Then and now! I am a BIG Hero!
Hoppy Ampuversary to meeee even if I have to share my cake with my BIG  brother Raffie. He earned it tho as I don’t always treat him very nice. 
I am soooo cute.

Having a Wonderful day at home with my hooman mom who loves me more than anything on the earth! She made me a cake and we are having a PAWTY! I am celebrating my 1st year as a Tripawd and I am alive and still kicking my mom while she is trying to sleep. I am soooo adorable, as you can see from my pictures. Mom and I am so grateful to my team at University of Wisconsin. We are grateful for all the support and prayers we receive and we are grateful to God for taking such good care of MEEE!

Love to all and I am looking forward to my next PAWTY! Mom is keeping the date a secret. I am pretty sure it will be soon and that the next PAWTY will include Blue Bunny Ice Cream. I am also looking forward to spending summer in the pool at Paws in Time West Chicago.

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


  1. THIRSTON!!! HOPOY INE YEAR AMPUVERSARY MR. ADORABLE!!! And you are absolutely adorable and so photogenic!!
    I love the cake your hooman made for you! It was nice of you to share your cake with your very cute pal. I love the picture of you two snuggling together. So sweet😊
    I ALWAYS love hearing from you because you always make me smile. Well, today I’m smiling really, really big and giving you lots of applause for this spectacular milestone!! You sure are showing everyone how big dogs can rock on three!!
    Can’t wait for the next celebration with Blue Bunny Ice Cream! I have my bowl and spoon ready!
    Lots of love to you sweet boy!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. PS….seeing you cooling off in your “baby pool” tickled me. You really, really, really are ADORABLE!!

  3. Thurrrrston! Oh my gosh HOPPY AMPUVERSARY! WOW what a pawty, you are one lucky pup. We are with you celebrating in spirit, what a miracle boy you are! One year is amaaaaaazing!!! Haha you showed that first vet of yours eh? YEAH!

    And I am soooo impressed with how far your momma has come with her computer skills. Look at those pretty photos she collaged! WOW! Good job Gloria! Hoppy Tripawd Mom’s Day!

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