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Rebel update

As many of you know, Rebel has hemangiosarcoma--a fast spreading and devastating cancer in his spleen. We are celebrating every day we get with him, but today marks day 189 since diagnosis. He was given 8-88 days to live and he has beaten the odds and made it 101 days past their initial estimates.

He is a little skinny and not as active, but he is in no pain and is still his snugly, booty wagging, bulldog self. We have had to make some pretty tough decisions, and we can only move forward knowing we made those choices out of love for our baby boy. From the start, my goal has been quality of life over quantity of life. We just stopped all medication last week because it was a 30 minute battle three times a day combined with no appetite and diarrhea. His appetitie has improved, we aren't forcing 20 pills down his throat, and he has normal poop now. Again, we might lose some time but the time we have will be better.

Maybe he will make it to his 11th Christmas this year (he does love his stocking) and maybe not. Either way, I am thankful for all the joy he has brought to my life and the bonus days he has given me defeating the odds. Only a bully is stubborn enough to show up the oncologists!

Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

Happy to hear he's feeling good...

that's half the battle with cancer.  Continued good thoughts for your boy.

Stephanie and David's picture

Thank you for showing yr sweet and perfect bulldog perfect love

I can't imageine what you are going through. Thank you for giviing your bullie such love.

This is a great update...............

and you have made life so nice for your boy!  


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



Miss Piggy and Trouble's picture


Thank you for the update....

Rebel is a born fighter.....

GOD BLESS him and you, for your continued love and support.....


Bulldogs changed our life!!!!!

Pegsy's picture

Tearing while reading

Tearing while reading words are necessary

except...(((hugs))),no matter what happens he knows 

beyond comprehession he has been loved 

smoochies the scrunchy face

Emma's picture

Me to Pegsy. Tears while reading

Thank you for the update. I admire your strength and love you show him. You both are lucky to have each other. thankyou for sharing your unconditional love for one another with us. You specialspecial

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

hugs and love

to you and rebel!



Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack



attitude is altitude!



ArchimedesMommy's picture

Sending HUGS and lotsa prayers to Rebel and all of you.....

SOo happy he has made it longer than they said.....sweet boy!!  I LOVE what you said about a bully showing those oncologists!!!! :-)
I got tears in my eyes when you mentioned him loving his stocking......!!!  Sending prayers and HUGS that he'll be okay and

happy and celebrate Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   


Our three JOYS !!!  

Sophie,  Meaty,  and, Professor   (adopted in March 2016, went to Rainbow Bridge Dec. 2016)  

Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!