Friday, 15 August 2008

Home at last!

Yea, I'm finally back home! I can't tell you how good it feels to be back in my own bed. I didn't want the pawparazzi taking pix today as I'm a little tired and my hair is a bit askew. Hope you can wait until tomorrow...

Let me start with the science stuff first. I found out today that my tumour was a low grade pulmonary bronchiolo-alveolar adenocarcinoma. That's a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? It's a kinda bad tumour as it's malignant, but the good news is that it doesn't seem to have spread elsewhere and from now on I'm scheduled to have chest x-rays every 3 months to check that it doesn't try and sneak back. They just can't get enough of my handsome old self at that hospital! They also discovered that I have early cataracts in both eyes so I've got to see the ophthalmologist every 6 months to check for inflammation. My eyes are a little bit dry, probably because of the medication I've been taking so the Js are having to add artificial tears to my eyes 6 TIMES A DAY, plus an ointment at night...hope it doesn't mess with my eyebrows too much.

Thank you for all your messages; I'm going to post about my barkday tomorrow and show you my pawsome cards, but for the moment I think it's time for a nap. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


the 4 Bs said...

hi Jackson, WELCOME HOME, dude. we're so happy that you're home and you're doing well and it's your birthday and your J's are happy and you are happy and LIFE IS GOOD! we will keep up with all of the paw power, dogstar wishes and healing poodle vibes and we will keep you strong and healthy for many more years to come. okay? we're just happy to know you're home and doing good. YIPPEE!!!!!

woofs from your loyal friends,
the 4Bs and their mom

Eric said...

Jackson buddy!!! Pawsome to hear from you. It's wagging wonderful you're back home.Just in time for your bark day. I'm on my way down to see you at the weekend. And thank dog they are taking such good care of you with all the check ups and stuffies.
Happy Barkday!! Look out for Mr. Postie next week!

Wiry wags, Eric x x x

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh isn't it GOOD to be home..the best birthday present ever(for you and the J's)Have a lovely long rest in your little bed, then maybe a little cup of tea and then back to sleep.PL's last puppy had to have drops in his eyes that often's very refreshing...We love ya man!!! Love and very gentle kisses and licks and hugs A+A

Lenny said...



Six times a day? Wow... I hope that you never have real tears, just artifical ones!

Your friend, Lenny

Blue said...

Welcome home, my fav. WFT!
And, a Happy Barkday too.
Sleep well & I'll visit again tomorrow.

Love, pats& pets

Stanislaw said...

Happy birthday buddy!

You've got a billion reasons to celebrate!

jaffeboy said...

Oh Jax. It's sooooooo nice to know that you're now home & snuggling up to J1 & J2 on the warm bed.

Rest up lots so you can pawty over the weekend!!!

Happy burpday to you, buddy!

Deefor said...

Hi Jackson. I'm so happy you are home and getting better. I make a wish on the doggie star for you every night. Happy Barkday.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad you're home, Jackson! Rest up so you can have the best birthday pawty ever!
Happy birthday!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


I bet your people are happy - I know the DWB world is!!

Paws khrossed and my fluffy tail is still up fur your rekhovery!!!

PeeEssWoo: My mom uses Blink, Refresh, etc several times a day since she was LASIK'd - makes her see and feel better - I help when EYE khan!

Abby said...

Hi, Jackson...

We're soooo glad you are home...You & your family have been through such an ordeal..

We're gonna say Happy Birthday now...& we're gonna be very quiet so we don't disturb you...

You'll have lots of great nurses to take care of you...

Hope you feel alot better really soon...Our thoughts and prayers are still with you...The Dogstar is full of wishes for you...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Yay! We're soooooo glad you're home! Happy Barkday! We'll check in on you tomorrow. Rest well and save up your strength for your proper barkday celebration. We'll still be barkin' at the dogstar for you!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

The Airechicks said...


We're sooooo GLAD your home - Happy dancing at our house..

Rest & relax and let the J's watch over you.....

J's if you need ANYTHING ...we're here ..

We LOVE you Jackson....

P.S. six time isn't bad think of all the lovely treats and love hugs you get.....


Molly and Taffy said...

We are so pleased you are home safe and sound.
Hope those nursies tiptoe quietly around you tonight, not like the nursies in hospitals with hob nailed boots.
Have a good nights rest and Happy Birthday.
Molly and Taffy

Asta said...

Welcome home sweet Pwince!
Get some good west and nouwishment and know that we love you and will continue wishing on the dogstaw fow you..hope the Birfday flyby cheewedyou up
smoochie kisses

Sparky said...


Welcome back home, it's good to hear from ya! I hope you have a grrrrEAT day, and rest well!


Deetz said...

Welcome Home!!!! You go rest up and watch some good tv and sneep all you want too. You will be back in action in no time. Its good you will go get checked every three months, so you stay healthy and all. Gizmo has a malignant tumor too and he is doing okay still...PAW POWER

George the Pup said...

Happy Bark-day Jackson! I'm so glad that you are home and on the road to recovery. The kitties and I are still thinking good healing thoughts for you!

