Five Months and Counting…

It is so hard to believe that our world was turned upside down 5 months ago.  I can still feel ever ounce of horror and dread as I learned my baby boy had HSA in his rear leg and hearing the words if we can amputate we may be able to save his life.  At the same time, I can barely remember Rusty as anything but a Tripawd boy.  He has gotten so strong, uses his stairs to get around without hesitation, and will even ask in his royal catness way for the stairs to be moved to other locations so he can join us (like dining room chairs).  He has become more affectionate and even accepts some belly rubs from Mommy only (YAY FOR ME)… sort of….for short periods of time.

Video Proof: 41 SECOND BELLY RUB!!!

As you can see in this picture, the surgery site looks like he was born this way.

His favorite thing to do is still SLEEP.

We have to schedule his next followup for sometime within the next month.  I believe this one will include the blood work and ultra sounds to make sure he still cancer free.  He seems healthy and happy in everything he does so we are cautiously hopeful.

Our world might have been turned upside down, but through the support of this community and our family, friends, and wonderful doctors, it has been put upright… just slightly shifted onto another path.

Five months down… God willing, many more YEARS to go!

Head Scritches and Sand Paper Kisses,

Gina, Nick and Rusty the Bunnyman

Author: reilly95

Aug/Sept ‘17, the back leg of Rusty was swollen. HSA cancer was diagnosed. Back left leg amputated. He remained cancer free over 900 days. Cancer returned as of emergency visit on day 931. 15 days later, he gained his wings 04/18/2020 due to congestive heart failure.

4 thoughts on “Five Months and Counting…”

  1. Hoppy/Happy 5 month Ampuversary Rusty!!
    We understand those dreaded check ups! UGH🤢

    Stay hopeful Gina cats are different then pups in this disease and we just never know you may never see that piece of 💩 again. 🙏🤞🏻

    We have a member who’s dog named Murphy who beat that disease for 4 years & 2 months! Another kind came and took him sadly but he still won that war!! There is always hope!!

    This is our hope and prayer when we talk the leg of course. But it is a blessing to have them hop on fur whatever amount of time we are given too.

    I think we stay hopeful and pawsitive and be realistic too. Always hope and pray for the best!! If we don’t have hope what is there? Be a pretty sad state to be in.

    You guys know you gave Rusty LIFE! Let alone a cherished Tripawd life of love and spoiling!

    All paws crossed here at the Purrkins Palace for the ALL clear for Rusty the Bunnyman!

    Rusty is cancer free! Rusty is cancer free! Mantra ok? We are saying it too!😘
    Let us know how it goes. 🙏🤞🏻
    Holly & Purrkins❤️

  2. Gina, Nick, and Bunnyman!!
    Oh Rusty you look fabulous! Gina, amazing belly rubs, OMC!!
    Happy ampuversary!! 😽🍦🎂
    I’m so glad to see that life has gotten back to normal for you 🥂
    I wish you many happy healthy years together, it’s so wonderful to hear from you ❤️🔔❤️🔔❤️
    Jackie and Huckleberry ❤️❤️❤️

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