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August Check In

August 30th, 2021 at 08:11 pm


Mortgage −$119,977.62 (-$232.14)


Roth IRAs +$21,330 (+$179)
401K +$43,486 (+$764)
Emergency Fund +$8,997 (+$206)
Maternity Fund +$1,425 (+$425)
Animal Fund +$1,462(+$201)
Car Fund +$20 (-$0)
HSA +$2,662  (+$362)

Overall: +$2,369.14



Feels like time before the baby is slipping away. Still so much to do at home to prepare such as get a car seat and clean the house. We are in the home stretch which is both exciting and scary!

My old dog has both cancer and heartworms. Not completely unexpected because he has been declining for a while. He does get monthly heartworm prevention but I am not perfectly good at giving it at the same time every month. Sadly the steroids which would slow down the tumor growth would also quicken the heartworms, and heartworm treatment would be too hard on his frail body. We are going to try the slow kill method, recheck in 6 months and if the worms have decreased we will start him on steroids to hopefully slow down the cancer. Surgery or chemo was not advised by the vet because of his age and tumor growth. Of course the vet has no idea on a timeline, he could pass away tomorrow or make it another year or more. Just taking each day one at a time and making sure to make him comfortable and happy as long as possible.


3 Responses to “August Check In”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your dog. I hope he is comfortable.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So sorry your dog is very sick, I hope you get a bit more time with him and he’s not in too much pain, definitely sounds like you’ve picked the most gentle treatment options possible. Wishing you all the best with the upcoming birth of your child, hope all runs smoothly.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Very sorry about your dog. Hard to say goodbye to a good and faithful pet.

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