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Super Sammy

We had an oncology appointment yesterday – for the first time in 8 months I wasn’t even anxious – no more  bad news left to receive.  I love our oncology office – Emily, the tech was so caring and concerned with how Sam was doing.  And we simply love Dr. Cronin – she is so wonderful – she has the greatest approach.  She decided against x-rays – she said she’s taking all cues from Sam at this point and it doesn’t matter so much what the x-rays say.  It made me smile as we both know the x-rays would be ugly at this point.  She basically just shrugged her shoulders and shook her head and we laughed a bit.  We both know given Sam’s met situation, he should’t be with us.  We had a little trip down memory lane with his medical charts and laughed at just how amazing he is.  It was actually a good appointment – I left proud – Sammy has just been such a warrior.  He is such an example of living with cancer and he’s taught us to let him take the lead and he’ll let all of us know when he’s done fighting – not the other way around.

Sam is doing well although Thursday night was his first bad night we’ve had.  He could not get comfortable and was whimpering a bit.  JB stayed up most of the night with him – he couldn’t breath well when he was on his side. He was good yesterday and fine today.  Dr. Cronin said it was
probably just a bad night.

So we’ll continue what we’re doing – and that’s having fun and loving all our days. He’s basking in the sun as I write…going to be a good day,

10 Responses so far »

  1. fightingforsammy said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 2:56 pm     Reply

    Oh Sweet Sammy and family,
    Keep enjoying every moment, he is a warrior to be proud of. Give him a big boy hug from us in the NW,


  2. samsamsmom said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 3:16 pm     Reply

    Thanks Elizabeth – Dr. Cronin just kept telling me how happy he looks – made me feel good! He’s such a good boy! Thanks for the hugs! Xo

  3. krun15 said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 3:23 pm     Reply

    Your oncologist sounds awesome! One of the things I really love about ours is the realistic approach. And I am with you on being relaxed- it is a weird sort of backwards thing to some- but there is some peace to knowing and accepting where you are and just focusing on your pup’s quality.

    Every good day is such a gift.

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  4. etgayle said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 4:19 pm     Reply

    yes, sammy is a warrior – he’s showing us all how to capture the best from every moment. hopefully there are many good days ahead, thanks for sharing this update with us, we just love that boy!!

    charon & gayle

  5. AbbysMom said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 4:46 pm     Reply

    Glad you guys had a good onc. visit! Those can be stressful… (for us humans anyway…)

    Sammy is a total warrior. Give him some extra hugs from me and kisses from Abby,
    Jackie, Abby’s mom

  6. Ellen Venturella-Wilson said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 5:20 pm     Reply

    Sammy is a true warrior, a survivor and a hero!!! He makes us all proud! His bravery and his resilience gives him strength to continue loving and living life.

    Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers that Sammy continues to have many many many many good days and good nights!

    Pets and scratches to Sammy please! 😉

    Hugs and chocolate kisses,
    Ellen & Charley xoxo

  7. riosmom said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 7:16 pm     Reply

    Sammy’s our hero. Give him lots of kisses and hugs from me and the Woo!

    Micki and Rio

  8. kviz said,

    November 6, 2011 @ 1:32 am     Reply

    Brave Boy…you are such an inspiration. <3

  9. samsamsmom said,

    November 7, 2011 @ 3:08 pm     Reply

    Thanks Gang! We so appreciate all the cheerleading! It’s so comforting to know how many people are in our corner! xoxo Sue and Sammy

  10. chilidawg said,

    November 8, 2011 @ 2:11 am     Reply

    Sammy, you are a true warrior! Keep fighting the good fight- you rock! Give him a belly rub from me and a head butt from Finchy.

    Jenna, Finchy, & Spirit Chili Dawg

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