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Holly's journey to beat cancer 2018

Holly's Story

July 7, 2018 – The Rainbow Bridge

July 7th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hi Everypawdy. It’s me, Holly. I have an update that may make you leak out of your eyeholes, so brace yourself.

I went to the rainbow bridge today.

It’s beautiful. I can breathe well, run as fast as I want (on FOUR legs again! Can you believe it? BOL!) and get to play with the some members of my pack that I haven’t seen in a while. Especially my momma kitty Angel, who went to the rainbow bridge exactly a year ago yesterday.

I know I haven’t been posting much lately, so let me catch you up to speed. As you may or may not know, I beat the cancers in my leggy back in January. The nice vet lady took my leggy and poof! Cancers were gone. Kicked it in the cookies. But then, after a couple months in between of my mommies starting my brother on chemotherapy for a different type of cancers (ugh!), I got a *different* kind of cancers altogether. This time in my lungies. The mommies and I agreed to kick it in the cookies as much as possible, however we knew from the beginning we were not going to make it better. The mommies just wanted me to have as many good days as possible. So I took my chemos and my Chinese herbies, played with my pack in the backyard sun, snuggled with my kitties, loved on my mommies, and ate as many treaties as I wanted. (And boy, that’s a lot of treaties! The mommies became kind of famous at the treatie store.) And guess what, Facepack? When I started losing interest in my foodies, I even got to eat McDonalds! Can you believe it? Boy, I sure did have a good time with all of my good days.

But then this week was hot and humid in Bernervania — I mean Pennsylvania. Which was hard on my lungies. So I started refusing food, which combined with my increasing cough, made it hard for me to do much of anything. I did manage to get all of the funs in that I could, including yesterday morning when I ran out of the back door, down a flight of steps, to hang out with my pack and survey our backyard under the shade of my big giant squirrel tree. My brothers and sisters stayed with me the wholllle time. But by night time I was struggling. I could only hop 5 to 10 feet at a time before I had to rest. So I spent the night with my sister Jessie by my side, and then this morning my mommies helped me out of the house to go see the nice Mr. Vetty Vet man. I got outside and guess what I did? I RAN! All the way to the car. I looked around, got some good sniffies of the fresh air, and then asked the mommies for help to get in.

Once we got there, I wanted to have one last hurrah. So I ran alllll the way up the ramp and into the door! Nobody was going to carry meeeee, no sir! I did need to rest for a few minutes when I got inside, but then we went into the room and my mommies and the nice Mr. Vetty Vet man told me how wonderful I am. Which is totally true, BOL. They told me it was time for some medicines and then them beddies, which are two of my favorite things. They petted me until I went sleepies, and then afterwards I saw them from above leaking out of their eyeholes and still petting my furs. I told them, silly mommies, I’m up here now. Watching over you. <3

The mommies and I want to thank all of you for going on this journey with me. From our friends and family, to our Berner group (11,000 and counting!), to our tripaw fwiends, to our foster/rescue group Justice Rescue, you all were there with us through both the good times and the bad. Your support means absolutely everything to us. Knowing that our little fur family is loved across the world — wow, what a gift. Thank you all and I will make sure to give lots of kissies to your babies who are here with me too at the rainbow bridge.

Until we meet again. I love you all.

~ Holly

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June 12, 2018

June 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hi Everypawdy! Holly here! Mommy and Grandmaw took me and my furbrother Ace today to sees the Nice Oncologist Vet Lady. My furbrother, Ace, wents first and he gots good news, he is nows in remissions! I’ms so happy for hims, he’s been fighting hards too!

Next it was my turns and I didn’t gets good news. I had my blood works, urinalysis and chest x-ray dones so they could checks the nasty cancer stuffs to see what it’s doings. The Nice Oncologist Vet Lady tolds us that my cancers has slowed downs but that it is still growing in my lungs. Somes of my turmors are biggers and I has mores of them than befores. I’ms so sads Facepack!!!! I was hopings for better news. I heard Mommy sayings curses words agains about the cancers, she’s really upsets too. Don’t worry Facepack, I covered my ears for the bads curses words. I agrees withs the Mommies, cancer sucks, so the curses words were ok for the Mommy to say this time! I won’t punishes her in time out for sayings them.

I guess what I really don’t understands is that I have beens feeling betters lately. I takes alls of my medicines. I eats alls of my foods and I don’t coughs at alls like I did befores. I have even been goings out back agains with my pack to play, down the steps, to the back yard! I thoughts for sures that the bad nasty cancer stuffs would have been shrinkings or at least not growings.

Nows we has a new plan. We had a conferences call with the other Mommy and we are changings ones of the chemo pills that I takes to see if that helps to stop this bad nasty cancer stuff from growings any mores, maybe even shrinks it. I am stayings on the Palladia since the Nice Oncologist Vet Lady thinks that is the medicine that is helpings me the most. I am nows goings to be taking Chlorambucil insteads of Cytoxan. Hopefully this will kicks these tumors where the sun doesn’t shine, in the biscuits! BOL!

