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Tripawds Awareness Day: Jill's Story
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New York, NY
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3 December 2012
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1 March 2013 - 8:17 am
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In June 2012, I noticed a large ulcerous mass on the outside of Jill's paw on her right hind leg.  After an xray of her paw, the decision was made to amputate her toe as the bone in her toe was completely destroyed by the mass.  The pathology came back as osteosarcoma, but with clean margins. My vet and all the oncologists consulted were a little perplexed with what to do, as OSA in a cat is rare and they could only find two cats who had OSA start in a toe and no follow-up information on those cats.  After many hours of consultations, we decided the margins were good enough to just keep an eye on her for now.  However, unfortunately, another mass appeared further up her leg 6 months later and we decided to amputate her leg at that time, followed by four rounds of chemo.

Jill’s right hind leg was amputated on 12/12/12 (has to be good luck, right!?) and she began chemo on 1/9.  She is doing amazing so far and is quite the trooper.  She hops around as if she never had a fourth leg and reminds me each and every day to “be more cat!”  She is my sweet little baby girl and never lets me become upset before she runs up to me with a head butt and a purr.


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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

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1 March 2013 - 8:32 am
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Yay Jill :)   Keep kicking cancer's butt.   From one Winter Warrior to another.  Love ya chemo buddy :)


Sassy & Michelle


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

1 March 2013 - 12:41 pm
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She hops around as if she never had a fourth leg and reminds me each and every day to “be more cat!”


big-grin big-grin big-grin



Sacramento Area, California
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1 March 2013 - 2:59 pm
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Go Jilly!!

"You aren't doing it TO him, you are doing it FOR him. Give him a chance at life."

Check out Fang's blog at

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