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Jill's Journey

Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time


Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 9:42 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013

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Wow! One month already?  I can’t believe how fast that went!

She is doing so great – I honestly don’t even remember what she was like on four legs and I don’t think she does either!  I think the best lesson I’ve learned over the last month is to take my lead from Jill.  She’ll let me know when she’s ready to do things.  Her hair is growing in pretty slowly, but her scar looks AH-Mazing.  I love that little stump of hers and give it little kisses when it starts to twitch and it calms right down.  She has so much energy and, as discussed in one of the forums, I swear her fur is the shiniest and softest I’ve ever seen it.  I really think it’s from getting that NASTY NASTY cancer outta her.  I know we have a far road to travel and I still catch my breath whenever I hear her make any sort of noise that might be a cough (it never is…), but she just seems to be doing so great so far.  I refuse to get my hopes up this time though, because I think I got a little full of myself after we amputated her toe and I thought we were in the clear!

So onto another month where we’ll have another round of chemo on 1/29 (this time will be the doxorubicin, I have to look that up everytime I need to spell it!).  I’ve heard that one causes more side effects, so we’ll see, but so far she handled round one like a pro.  She is just such a good little kitty.  All she really cares about is whether or not someone is rubbing her belly and she’s happy.

Here are some pics from her one month photo shoot and a picture of her scar at one month.  I’ve also included a video I took last night to show how lightning fast she is on three legs when I shake the bag of treats.  Well, oopsie, she jumped a tad bit too soon to get on the couch, but that didnt stop her, she got right back up and onto the couch for her treats!

Until next time,

Erica and Jill (and Jack!!)

Scar? What Scar?

Scar? What Scar?

I just love this pic of her for some reason, really shows her fun personality

I just love this pic of her for some reason, really shows her fun personality


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January 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am   Reply

Yay for you Jill! Hoppy 1 Month crazy kitty, you look mahvelous!

Did you make that sign yourself? Wow, I’m impressed!



    January 13, 2013 @ 11:19 am   Reply

    Well I tried to make it myself but I couldn’t color inside the line so I just helped moms pick the colors!



January 13, 2013 @ 8:02 am   Reply

Yay Jill! Congrats!

P.S. Those big eyes of yours make me all hypnotized. I think I’m in love!



    January 13, 2013 @ 11:21 am   Reply

    Oh Wyatt don’t make me blush!


   virginia and my kitty - dixie

January 13, 2013 @ 10:03 am   Reply

Jill is absolutely adorable – love those little white spots on her face! My Dixie, who also had her back leg amped almost a month ago – seems to hop more than walk on her third leg but I noticed Jill seems to walk. Well maybe in time. Thx for posting and we wish you the very best.



    January 13, 2013 @ 11:22 am   Reply

    Thanks! How’s Dixie doing? Jill definitely hops at times too. She only runs when there are treats involved!



January 16, 2013 @ 11:35 am   Reply

Awwww, happy 1 month Jilly! It does take some time for our furs to grow back in, but in another month it’ll almost be just as thick as it was! 😛 So glad you’re kicking cancer’s butt and takin’ names! 😀 And, by the way, your run is fantastic! 😛 Woohoo!


June 2, 2014 @ 11:32 pm   Reply

THANK YOU for sharing Jill’s story. I am about to go through this with my old boy and am in the freak out stage reading everything I can find on the recovery process. Y’all blog is the best I’ve run across so far. I am a little less freaked out and feel much better about the decision I have to make. Again, thank you to you both!


    June 2, 2014 @ 11:48 pm   Reply

    oh I am SO GLAD we could help! That was the goal of my blog. Please please email me at if you have any questions at ALL. Jill is now almost 18 months post amputation and is doing FANTASTIC and still cancer free!!

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