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So we made it! Rufio made it through his amputation and first round of chemo like a champ while we were still able to get married and go on our honeymoon! I didn’t think it all could happen so well given the sudden and unexpected diagnosis (and cost!) 3 weeks prior to our wedding. We even brought cutouts of both our poochies to the wedding to honor them (Rufio’s was no where near life size unfortunately).

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Everything from our cake topper to our place cards had custom silhouettes of both the dogs – I’m sure people thought we were crazy but I didn’t care it made me so happy to have them all around us in every way!

Rufio is hopping around on his legs pretty well but I am starting to realize I need to probably do so rehab to build his strength and he gets tired real quick. Going up stairs is a breeze for him (except for the one time he was so tired he face planted and I cried…bad mom moment) and going down is a little bit more for him to do but he’s doing it!

This Friday is his 2nd dose of chemo and we’re going in for the big drug doxorubicin. They say this one is a little more rough on the dogs so I’m a little nervous. We’re doing the alternating of doxorubicin and carboplatin – has anyone tried this before? It was highly recommended by our oncologist and I’ve read it’s advantageous but I haven’t heard from anyone’s personal experience.

Overall I’m happy my boy is still with me and wanting to get outside and chase rabbits and squirrels! Here’s hoping he gets more enjoyment out of life for longer 🙂


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