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Toe Ampuversary!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 9:56 am on Saturday, June 27, 2015

HELLO Everyone!!!

First – I apologize for my absence as of late!  Work has been crazy and I barely have time to crawl out of my hidey hole that is my office!!  But I do check in from time to time and hope everyone is well.  Things are great here.  Jack and Jill are doing splendidly.

So today we celebrate.  THREE YEARS ago today Jill went in to have her toe amputated. After doing a needle aspirate, we knew she had some type of sarcoma on it and the xray showed her toe was completely destroyed.  After the surgery, the biopsy would show a diagnosis of Giant Cell Osteosarcoma and away we went on a journey that led to amputation, chemo and got us here today.  I can’t believe it has been three years!!

Today she is just doing fantastic. She plays, she cuddles and I can tell she’s HAPPY.  No more going to the vet all the time for blood work and x rays.  I always thought it wasn’t taking a toll on her, because truly she’s not a cat that hates going to the vet like a lot of cats do.  She enjoys the attention of getting pets.  And I still don’t think it took TOO much of a toll on her, but she definitely has a more joyful attitude now.

She only has to go back for xrays once a year now, which initially, you know me, made me nervous, but to be honest I haven’t even thought about it.  Now when she coughs a bit, I shrug it off.  Cats cough.

So here’s to Jill.  My little fighter!  Sometimes I ask her – “Do you even know what you’ve been through? What you’ve beat??”….and I don’t think she has!  I wish she knew, so I just spoil her to let her know that she is special.

Here are some recent pics and a throwback from the day of her toe amputation rocking her very hip purple cast.

I hope everyone is well xoxoxo

Love always,

Erica, Jill & Jack





A recent visit from my parents new kitten dempsey – Jill and her mini me


June 27, 2012:




June 27, 2015 @ 12:05 pm   Reply

You are just so amazing. 3 years you have beat this gawd awful disease. You are so totally amazing. Keep kicking butt. I know you have a bunch of Angels watching over you. Amazing Winter Warrior Princess. Love all the pictures.

We love you

Michelle & Angel Sassy


June 29, 2015 @ 6:49 pm   Reply

Testing…….test k ng……


June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm   Reply

Hoppy TOE-PU-VERSARY Jillybean! You are looking as fine and beautiful as ever. And I seriously LOVE your momma’s new attitude. Yes! Cats cough! Yes!

You’ve both come so far. Rock ON my friends! We miss you but you’re always welcome anytime!!!

Glad the rest of the pack is doing great. That little Dempsey makes me wanna smoosh some kitty face!

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