I Have Outlived My Study!! 27 Months Ampuversary


Meeee and Hoomama’s cheap motel room. This bed is WAY too high!

AUGUST 11 IS MY 27 MONTHS AMPUVERSARY! I did NOT get a celebration cause my Birthday is 8/11. I was cheated – right?!

I did have an adventure though. Very bad storm by my house on 8/10/20 and the power went out at about 3:30PM. When it had not come back on at 7PM Hoomama and I (mostly Meee) decided it was time to move to plan B. Our appointment at University of Wisconsin was 8/11/20 at 10AM, so after discussing it with Hoomama, I decided we should drive 1/2 way and stay overnight at a hotel near Interstate 90. In the morning we would proceed to UW without any breakfast for me cause I gotta get a little sedation for my Xray.

Away we went and THIS is where we stayed – See photo above – as you can see this was NOT a Hyatt House or even a Hilton or Marriott! Hoomama said it was just fine but it was NOT FINE! Look at that bed! There was NO WAY I could get up on that bed. Hoomama said I could sleep on the floor! Imagine her saying that?! Β Often I DO sleep on the floor at home but that is MY CHOICE and I was NOT happy. Anyhow, I had some water and some treats and I peed on the grass so it was OK.

I got a new doctor and she was really nice. Dr. Magee is still there so I got to visit with her too! I really love it once I get there, I just don’t like going. Everyone here is always soooo excited to see meeee. I am a FAVORITE.

I was told the Study I am in will be over at the end of October.Β I HAVE OUTLIVED THE STUDY!!! There were 7 or 8 other dogs in that study at UW – (there are sites at different Universities as well). Just ME and one other dog are still alive and kicking with 3 legs at 2+ years. I will get to go back one more time at end of October. After that there is no more funding for the study. I am hoping to see some results of the study in the future. Hoomama said she will pay for me to be seen there every 6 months cause she really loves this place!

Thank You Jesus, UW and Tripawds Foundation for helping meee and Hoomama so I can have a normal and full life. I will be 8 years old 8/31 and I am told that is a normal lifespan for a big dog like meeee! I am planning on going on BEING MORE DOG as long as I can!

More to come! Love and sloppy kisses and wagging tails and HAIR all over the place!

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

3 thoughts on “I Have Outlived My Study!! 27 Months Ampuversary”

  1. Okay Thurston, you need to have a talk with your Hoomama. She’s getting a little to complacent regarding the way Rayalty should be treated. And you definitely are TRIPAWD ROCKSTAR ROAYALTY!!!

    To not have TWO celebrations for these great milestones (birthday and 27 month ampuversary) borders on “celebration abuse”! This was a great opportunity to give YOU TWO bowls of Blue Bunny ice cream! Two!!!!

    And then to not stay at a five-star luxury hotel and you had to sleep kn the floor!!! OMD, the horror of ot all!! I’m pretty sure that floral bedspread is not a pattern TRIPAWD ROCKSTAR ROYALTY would select. Now, a bedspread with embroidered with bowls of Blue Bunny ice cream….yeah, far more appropriate!!

    Thurston, could never adequately express how happy I am, how happy all of us are, that you are doing so well!!! You really are a “Miracle Dawg” and such a bright Beacon of Hope! You andnyour Hoomama inspire, that’s for sure. Equally as important though, you two bring us so much joy and fun and laughter! And, as you know, laughter is the best medicine πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ And your hoomama’s love and devotion to you plays a big role too!

    CONGRATULATIONS. THIRSTON!! Love you so much! I do! Really!!

    Lots of love to uou, your Hoomama and Raffles too! Oh my goodness! Did I say uour brother’s name right??

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

  2. Thurston!! OMD you are totally rawking tripawd status! I am so proud of you!!
    I have a feeling your mama will take the time for extra celebration later when you are not on the road. Ohhh.. and by the way, I know it’s not cool, but puppers are not usually welcome at any hotel/motel/exclusive resort, so your mama really actually did well… consider it a “road trip of a different kind” πŸ’–
    You are a HUGE inspiration for anypawdy with a big, gorgeous pup that can rock three just as good as two.
    Sending you HUGE hugs and tons of love, I wanna see the pawty πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
    Jackie and Huck πŸ’–

  3. Congratulations Thurston and Hoomama! You are both stars and will go down in doggy trial history. I’m sure your role will contribute to future studies and treatments.
    You’re the best.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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