Again...THANK YOU for your continuous support, prayers and thoughts for strength for this journey with MAX's health!!! I remained totally overwhelmed by this 'cyber-tsunami' of goodwill.
I am determined to try and bring a little positivity to today's post despite the angst surrounding our lives. For this reason, I'd like to update you with the status quo at this particular moment and also to give you a glimpse of the world around us which remains unaffected by our dear MAX.
With a lot of pushing and shoving, I managed to get to see Max's specialist this morning. Dr Miller at RANDRIDGE SPECIALIST VETERINARY HOSPITAL has taken over Max's case. Our journey with Max's health has been speeded up somewhat. Max will undergo a large batch of brand new tests today - including a number of chest Xrays, scans, blood tests and aspirations of the 'tumour'. We will be fetching Max at 5pm, SA time, this evening and Dr Miller will be phoning us later to give me a full rundown of Maxi's condition. At that point we will be in a much better position to make some concrete decisions regarding Max.
OUR HOPE FOR TODAY (according to Dr Miller) is that there is no evidence of Cancer or that it appears anywhere else in his body. Also, we hope that the tumour is benign. We should hopefully know all this by tonight.
Although today is anxious again, I am very confident that Max is in the best hands possible in South Africa. Dr Miller is highly respected! Your prayers, however, remain as important as anything else.
Please note that as I hear anymore updated information, I will be putting it up in the
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Here are some pictures from yesterday...
Yes, life still carries on around us. The preparations for the 2010 Soccer World Cup are having a major impact on all the cities in our country. Last evening there was a presentation on our television showing what our stadiums are currently looking like. I took some photos of the TV which seemed to have come out quite well. I know some of you are interested so here they are...
The above stadium is at "SOCCER CITY" in Johannesburg.
It can accommodate approx 103 000 spectators. It is an incredible building - shaped like an African Calabash (type of pumpkin).
The Stadium in Durban...