Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ben Ben Update

Friends, this is Benny's nurse. Call me Nurse Lily. He went to the uncl-ologist (Oncologist) Thursday.  He got a chemo shot.  He took it like Big Boy Benny. So far so good, no side effects.

Although brother's whole liver is bad with "C" we are still waiting to hear if its "mast cell..." or "lymphoma." Lymphoma is a tiny bit better. We will keep our Benny as comfortable as comfortable can be. He may have a month or 87 months, but one day at a time friends.  Benny will "Fight Like A Frenchie."

 He has no pain and is eating like a champ. Thank you... thank you friends. I know you got Benny's back.

Snorts, Benny & Lily


  1. We've gotcha covered Benny. Your nurse is adorable!

  2. OH BENNY you look super in your ROBE. HECK you look super in a Hat or even just in your furs.

    We know that Nurse LILY and your mom are taking super grrrreat care of you.

    Glad that the medicine the Uncle Ologist thingy gave you hasn't had any bad effects. THAT is super.
    You just keep Fightin like a FRENCHIE. We are all rootin fur you.

  3. Lily, make sure you take care of yourself too. When our Loki got sick, the stress from being the nurse made our Gemi sick too. There was nothing wrong other then she was stressed out. So you make sure you take some time for you.

    Enjoy every second with Benny!

  4. Benny you look great in your robe.
    Big Hugs to you and nurse Lily (love the nurse hat)
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Hey Lily!
    Wow, you are a super nurse and I know you'll be helping him out tons.
    Hey Benny!
    Wow, your robe looks totally comfy and I was so happy to see all of Blogville behind you. We will all enjoy every minute of every day no matter what.
    BTW: Thanks so much for joining me in my event today! You both look amazing in your entries.
    Grr and a Wet Woof,
    Sarge, Water Mania Host

  6. Now that's the BEST looking nurse we've seen in a long, long time!

    We're happy Benny that you tolerated the shot so well!! And to hear that you are eating like a champ is pawsome too.

    Keep FLAF Benny. We're here to support you 100%.


    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. Young Master Benson....what a great and comfy looking robe. Do they come in people sizes? Where can I get one? Lily, you're doing a great job helping Benny be comfortable. Well done, Frenchies!

  8. Praying that it is the Lymphoma and that Benny has many many years enjoying his good life. Nurse I think you are doing a fine job!
    Seize the Moment!
    Noreen & Hunter

  9. Hi Lily! You remember that our brother Gizmo had the evil "C" a couple of years ago. There wasn't really anything that his dogtor could do for him 'cept keep him comfortable, so that's just what we did. We hung out, and he had visitors and we laid with him and he got tons and tons of snuggles from everyone - especially us. We really knew when he wanted space from us and when he wanted snugles. You have a very hard job of keeping Benson AND your mom from getting too sad. We've got YOUR back!


    Bart and Ruby

  10. Thanks so much'ums Nurse Lily for the update. Be sure to check his ears, too...BOL! :) Wesa knows you like to nibble on them.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  11. I'm glad Benny is in best paws now with you Nurse Lily. I'm sure he will fight like a Frenchie - and they always win.

  12. Well nurse Lily with you at the helm we know Benny can put in for the big easy this weekend. Take it slow pal and get plenty of rest. The whole of Blogville is rooting and tooting for you.
    Peeps we are thinking of you.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. as the marines say benny... hold to the line.
    tons of healing love being sent your way darling boy. xoxoxo

  14. Continued love and prayers being sent your way, Benny.

    Jack's friend,

  15. Nurse Lily you are doing a great job. You look very comfy in your robe Benny. Keep up the Fight!

    Millie & Walter

  16. So glad to hear Benny has not had any side-effects from his chemo Nurse Lily. When our dad had his chemo, he was throwing up for days and all his furs fell out, he he! That is very good advice to take it one day at a time.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  17. You're such a great nurse Lily...Give Benny a big *snoogle* from me...Have a peaceful Saturday

  18. Thank you for the update sweet Lily. Your such a good nursie!
    Tell Benny that there is a song I wish I could sing to him.
    Its a Ellen Degeneras song- about a fishie who sings "just keep swimming"
    I had a dream about the fishie and gave the message to Benny.. and to
    Keep Fighting Like a Frenchie!! One day at a time.
    I love you all.

  19. Your post has some hope in it and that's good. You're right, one day at a time. The most important thing is to do the very best that you can for Benny. He's getting his meds, the best care that you can arrange, love and support from you and Lily and his friends online. Push ahead and whatever happens, you'll always be able to look back without any regrets or second guesses.

  20. You know we have Benny's back! Nurse Lily I think you just might be the bestest nurse he could ever have.

  21. Oh Lily, you are such a Pro at bein' a nurse! You look FABulous in the nurse's hat! I knows you'll take good care of Benny, and watch overs him, and your Mom!
    You know Blogville has gots your backs!!
    Ruby ♥

  22. We'll be by Benny's side through the whole process, along with nurse Lily.
    Sending lots of positive and healing vibes your way!