Lacy said...

w00f's jackson, me will b verwy quiet, but me iz shure glad u is shure u will git lots of hugs and kisses today...we hope u has many many more barkdays, me has u a carwd on me will give u a gentle kiss on the snoot and tell u nitey well, my friend..

b safe,

The Girl said...

We've been lurking for quite a while, and we are so happy to hear you're home! And happy barkday!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan & The Girl

FleasGang said...

Oh Jackson. We're so pleased that your home and the news is good :-) We'll keep praying for your good health!

The FleasGang

P.S. So do you think you might be getting glasses?

FleasGang said...

Oh yeah we forgot - Happy Barkday!!!!

B. Roan said...

Hi Jackson,
I'm really happy you are home. Willie sends greetings and well wishes for a speedy recovery. Have a wonderful birthday! BJ & Willie

Daniella said...

Welcome home dear Jax. Is there any place better than home with those who love you? No. (I'm not a rhetorical sort of fellow).
Sleep well and sweet dreams of all your pals who continue to keep you in their thoughts and prayers.

Ax and FAm

Asta Marie said...

Why Jackson...

I am so happy that you made it home OK and happy to hear that it sounds like they got that big bad tumor in the nick of time. It's great news that it hasn't invaded anywhere else as you really need all the other bodily parts that make you such a special wire. Everyone will be anxious for you to be well enough to celebrate your barkday in style but rest up and get well and know that everyone is barkin' at ya !!!!!

Asta Marie, Dewey Dewster and Toby

Beta said...

Happy Barkday Jackson. I'm so glad to hear you'll be celebrating at home.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad you're home, Jackson. Asta and so many others have been worried sick about you. You're lucky to have such beautiful and talented nursies.

Anonymous said...

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Hammer said...

Dear Jackson
It's great to hear that you are back home with your J's where you belong. Have a good rest, mate. You have been through so much, and your J's too.
Love from Hammer, Susan and our family

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
Happy Birthday!
I am so happy to know you are at home now!
That "thing" you had sounds scary but thankfuly the vet took it away from you!
I will be waiting for your birthday post!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

Shmoo said...

Welcome home Jackson, take it easy and let the humans wait on you hand and foot. Once in a while, just let out a little whimper and they'll scramble to get you some livergreat and pamper you.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad that you are home and that the vet has you schedule to keep everything going great.
Happy early Barkday..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Charlie Daniels said...

Welcome home Jackson! :-)



Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Jackson -

Happy Barkday! We are glad you are home with your family. Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Anonymous said...

Oh Jackson. Were very glad that you are home and feeling much better! We will say lots of doggie prayers for a speedy recovery!

Gucci said...

Happy barkday Mr. Jackson!!


Sophie Brador said...

Oh Jackson, I'm so glad you were home for your barkday. I can't think of a better present that you could have give yourself than getting better enough to go home. And I just know the J's are thrilled! Drag about that tumour business, but very cool that it hasn't spread. In a way, you're kind of lucky with those xrays, because every three months, you will get extra cookies and loads of attention from the nurses.

I'm so so so happy for you Jax! I hope you feel well enough to join the chat on Sunday. Mom says we'll probably be late, because she has two b-day parties to go to on Saturday night, and she won't let me fire up the computer on my own. Grrr.

Sleep well my friend, and keep on getting better.


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Jackson,
We are sooooo glad your home. What a time you've had. That nasty tumour is a mouthful to say but you mention that it's low grade. That's a good thing right!!
You make sure you get lots of rest because we're ready to party for your barkday when you're up to it.
Take it easy matie and it's great news that your home.

Big big tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Joe Stains said...

Such good news buddy, happy birthday!!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Jackson...I'm so happy you are home. Please take it easy, relax and let the Nursies take care of you. happy barkday and many many more!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Homer said...

Happy Birthday Jackson and welcome home!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh's so nice to have you outta that hospital! I hope your bed is made up the way you like it...have some tea!!! I'm taking night shift tonight and I'm putting my basket right beside yours in case you need one single thing.

Now if your side hurts, you need to let us know, so we can give you your medicine, Kay???

Saturday, you can be out of bed, with assistance...we'll be ambulating you around the house a bit to expand your lungs.

Make sure you drink some tea or water tonight to stay hydrated, Kay sweet Boy???

Oh Jackson...we're so glad ur surgery's over and you can be on the mend!


LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

Yeah!!!!, Jackson's home, Jackson's home, we're so pleased for you and your J's.
Licks and licks,
Sally & Jasper x

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

jackson friend..
we are so happy you are ok now...
and in you house...
we came back to home too...
send you all our love...

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Jackson,

So glad to hear you are home with the J's and resting in your own comfy bed. Happy Birthday wishes and many more. Hope you get a lot of new toys to test. Take advantage of all the pampering and get well soon.

Luna Licks,

Luna, Joan & John

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Happy Barkday Jackson!!!! I bet you have a just too "cool" scar.... and a great story to go with it. So glad your home and feeling better.

Apache and her tribe

erin said...

Jackson, I am so glad to hear that you are home. I'm sure your humans are waiting on you paw and foot. Eyedrops six times a day!?! Geez, I hate those things! Everytime my girl approaches me with those drops in her hand I go running the other way. I'm sure you can manage though since you're so tough.