||In Loving Memory of
Died May 28th, 2006 aged 8 yrs
Tom's Brave Warrior diagnosed with Lymphoma
December 26th 2003 & Fought the Good Fight!
B.J. July 3rd '05
"BJ, our male Miniature Schnauzer, was diagnosed with
cancer, Lymphoma, 12-26-03 via biopsy. Originally our vet said he
had just 1-2 months without treatment and 4-6 months with treatment.
We decided to go to the Specialists, Dr Ray Radd and Dr Jessica
Heard, who said 12-18 months. We started BJ on the COPP protocol
that day, 12-31-03. BJ went into remissions and stayed in remission
for 18 months. His second remission lasted for about 9 months and
though we tried and tried we just could not get the third remission.
BJ was the "poster boy" for chemo, minimal side
effects and he maintained a high quality of life the whole time. In
fact he was out chasing squirrels the day before he died!
Sadly, most dogs do not make it to the one year mark once
diagnosed with Lymphoma. BJ was just short of 2 1/2 yrs since dx.
That is a great testament to our team of Vets (Dr Mann and Dr Rudd),
vet techs (Tracy and Lina), our support groups, his homemade diet,
his family's help and support but, most of all, the fight in my boy!
BJ died in the car next to me, while heading for his favourite
place to go, his vet's office. He raised his head, looked up at me
and then stretched out and took a nap! Even in death BJ took care of
his Dad as I was dreading having to make the "final decision"
BJ was a laid back dog, unusual for a Schnauzer, but never
backed down from anything or anyone. The list includes dogs, geese,
ducks, possums and his favourite pastime, chasing and catching
He was and still is giving hope and inspiration to those still
in the fight againt Lymphoma.
BJ was a true Cancer Warrior who willingly went to the vets,
walking in with his tail wagging and was the perfect patient, even
wagging his tail during treatments."
Butkus and B.J.
B.J. and the Hooter Girls
Rob and B.J.
"This was right after BJ was diagnosed with cancer, Rob
was heading back to Richmond, Va after a short visit.
Told him to fight the cancer and Win"
"We Believe He Did"!!!
RIP B.J. Your fight was tremendous and has inspired so
many of us!
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