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Twirling for Joy!

June15

ALL CLEAR!!

June 1, 2012-

JD, Bruno, Daphne, & I made the 3 hr trip( from NW Arkansas to Stillwater, Oklahoma) to the OSU Vet Teaching Hospital. To my amazement we actually left on time, by 6:45am, and arrived just in the nick of time, at 10am. It was Bruno’s follow up appt to gauge his response to the new daily chemo& anti-inflammatory meds; he had now been on them for 60 days.

 

BACKSTORY:

March 21,2012-

60 days ago:We learned-through radiographs-that a tiny nodule had presented itself within Bruno’s left lung. Having just gone through 5 rounds of lomustine chemo every 3-4wks without side effects, this was not the news I had wanted, prayed, nor had hoped to hear. But there was no time to sulk. The game plan was now to begin smaller daily doses of chemo along with an anti-inflammatory and re-evaluate in 30 days.

April 24,2012-

30 days ago: we once again took the 6+ hr road trip to OSU, to run tests & re-evaluate based on Bruno’s response to this new chemo. By all outward appearances I tried desperately to remain optimistic and cheerful, yet the looming possibility that we could be delivered unfavorable news again overwhelmed me.

But thank God! The words we heard instead were,”Everything looks good.The radiographs are All CLEAR!” It took me a moment to process.

No nodule. Clear lungs.

Hallelujah! I then let out a deep breath which I had been holding- captive inside of me-for far too long. Whew!

June 1,2012-

Follow up again came back “ALL CLEAR!”

This was Bruno’s reaction to the good news…

 

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6 Comments to

“Twirling for Joy!”

  1. June 15th, 2012 at 3:18 pm      Reply maximutt Says:

    Bruno, that is such great news! You really know how to celebrate! I wish I coudl twirl like that! Keep it up, buddy!!


  2. June 15th, 2012 at 3:22 pm      Reply rizzobeans Says:

    That is the best spin for joy I think I’ve ever seen!! So glad to hear that everything is working as planned. And really really glad to see Bruno having a crazy spell which means he feels good. Awesome!!

    Suzie and Rizzo


  3. June 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm      Reply etgayle Says:

    wow, you look like a whirling dervish!!!! glad you are continuing to kick cancer’s butt!!!! keep spinning, keep winning!!

    charon & spirit gayle


  4. September 9th, 2012 at 6:10 pm      Reply charliewarlie Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your twirling video. I will have to try that soon when my staples are removed. What a strong happy do you are Bruno!

    Hugs,

    Charlie (and mom)
    http://charliewarlie.tripawds.com/


  5. September 14th, 2012 at 1:26 am      Reply jerry Says:

    Hey I don’t know how I missed this the first time around but what a BLAST! You are so much fun to watch Bruno!


  6. February 24th, 2013 at 1:15 pm      Reply jujugirl Says:

    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement today. I was very happy to see Bruno so happy, enjoying his life. Then I read more posts and saw the sad news. My heart goes out to both of you. Bruno is out of pain now, and he obviously had a wonderful life, full of love and joy, all the way to the end. It breaks my heart for you, I can imagine how much he is missed. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your story with me. So sorry for your loss.


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Introducing:  “The Incredible” Bruiser Bruno

 

 

 

Who:  The Incredible, Brave, Head-Strong, Bully, Sun-Worshipper.

The lover of: Pizza, LMN (yes, as in Lifetime Movie Network), and long afternoon drives down country roads.

Who?

None other than–MY Bruno.

Breed:  American Bulldog

Date of Birth:  January 1, 2005 (7yrs old)

Strengths:   His ability to ask for forgiveness (as he extends his paw-gesturing for a handshake) after he has been ornery, his quiet strength & laid back demeanor, how he has faced adversity time and time again head on.  How he calls on the fighter within him to help him battle illness, when in reality he is nothing but a lover.

Vices: His love affair with food.

Main weaknesses:  PIZZA, Blue Bell Ice Cream- Homemade Vanilla (“The best ice cream in the country!” according to Bruno), any and all of mom’s homemade cooking.

His Current Adversary:  Histiocytic Synovial Cell Sarcoma

                         

*9/8/11- This marked the day that Jeremy, my husband, Bruno, and I were handed the news.  The news that was not only not good news, but that was news which we had clearly not prepared ourselves to entertain.  Lab results, which had been sent to Florida by our local vet, of the biopsy which they had taken from his knee joint identified his condition.  The diagnosis was: synovial cell sarcoma.  All I heard was the word “CANCER.”

 

Timeline/Back-story leading up to diagnosis:  Coming Soon.

To be Continued…And so, the saga began.