Congratulations to our sweet Honeybear for not only completing her chemotherapy treatment but completing it with a big smile on her face!!! She has been such a champ through all her treatments and we are so grateful and proud of her!! A big thanks to Dr. Wiley and her team for their knowledge and compassion through it all. I’m sure some of you are thinking “That’s great, so she is done and cancer free!” Well to that I have to say God willing that will be true! She goes back in a month for her follow up and chest x-rays to see if it has metastasized to her lungs. From the beginning everything was clear but cancer seems to have a mind of it’s own. In osteosarcoma “they say” by doing treatment the cancer can be halted for about a year. Dogs have also lived a long time with lung metastasis. We of course like everyone else who is going through this are praying for the best possible outcome. The rare but POSSIBLE chance she will be cured!! Regardless of lung metastasis we will continue with at home treatment. We are staying super positive about her future!
Many of you know we decided to get Honeybear a pool and it has been time consuming and hard work getting our yard ready. Well celebration #2………. it’s up!!!! And here she is! I can honestly say she didn’t love it at first but that is part our fault. We still need to build a deck around it for an easy entrance for her. We carefully got her in but I think she was a little uncomfortable with just 3 legs even with her life vest on. I held on to her until I thought she was comfortable and let her go and she did great!! She swam a little crooked but she did it on her own and didn’t go under!! So a lot more work until the project is complete but I think we can get it done soon…….(Right??? To my Husband who is reading this ;-))
We are the kind of people that take their dog everywhere with them! We live in a city that isn’t the most pet friendly so it can be challenging; however, I think HoneyBear is changing their minds! We have just started asking patio restaurants if she can sit with us outside and haven’t gotten a no yet! In fact we seem to accumulate a bit of a crowd! They see HoneyBear’s smile and want to pet her and know all about her. After petting her and talking for a few minutes they look down and say “Oh wow she only has three legs??!!” I love this!! 🙂 They just saw a good looking dog with a sweet personality on first glance and didn’t notice her disability! This is her at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria the other night.
As I am writing this HoneyBear is taking a nap beside me in our hotel so she will have energy to celebrate on the river walk tonight! It seems like so long ago that she had her surgery and she is only 3 months post op! The things she has learned to do in this short amount of time amazes me! I can’t wait to see what her future holds! Thank you God for your healing and strength, please continue! Amen!