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Journey of King William III

One Beagle's Quest to Kick Cancer's Arse

Chemo, Round Three, Check. Now, Time For Turkey!

Filed under: Uncategorized — tresbeagles at 6:58 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hi Tripawds Nation.  Apologies for being incommunicado, but I’ve been too busy with my trips to the beach and the park, and just generally being a dog again!  Time has been going so quickly that I just realized I’m over three months from my amputation, and my friends and family are really surprised by my progress.  It really hasn’t slowed me down very much at all.  In fact, I just went for a short jog with my dad around the neighborhood on a really steep hill.  I was tuckered out afterwards, but it was nice to feel the breeze flapping through my ears.

 

I had my third round of chemo last night.  We had a great appointment with Dr. Burke, who said that I was in the best possible position to kick this thing for the foreseeable future.  My energy levels are great, my bloodwork is coming back with strong results, and Dr. Burke was very pleased with how well I get around on three legs.  There are no signs of additional tumors or negative changes.  I’m much happier after the vet appointments are done and we are on our way home.

I am so excited because our friends are coming over for Thanksgiving at La Casa de los Beagles!  Dad is smoking a Turkey, and there is going to be plenty of food.  It will be the culmination of the past three months work in cultivating my “I have only 3 legs, so you should give me your food” look.  I’ll report back and let you know how it goes.

Mom just reminded me that I should focus on what I’m thankful for this year instead of how much food I’m going to eat.  Well, I am thankful for the food I’m about to eat.  But I’m also thankful for all the love and support that I’ve received from my family, friends, the tripawds world, and the excellent care from all my vets.  Thank you all!  I’m also thankful that I can live life to its fullest now.  That said, give up the turkey.  Winky smiley.

I thought y’all would like some videos of my progress, so here is one of me at the beach and one at the park.  As you can see, I’m a happy dog and I’m zooming around (especially when food is involved).

WB at Beach

WB at Park

Happy Thanksgiving!!

HRH WB III



11 Comments »

106

   Marsha

November 21, 2012 @ 7:12 pm   Reply

Thanks for sharing WB’s progress Laura…this makes me smile;)

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   jerry

November 21, 2012 @ 8:32 pm   Reply

Wow, I can’t think of anything better than celebrating your THREE month ampuversary with lots of attention and FOOD on Thanksgiving! Hoppy Ampuversary WB!

Love that video. You lucky boy, the beach is the BEST!

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   grandma godfrey

November 21, 2012 @ 9:44 pm   Reply

William, you look marvelous (said with a Billy Crystal intonation!)!!!! Wish we were going to be with you to feed you lots of treats!

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   labsrus

November 21, 2012 @ 10:28 pm   Reply

You look great William! And you’re so funny too!
I’m sure you’ll get a little taste of all of it on Turkey Day to celebrate your success.

I’m thankful that you are doing so well!
3 chemo treatments done, out at the beach and the park, and looking fabulous… you are a model tripawd!

110

   maximutt

November 21, 2012 @ 11:41 pm   Reply

Looking good Will!! Hey, did you dig those holes at the park? They were great! I’m so happy to hear you’re doing so well with your treatments. I gotta tell you, I think you’ve probably got that “gimme some turkey, I have cancer” look down!! And even if you didn’t, all your houseguests know, and they’ll give you turkey anyway! Have a great holiday Will!!

111

   Jackie

November 22, 2012 @ 12:16 am   Reply

William is back!!!! I am so very, very impressed with your progress! Lots of pawsitive and thankful thoughts to mom, dad, the dermatology vet, the chemo vet and your fan club! Enjoy your well deserved turkey but don’t forget to share with Iz and Hank … they have been there every step of the way too. Gotta love that beagle! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie and the Ohio Beagles

112

   doggiemomma9

November 22, 2012 @ 2:06 am   Reply

Pawsome videos!! Hope you get lots of Turkey with that perfected new look of yours! 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

113

   Bernstein

November 22, 2012 @ 5:41 am   Reply

Just awesome. Enjoy the day tomorrow with your family. Well deserved!

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