Today on Tripawd Tuesday, meet Rufus Stink Eye. He’s a 6 year old Boston Terrier who was recently diagnosed with Histiocytic Sarcoma. His Momma Katie Jamieson wrote to us to share his journey with the community. She writes:
Rufus is a 6 year old Boston Terrier who loves playing “chase me around the garden”, loves singing “Happy Birthday” and can even ring a bell. But best of all, Rufus is known for flashing his famous Stink Eye.
Rufus was diagnosed with a Histiocytic Saroma (and lost his leg at the end of December).
Stink Eye is back to his delightful self and running around like he has always had three legs.
His incision is all healed up, his levels are all back to normal (almost) and he has regained the little weight that he lost post op.
After the tumor was removed, they sent his leg off to be tested and they found no additional cancer.
What is in store for Stink?
Well, we have got a one month follow up coming up where they will recheck his blood pressure, serum biochemistry profile, blood count and urinalysis. We will do some chemo to kill any additional cancer cells that may be floating around the rest of his body. He will also need another ultrasound and xray around the 6 month/1 year mark to make sure we are not missing anything.
The doctors only told us 1-2 more years but in my heart I feel like he has way more than that.
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