Faith, Love and Dr. Wiley


December 6th will be HoneyBear’s 6 month anniversary from her “life changing surgery,” as we like to call it!  In the beginning when we made the decision to proceed with treatment they told us the inevitable reality that unfortunately comes with an osteosarcoma diagnosis and that is metastasis to the lungs.  We understood and came to terms with the fact that we were just buying her time.  In the last 6 months that reality became overlooked by prayers, love and time spent together.  That statistical fact had been put in the back of our minds as we watched our sweet girl love life with a big smile on her face, literally! 🙂  We clearly made the right decision and her quality of life has never been better!

Today was another checkup with lung X-rays.  Her last X-ray showed 2 very tiny unknown spots.  Today those unknown spots were a little more clear and Dr. Wiley confirmed it looks like metastasis.  Ok I know at this point you are probably saying “Oooohhh no, that’s not good!”  But please let me interject, I have good news!  The growth on these 2 spots is very slow and HoneyBear is still as happy as a clam (I still don’t understand this saying)!  Also they are so tiny they aren’t causing her any discomfort or pain!  We are already doing metronomic therapy and there is another medicine (palladia) Dr Wiley thinks will help these nasty little things from growing and spreading.  We are doing a little research on it and will hopefully start next week.  I have also been doing my own research on CBD oil and will be adding that also.  I mean who is with me at this point???!!!  Team HoneyBear never quits!!!

I know y’all are probably thinking this girl has lost it and doesn’t understand the inevitable will come!  To that I say I fully understand but being depressed and negative won’t help anyone especially HoneyBear.  I also strongly feel in my heart that miracles happen everyday.  As we walked out of Dr. Wiley’s office today I told her “She will be your success story!”  To that she gave a huge smile and said “I hope so, bring it on!”  Dr.  Wiley we are bringing it!  We said from the beginning and still say it today we will do whatever we can for HoneyBear.  That includes medicine, supplements, diet, bedding, love, prayers and Dr Wiley’s expertise.  The weather is getting cooler in South Texas, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, Dallas Cowboys are winning and our back deck project is almost complete!  Life is what you make it and right now life is good!


8 thoughts on “Faith, Love and Dr. Wiley”

  1. What a wonderful perspective. I know HoneyBear has the best love and support any pet could ask for from their “parents.” I know giving up was never an option and I’m so glad to be a part of her life, even if I have to be the mean one to poke her for her blood draws. I couldn’t ask for a better patient (and she has some pretty awesome parents too)!!!
    Keep fighting HoneyBear!!! ❤️

    1. Thank you Kristi!! We are so thankful for your help and I don’t think Honeybear even notices you are poking her!! So glad you are helping us in this fight. We appreciate your love and support! 😘

  2. No one here will think “you’ve lost your mind” for fighting for all you’re worth for Honeybear….that’s what we Tripawd pawrents do. Your positive attitude is outstanding! I’ll bet you’re smiling like a clam – the world is your oyster!

    Paula and Nitro

  3. We all get it! While everyone understands the progression of this disease, that doesn’t mean that anyone gives up. Honeybear doesn’t care what the X-rays show. She is happy and living life to the full one day at a time. And that is all that matters!

  4. HONEYBEAR! OMD!!! That picture says it all!! Honeybear is happy…happy as a clam…and loved…and feeling great!! 🙂

    And ditto everyone!

    HoneyBear is her own dog! She’s certainly not a statistic and does not care in the least about xrays, or “looks like” mumbo jumbo!

    And yes, surrounding her with your enlightened lositive energy is a powerful healing factor too!

    And we have a 3 1/2 year ampuversary coming up…in human years!!! We’re starting this pawty NOW! HAPPY SIX MONTH AMPUVERSARY!!! Looking forward ro many more celebrations to come! 🙂 🙂


    All is well in HoneyBear’s world!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  5. Nice. Good for you and even better for Honeybear. Have a lovely Thanksgiving. We all have something to be thankful for this year.
    Wanda and mysweetted……

  6. ROCK ON guys! We’re with you all the way! Your attitude is exactly what we always tell folks they need to have, when faced with every part of this journey. It will go very, very far.

    When Jerry’s mets were found, it was hard on us but not on him. He was still happy as a clam like Honeybear, and lived life as always. In the moment, never looking ahead or back, just appreciating what was in front of him right now. It’s a lesson we finally learned and practice every single day. I’m glad to see that Honeybear is teaching you the exact same thing.

    WHEEE! Here’s to you Honeybear, you’re a rock star!

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