9 MONTHS Ampuversary!!!!

Meeeee and my Big Brother Raffie waiting for Hoomama to finish her dinner. I always get the last bite1
Cuteness all over the place!
It was -22 degrees and Mom let me borrow her hat and coat!

Hi everyone! It is MEEEE with an update. I want everyone to know that 2/11 is my 9 Month Ampuversary and I am still doing very well. I will be 10 months post diagnosis on 2/22 and I am expecting a PARTY! I was at University of Wisconsin on Wednesday and had my chest Xray and recheck for the Clinical Study I am in. No evidence of relapse!! Yipee! I don’t go back again til 4/3.

The doctor DID say, however that I am getting too FAT! I am 169.84 pounds now and I was only 185# before my amputation so I hate to admit she was right…  Mom is feeling guilty about it so she won’t get me any more chicken tenders or Egg McMuffins. Personally, I believe it has NOTHING to do with McDonalds but it is all the fault of the Blue Bunny! I LOVE that Blue Bunny ice cream, but now my mean Hooman Mom has taken THAT away too. In addition, she has cut down my DOG FOOD Portion. The only thing THAT has done is made my brother Raffie lose weight (I eat his food too, now).

The only advantage I see to this is that I now get to go to day Care more often. Mom thinks that I will get some exercise there and lose weight. She doesn’t know it but I just go there and sit around watching the other dogs run and play and act stupid! I know how to work the system!

My mom is very grateful to God that I am doing so well. I hear her praying every night and giving thanks for meeeee! She just loves me way too much, you know. She still lets me sleep in her bed even though I get so much hair in there that she has to vacuum the blanket and I get so much drool all over that she has to mop every other day. I get up and down from the bed 3 or 4 times a night and wake her up but she doesn’t say anything. She doesn’t love me enough to get me Blue Bunny any more though and she has not made me a cake for over 2 weeks!

The doctor said I need to lose about 10 pounds by my next exam. Everyone is worried about mobility and I guess that DOES make sense. I have noticed that it takes me a little more effort to disturb Mom’s sleep than it used to. I will post more when I have (good) news! Love to all!


Author: thurston

I am Gloria, a retired RN and Single Pawrent of Thurston Howell IV, a 6 year old St. Bernard who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma 4/22/18 and amputated 5/11/18. He has finished 4 rounds of Carboplatin and is enrolled on a Study at University of Wisconsin at Madison. We want to share our story with others. Thurston's journal of osteosarcoma treatment

4 thoughts on “9 MONTHS Ampuversary!!!!”

  1. Thurston! Gloria! We are jumping up and down like crazy people here, YEAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! Super duper congratulations on the nine month all-clear report. Can’t even begin to tell you how amazing and wonderful this is, for you, for us, for everyone who comes here with a Saint looking for hope.

    Gloria if you’d like any weight loss tips for your big guy please check out these stories in our Tripawds Nutrition blog OK? I know you can help him lose those ten extra pounds.


    Keep us posted on how that’s going, it’s important for others to see that weight loss CAN happen.

    I’m so proud of you! Both of you really, you’ve come a long way with your techie skills!! xoxoxo

  2. Qnd I’m jump7 up and down with joy too over this WONDERFU update and DELIGHTFUL pictures!!!

    OMD!! CUTENESS ALL PVEE THE PLACE!!! You look so stylish in your hat and coat! And Raffie stylin’ his special hairdo… PRICELESS!

    Thirston, you are not gat!! Sure, you may be a vit “fluffy” because of all your fur….and maybe “well-muscled” because you are a large dog!!! In case you can’t tell, I was NEVER good about keeping weight off my Happy Hannah. She had me convinced cream was a nutritious vitamin!

  3. OOPS! Didn’t mean to hit suvmit!

    So glad you had a good appointment. You really are a ROCKSTAR and such an inspiration for everyone, especially larger pups!!!

    Your updates are so much fun to read. You are quite a witty fella’😁

    Shhh…..don’t let your Mom hear you do your prayers at night. Maybe you could pray that your Mom gives you some ice cream and cheesburgers every Sunday!!

    And I love that you get to sleep jn the bed after a hard day of doing nothing at doggy daycare! You are so smart!!


    Your blog today has me non stip grinning 😁

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

  4. Thurston, omd u look wonderful!!! Tell mama, baby steps ❤️
    Don’t take all the goodies away at once, geez🤣
    Happy ampuversary big boy ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️
    You are an amazing survivor!!
    I am thrilled for you and your family 👏👏👏
    Big hugs,
    Jackie and Huck ❤️❤️

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