so, why wait?
The rescue people shaved her coat when they took her in a few weeks ago, so, although she has beautiful blond, wavy hair, she is currently mostly bald. Hmm...sounds familiar.
Maura was surprised to see the dog when she woke up and even more astonished when she realized the dog wasn't just a visitor but her new companion. Bianca (newly named) padded straight to Maura, whose eyes welled up with tears as she hugged Bianca to her chest.


Sunnye said...

What a great gift for Maura. I'm so happy for her GREAT news this week. She amazes and inspires me.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lauren said...

That is awesome! i'm so excited for her to have a dog. They always make people feel better.

Lydia Patricia DeSouza said...

hey...are there photos of Bianca and Maura? together forever? I can't wait to meet Bianca...only 10 more days til I'm home...!!!!!!!!!!

Terri Souza said...

I'm sooo happy Maura got a doggie. They are the best companions! And a maltipoo on top of that! My poodles were such great friends. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God bless :-)
Terri, Aldenis & Ally