Cancer Free!!

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Last week we recieved the best news ever! After the (hopefully) last time of dropping Bentley off at the hospital for a whole day they let us know his chest and abdomen all look good and no evidence of any cancer cells!!! It has been such a long road but to think in only 6 months after his amputation with 8 rounds of CCNU chemo he is now cancer free!!! The Doctor of course said its not necessarily permanent for now which is scary but I’m not even thinking it will come back. Once again he had histiocytic sarcoma which is a very aggressive cancer. I can’t thank this site enough for everyone’s support throughout our journey and we will continue to keep you updated with the good and bad. Thank you!!
Xoxo
Bentley and Mamaimage


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Happy as a Clam

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Hi everyone! I realized I’m not on this site as much when things are going well and I thought for those struggling I would bring hope to. So far Bentley is doing GREAT! Yesterday was his 2 month ampuversary and I can’t be more surprised. He goes on longer walks than I’d ever expect. Runs up and down the stairs (while I hold my breath hoping he doesn’t fall). He’s even been playing with some dogs during our walks on his leash. The stroller is still very useful it’s just a pain in the butt for me to take down the stairs and put together and wheel next to hop running until he gets tired. We went on a super long walk today and he still had energy and just kept going it was amazing. I tried to get him to walk back home because I knew he’d be tired and didn’t have the stroller. None the less he pulled me to the other side of Manhatten and we took a cab home. He slept the rest of the day today. I’ve included pictures because it is just too cute! He has also successfully gone through 3 chemo treatments. His blood count has been slightly low so they keep lowering his dose but his spirits are so high. I owe so much gratitude to this site for helping us through everything thus far. imageSidewalk

Chemo- Round 1

SleepingBToday Mr. B went in for an abdominal ultrasound to check if there were any more tumors or visible cancer formations. Good news there was nothing! I was going to wait a bit longer for chemo, but the oncologist said she thinks he’s healthy enough now to start so he also started his first treatment. When I picked him up he had more energy than usual and I could see more life in his eyes. (He didn’t have any tramadol today which i think is where his extra energy came from) however, the second we got in the taxi to come home he passed out on the floor, which is not like him. Normally he moves from window to window but he was calm this morning so I’m not worried. I was thinking maybe since he was walking well out of the hospital he would be able to walk a little bit home. Boy was I wrong he was stubborn and only wanted to walk the direction away from home. After standing in the same spot for 10 minutes I carried him to the end of the block and then made him walk the rest of the way home (which took a neighbor getting him excited to move).
In other news he has been able to walk down stairs with my assistance using the web master harness and walk up some. It is amazing that when he wants to move he can with no problem. He just learned if he stands still more people will come by and pet him.