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23 July 2014

ted, the miracle dog (feeling grateful)


it was a year ago this week that ted had his cancer surgery, and while the surgery was successful in removing the tumor that was preventing him from being able to eat, we soon learned that his cancer was rare and highly aggressive (invasive mucin cell carcinoma). we made the difficult decision to not put him through any more procedures since his cancer couldn't be cured, and we were told that six months would be an extraordinary outcome.

well, i'm proud to report that a year later, ted is doing GREAT. these pictures were taken today, and while he may be a little slower than he was pre-cancer, he is still barking for food, cuddling up a storm every night, and being the same stubborn and ornery little walker as he ever was. best of all, so far as we can tell, he is in no pain and the only symptom seems to be ongoing anemia, which causes him to be a little less energetic than he would otherwise be, *but* he was the least energetic dog in the universe before the cancer, so really the difference is minute. i know ted's health can't last forever, and i almost feel i'm tempting fate by posting this, but i also never thought we'd make it to this day so there is plenty of reason to celebrate. the last year has been amazing, and i've loved every second of having him by my side- even on those stubborn and ornery walks, when he's pulling one way, while i'm trying to walk another. ;-)


thanks again to every person who has supported and shown ted such love. he doesn't know he has an internet fan club, but it makes his daddy happy to know that so many people love and care for this funny little rescue dog.

7 comments:

lynn said...

Ted is adorable and you are wonderful for giving him such a grand life! You both are blessed!

Pigtown*Design said...

Connor's slowed down so much in the last few months. So glad Teddy's doing better.

MJH DesignArts said...

Hi Christian. I'm so excited to see that Ted is doing incredibly well. Love heals. xoxo Mary

David said...

Feel good Ted!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear about Ted's good health news, he has the most precious face and he always reminded me of my furbaby Fred (also a rescue). Fred had health issues as well so that makes the time we have with them all that more special. Continued good luck to both of you and please give Ted a big kiss for me.

Nita Stacy said...

I've been away from blogging lately and came over here today just to check in to see how Ted is doing. So very happy to hear he is doing just fine. He is a miracle dog. So happy to hear this news.

Caroline said...

Ted is the bestest. It always makes me happy to see his sweet little mug.