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Life Through Hudson's Eyes

Hudson's life after his Osteosarcoma diagnosis.

Life Through Hudson's Eyes

Hello world, I’m Hudson!

April 14th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hello all!


My name is Hudson and I am a fun, loving, energetic and goofy border collie/husky mix pup. I was born on July 11th, 2016, which makes me approximately 15 years old if I were a human. I have two loving pawrents, my Mommy and my Eddy (my dad), who do everything with me and take me on the most fun adventures. I like long walks, chewing on bones, playing with other dogs (especially my brother Koda-see us below), chasing after balls, and flinging my favourite toys around at home (stuffed dragons are the best!).

An ideal day for me is to go on some kind of adventure with my Mommy and Eddy outside. For me, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing. You will find me running after snowballs and making snow “Huddy’s” in the winter, going on long hikes in the spring, swimming for hours in the summer, and playing in leaf piles in the fall. As long as I am with my favourite people or dogs it is a good day.

Recently, my right wrist started hurting after I took a tumble getting off the bed two months ago. My Mommy called my Dr. and he told her that it was likely a sprain and that I should go easy on my paw for a bit. I got better right away after a few good sleeps and I was back to playing with my friends and learning agility. After especially big plays the pain would be back the next day. I went to see the Dr. again to get checked out. They felt all over my leg and bent it in all sorts of ways. But they didn’t find any scary lumps or bumps so I was cleared to go home and get more rest so I could play and do all the fun things I loved again. But this time, the pain never left. I tried to hide it from my pawrents, but I eventually started to limp everywhere I went.

About two weeks ago I went back to the Dr. This time I got something called an x-ray where they can see into my bones (sounds so cool, right?!). They took a bone picture of both of my front legs. The Dr. told my Mommy and Eddy that it looked like my right wrist bone possibly had a bruise on it, but he sent it off to a special bone-reading Dr. (mom says he was called a Radiologist) to double check. Later that week my Mommy and Eddy got really sad one night and hugged and kissed me a whole bunch. I didn’t understand what was going on, but they were saying something about bone cancer, and that that might be what was wrong with me. But neither them nor my Dr. was sure.

After that I have been spending a lot more time with my Mommy and Eddy visiting all sorts of Dr.’s. On Tuesday we went for a big car ride to a new city to go see another Dr. After the Dr. talked to my pawrents for a bit about me, he took me away from them into his big office out back where I took a little nap. When I woke up I had this super cool blue bandage on my leg. Mommy says I got something called a bone biopsy. Apparently getting one of those can help the Dr’s know for sure what is wrong with my wrist.

Then, after a few days of waiting, my Mommy and Eddy got extra sad after a phone call with my Dr. Apparently, I have something called Osteosarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer. They tell me that the reason my wrist hurts so much is because this cancer is thinning the wall of my wrist bone, and they are worried my bone might break, which sounds super scary. Since then my walks have been shorter and my plays are less rough than before. I have been taking a lot more naps too, which helps my leg feel better. My pawrents have told me that the pain will go away soon, and that I am going to be something called a Tripawd. On Tuesday I am going to have my right leg amputated, and I am going to live the rest of my life on three legs. I have met a few dogs on three legs before, and they are badass! I’m so excited to join this elite club and show all my four-legged friends what I can do after I recover.

I have decided to start this blog in hopes of showing all my favourite people and my pawrents just how happy my life is before and after I become a Tripawd. I hope this will bring you all some joy as you see my journey unfold.

Love, Hudson.


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6 Comments so far ↓

  • Martha

    Hudson, we love you so much!!! You are such an amazing, wonderful dog!! I know you will be back to your silly self in no time! 😊❤️

  • Michelle

    Welcome Hudson and family. You are a beautiful boy. You actually share my birthday. You will be playing and doing all those fun things before you know it. Yes, it might hurt for a little bit after your amputation and you might be a little sluggish for the first few weeks while you get used to only having 3 legs but before you know it. You will be having fun again.

    Keep us informed of how you are doing.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

    • huddysmom

      That is so cool that we share a birthday! I can’t wait to show you all the fun I will be having as a tripawd!

  • tlahaye

    Welcome to the community. You are a lucky dog to have such great Pawrents.

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