Warning: This post will probably make you cry.
Our mom's heart is broken. You may or may not remember our furend Casey R. Doodle. We wrote a post about him here. We just love him and his mom (who is called goddess but her real name is Mary). They go on adventures and are soulmates. Casey goes to work with goddess every day at the foodbank in the Seattle area. His mom, goddess, is what mom calls a sweet spirited hooman full of love and compassion. Through their Facebook posts many people have been touched by Casey and goddess's humor, compassion, love and light. We can't count the times Casey has said "I lub you all" before going to bed. Here is Casey and goddess:
Last night as mom was getting ready to go to bed, she thought she'd check Facebook. She read a post from goddess/Mary:
This is the hardest post I’ve written, and one I’m not sure should be written at all. What is the protocol for telling friends- old and new—goodbye…that you’re dying…that you only have days or weeks left? Or maybe it’s not something we should speak about in polite company at all.
A persistent ache in my abdomen, dark urine…”quick” trip to neighborhood clinic. Rushed to ER, then 7 days in ICU, 2 more on another floor. Biopsies, surgeries, scans, and tests. Finally made it home to wrap up loose ends. Very weak, not online much.
The words hit me like a shotgun blast, just out the blue: advanced liver cancer…treatment, chemo, surgery not possible. You have a matter of days or weeks left.
Very weak, not online much, but just want to say that each and every one of you here has enchanted and enlightened me at one time or another. You are the constellations in my sky. I love you and thank you for your light.
So many people say that the friends we make online aren't real and that the relationships aren't real, just virtual. Mom's tears on her pillow last night were not virtual. We don't think Mary has any family. Casey has already gone to live with his litter-mate brother Milo so goddess is truly alone. Please pray for Mary and Casey.
Brokenhearted Murphy & Stanley & Mom