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Thursday, March 10, 2011

23 Months & Cain Cain

Yesterday Catherine Ellis celebrated 23 months! What?? Can you all believe she's going to be 2 years old in a month?? We can't! But, if you saw her she's such a big girl these days, which makes it easier to believe. The Cains have had a whirlwind of a week - more on that later - so I don't have 23 things she's up to in this post, but will after the weekend. Stay tuned! Happy 23 months sweet girl - we're so blessed that God chose us to be your parents - thank you for the endless joy you bring us every day!

Speaking of endless joy ... Cain has had a rough week which has made an already crazy season for us (event season, graduate school, pregnancy and a toddler!) crazier this week. To make a long story short, Cain appeared to develop an impacted anal gland earlier this week - something that is common in dogs and boxers - so we whisked him off to the vet thinking we'd get it drained and some antibiotics. That was not the case. When I took him in they thought it was much worse - feeling a tumor in his anal glands - boxers are notorious for tumors - and that the outlook was bleak with it being in an area that is critical to life and functioning normally. This was a SHOCK to me and of course being 7 1/2 months pregnant did not help - I proceeded to blubber all over the place and cry my eyes out. With the combination of the area, size of the tumor/infection and his age - they wanted to sedate him quickly and do some biopsies, sending this immediately to pathology. So, they kept him all day and we got to pick him up that night. We've been on pins and needles since ... and the vet just called this morning - it's been a LONG 2 days - and it's not cancer!!!! YAY!!!! For those of you that know us well, this would have been a strong blow to our family .... not to mention our almost 2 year old who ADORES Cain. ADORES.HIM.

All that to say - for those that have known, thank you for the prayers. For those that didn't - we didn't broadcast this to the world because we just couldn't bear to talk/think about it and tried hard to not think about it in hopes that the best case would work out. So, thank goodness! Emma and Cain have each had tough seasons with tumors this year and scared their parents and biggest fans to death - we're hopeful this is the last we hear of tumors!
Just to give you a glimpse of the size of the love Catherine Ellis has for her buddy Cain - see the pictures from yesterday - this is what she does with him every morning - her daily routine. She greets him, tells him she loves him and says "Gimme a huugggg Cain Cain". Precious. As always, thanks for sharing in our joy.

Hey Cain Cain!





Gimme a huuggg!

Happy Happy 23 Months Catherine Ellis!

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! - 2 Corinthians 9:15

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