Day: February 9, 2006

Loki update

Loki is home. Sadly, after many, many tests, the vets and students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary Hospital at Virginia Tech say there is nothing any of us can do but try and make him comfortable for the rest of his life although no one knows how long that will be.

The MRI found evidence of two masses on his brain, both deep inside and both inoperable. At least one is affecting is balance, motor control and vision. If the masses grow, his condition will deteriorate.

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“Pain,” a sadistic Navy master chief once yelled at me, “is only the beginning.”

Pain has a way of becoming part of your life. A rambunctious youth and too many broken bones left me with severe arthritis, a number of joints that don’t work as well as they should, and some non-OEM replacement parts that don’t quite live up to manufacturer’s claims.

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