I hads a long talks with the Mommies and Grandmaw. They are soooo prouds of me for being such a strong girl and for fightings this nasty cancer stuffs so hard. I’m really fightings hard Facepack! Grandmaw took me for a special treat after my appointment today which mades me feel much betters. I really loves my Grandmaw. <3

Here are my pretty pictures from my travels today for you all to sees. I'm a beautiful girl. I'm still smilings and fighting hards. Please continues to send me positive thoughts and prayers if you has the time. They really helps me! Loves, Holly <3

P.S. – My mommy took lots of pictures of me todays but the rests of the files are toos big to puts on heres. Mommy said she will takes more pictures for alls of you to sees laters.


May 15, 2018

May 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Holly and her furbrother Ace teamed up tonight for a post. Ace was diagnosed with MCT in March 2018. As you can all imagine, we’ve had our hands full!

Good evenings Everypawdy! It’s me, Ace! Mommy said Holly and I has to shares the computer, so I’ms going first and thens Holly gets a turn. I hads a long day. Mommy tooks me for that chemo stuffs again. We talked to the nice Oncologist Vet Lady and tolds her how ruff my last treatment was. I had stuffs coming from boths ends! Can you imagines!!!! Yuck! No wonders the Mommies tooks me for a bath and groomings! Well, after lots of talkings the nice Oncologist Vet Lady felt it best to lower my chemo dose this time. Something about build ups, I guesses that’s whys it came outs boths ends last time, BOL! Hopefully this works betters for me. I has 2 more chemo stuffs to go and thens they said they thinks I’m going to be in remissions. Paws crossed! Tomorrows I sees the Holistic Vet Lady for mores Chinese Herbs and acupunctures. Alls of these car rides…well at least Mommy plays goods musics! Ok, Holly’s turn, I’ms going to rest nows. I loves you alls! <3 Ace

Hi Everypawdy, Holly here! I wents to see the nice Holistic Vet Lady today and boy oh boy did she gives me some good stuffs! I got Chinese Herbs to helps with my belly and wanting to eats the foodies. I also got somes Chinese herbies that helps with shrinkings the tumors. She did a strange thing to me, she stucks pins in me! Don't worry Facepack, they didn't hurt me. They called it acupunctures and it made me feels a bit betters. I has lots of pills nows to takes, but I'ms takings alls of them. I really likes my Holistic Vet Lady, she told me that I'ms sooo strong and sooo smart and beautifuls! Yep, she's a good lady for sures! Berner kisses to alls of you! <3 Holly

P.S. Please keeps sending those pawsitive thoughts and prayers for us. <3 Ace & Holly


May 14, 2018

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Well hello there, Everypawdy. It’s me, Holly. I went to the barky place today to see the nice vet lady. We spent a lot of time in the lobby where I saw all kinds of other barkers, and even some meowmeows. I love meowmeows! It was all very interesting but I did take some breaks for posing with my mommies and getting belly rubs.

Finally, the mommies took me in to my usual room with the nice vet lady. She told me she liked my haircut and that I’m a good girl. Well duh, I already knew that! BOL! Then the mommies and the nice vet lady looked at pictures of my lungies, which were all full of blobs. Which is weird, because I’m not coughing very much. But they said the blobbies are the bad cancer stuff, and so is the big growth where my shoulder blade used to be. They said it seems to be a different kind than the one in my old boo boo leggie. It’s probably histiocytic sarcoma, which is what the vetty-vet thought I had before they took my boo boo leggie away, but the boo boo leggie only had nerve sheath sarcoma in it.

So anywayyyy, now I have to take medicines just like my brother Ace. They said it may make me feel icky, but they are going to get me other medicines to fix that. The mommies think that these medicines will hopefully help me have lots more good days to spend time with my pack. I like my pack, so I took my medicines happily tonight!

Well, I’m off to take a nap. I used up so many of my energies showing all of the peoples how pretty I am, I’m kind of exhausted! BOL! Thank you all for sending me love notes from all over the world. My mommies leak out of their eyesies when they read them to me. Which means they appreciate all of you as much as I do. Please keep them coming. They help more than you know. Love you all!!

Holly girl ❤


May 11, 2018

May 12th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Hi Everypawdy! It’s mees, Holly. Mommy took mees to sees Mr. Vet Man today for my follow up blood work and chest x-ray. We gots bads news. That nasty cancer stuffs is back agains. It’s in mys lungs and in the area around my incision from my amputation. I’ms so upset and my Mommies are too. I heard Dino Mommy say curses words about the cancers picking on me. I won’t repeat the words, but I agree withs her. This has been ruffs! The Mommies are takings me on Monday back to see the nice Oncologist Vet Lady. The Mommies said I’ms also going to meet the Holistic Vet Lady for some Chineese herbs. I’ms going to fights this as hard as I can. Please say some prayers for mees. <3 Holly