To be completely fair to my sweet husband, I’ve been a bit of a nightmare to deal with. To be completely fair to me, being pregnant is a totally legitimate excuse. Nonetheless, I’m no peach.
To top off all the emotions that come along with pregnancy, Henry’s sudden illness did nothing to make things easier. In fact, if I was at a stable 5.5 – I’m now rolling down the hill at a 14, at the least. Reasonably expected given the circumstances.
A few weeks ago, we decided to get a boat for the cottage on Lake Ontario. It happens to be my favorite place in the world, as well as Henry’s. Alex, Al, & Bea are banking on the boat to bring it to the top of their favorites list as well. At any rate, we spent a long time searching for just the right boat that would suit our lifestyle at the cottage and – we found it. It’s an old boat, built right on Lake Ontario in 1922. It needs a fair amount of TLC but, once it’s finished it will fit right in.
One of the other nights, when I was overwhelmingly distraught about Henry (as I am every 5 minutes) Alex told me he’d decided to name our special new cottage addition after our most special friend, Henry. It really means the world to me as it means that in someway Hen will always be at his most favorite place as well as mine. Kind of heartbreaking but, at the same time, a very sweet gesture made by Alex. I don’t think he knows how much it means to me (my sobbing probably didn’t clearly relay my feelings).
As far as our dear Henry, we’re really playing things day to day. The chemo was really rough on him and for a few days there, I thought they were his last. Lately, his spirits have been up and he’s been enjoying steaks, swimming, and sleeping in bed just like he loves. We’re hoping things keep going the way they are, at which point we’ll try for a second round of chemo, next Friday. If Henry slows down again, which is completely possible, then we won’t push his health and instead just keep on loving him the best ways we know how.
I always knew Hen would always be with me and this boat will be just one more reminder. If I have things my way, Hen will be riding along with us but, I guess in someways, this guarantees it.
My thanks to all of you who have been emailing and asking after Hen, it really means so much.