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Happy TWO YEAR Toe Ampuversary Jill!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 11:16 am on Friday, June 27, 2014

Two years ago today Jill had her little toe amputated.  At the time, we knew it was some type of sarcoma since a needle aspirate was done, but nothing more than that.  A few days later the results would come in – Osteosarcoma – and over the next 6 months everything would change.

At first, we thought we got it all since the margins were really good.  But 6 months later, a lump appeared in her leg and unfortunately the cancer had spread.  Her leg would need to be amputated.

So while I can’t say Jill has been cancer free for 2 years, I can say she has been fighting like a true champion for 2 years.  I truly, honestly did not think I would be sitting here 2 years later with this outcome, as much as I hate to admit that.  When I got Jill’s diagnosis, right to google I went.  And the facts looked grim.  Albeit, most of what I found was not about Cats with osteosarcoma, my head was still in a tailspin.

Reflecting on where I was two years ago today, I can only say that I got my strength from my friends, this community, my parents and from Jill herself.  Never once did she falter.  Never once did it seem like she resented me.  I’ve questioned a lot of the decisions I’ve made for her, but now I know they were all the right ones.

So……Happy Two Year Toe Ampuversary my little sweet girl.  I love you so very much.

Here are some pictures and video from her toe amputation recovery and the survivor video I made for her last year on this date, enjoy!









June 27, 2014 @ 12:23 pm   Reply

JILL BEAN!!!!!!!! HAPPY TWO YEAR THE AMPUVERSARY!!!!! I’m pretty sure that’s the first “toe” AMPUVERSARY we’ve celebrated around here! And we are all honored to be part of this celebration!

Jill, you ARE a CHAMPION and so is your mom! Such a perfect unstoppable team!!

Your pictures always bring such joy to us all….and that video…..oh yeah, few tears welling up over here!

SOOOOOOO happy for you Jill! Such an incredibly strong, yet gentle, kitty!

Lots of love and tummy scratches!,

Sally and Happy Hannah


June 27, 2014 @ 3:04 pm   Reply

Way to GO, Jill (and mama). It’s so true … we are so much stronger than we think we are and we can learn so much from our fur-babies about living in the moment and taking nothing for granted! You are both so strong and resilient and it shows in everything you do and say every day. Even little bumps in the road (coughing, etc) you take control and are calm and collected! So proud to know you both! Even if it’s only via the internet!
XOXO much love!


June 27, 2014 @ 4:02 pm   Reply

Jill & Erica you two are CHAMPS, our heroes. Although things seemed grim and you felt like there wasn’t hope, you kept searching for answers and didn’t give up. Congrats to both of you, you’re amazing! Hoppy Toe-Pu-Versary!


June 27, 2014 @ 6:59 pm   Reply

Erica & Jill,
Hoppy toe ampuversary. You 2 have fought like true Warrior Princess. You have encouraged us form the time you joined. Talked us off of many many ledges. I am so glad I get to help celebrate this with you.

hugs & lots of love

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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