  23. You are such a sweet little nurse, Lily. You're taking great care of him.
    Keep resting and keep fighting Benny!

    You're all still in our prayers. We love you guys!
    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

  24. Hi Nurse Lily! Thanks for the pupdate. We have been wondering how our friend Benny is doing. Tell him we are still thinking of him!

  25. dear lily
    we are babysitting baby bean today so mom snuck on here real fast to let you know we are thinking of you guys...listen to your friends and take care of yourself and momma too lily sometimes when we are taking care of those we love the hardest we forget to count ourselves among them. hugs to all of you
    stella rose, mag and gussie

  26. Dear Nurse Lily....Mom and I are ever so much relieved to know that you are on duty. Ben Ben has 2 of the finest and most prettiest nurses in the whole US of A!!
    I send you, Benny the Brave and your sweet devoted mom a great big sloppy kitty kiss....MOL...and Mom sends you a gentle hug. Hey we are joining Benny Buddies and are organizing a Scavenger Hunt to help ...stay tuned next week for the announcement.
    yours truly
    Madi and Mom

  27. So happy to hear you are not in pain sweet Ben!!! WE are praying and praying for you dear boy!!!

  28. You've got the best nurse EVER, so I know you'll be feeling better in no time!

  29. We're sooo glad to hear that Benny is eating well and no side effects from the chemo shot. Hang in there and know that the blogosphere loves you!

  30. it is good to hear he is doing okay

  31. Whoa look handsome in your robe! Nurse are the BEST medicine! Keep on Fightin!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  32. Nurse Lily, you are doing a pawsome job of taking care of sweet Benny Boy. He's SO lucky to have you.

  33. Stay strong Benny and keep on eating, you need the energy to fight!

  34. That's it Benny....slowly gets there. We're so happy you're eating. Must be those wonderful nurses you have.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  35. Howdy Nurse Lily. Glad to hear Benny is going ok and eating well. You are doing a marvellous job looking him. You are in our hearts and thoughts mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  36. You've got a wonderful nurse there Benny and glad to hear your'e eating well and no side effects.
    Jo & the Pugs xxxxxx

  37. We are glad that you are taking such good care of him. In the book mom read it said that chemo isn't as hard on dogs as it is on people. We don't know if it was only the specific kind in the book or all. We hope it is all.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  38. Lily, we know you're doing a great job of taking care of Benny. We are sending lots of purrrrrrrrrrrrrs. Hang tough, Benny.

    Hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  39. You have a great nurse, Benny. And you sure do have a whole lot of friends standing with you too. Hang in there, buddy.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  40. We are glad to hear that Benny is putting up the good fight, and that you and your mom are taking such good care of him! We're thinking of you!


  41. Lily, we are sure you are the most wonderful nurse and will take excellent care of Benny. We are relived to hear that he is doing so well after getting the chemo shot. So glad he is eating well. We are sending our very best healing purrs and lots of love

  42. we loves you to bits benny

    urban hounds

  43. We are sure you are an awesome nurse, Lily. If you need any help, you just let us know. Lucky is great at nursing, if she doesn't fall asleep on the job.


  44. First off, Benny, your robe looks terrific!!
    Secondly, you have the bestest nurse ever taking care of you.
    Thirdly, you chill and let them wait on you and enjoy the hugs!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  45. I really wish I'd known about the tributes everyone was doing for Benny on Friday. If I had, my boys and I would have pawticipated.

    Glad to hear that Benny is doing as well as can be expected and that his appetite is still good. I'm sure a lot of that can be contributed to Nurse Lily!

    I love that robe!

  46. Glad to hear the chemo wasn't too bad Benny and Nurse Lily....we do think that robe of yours is pawsome and comfy/cozy looking. The purrfect outfit when you're feeling a bit poorly. We know you're "fighting like a Frenchie" buddy....and we're all sending you lots of good vibes and energy. You are well loved EVERYWHERE my friend.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  47. Pawsome Nurse Lily. Sending Golden Healing Thoughts to Benny. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  48. I never lost my appetite when I was fighting the big C.
    Keep eating Benny. FLAF !!

    Love the robe.

    Mommy's girls

  49. Our friend Scylla from Alasandra the Cats and Dogs told us about Benny. The Tomcat home has our purr motors going for you!

  50. Thank you, Lily, for taking such good care of Benny! We're praying for 87 months or more ... KEEP FIGHTING LIKE A FRENCHIE, Benny!!!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  51. Sending more healing hugs to Benny. Great that he's enjoying his food.
    Toodle pip!

  52. I'm so sorry we missed the news about Fight like a Frenchie day. We would have participated if we'd have known. We're thinking of you -- fight on Benny!

  53. Lily, you are a beautiful and caring nurse to Benny! Benny, we are sending you more hugs...keep on FLAF!

  54. Good job, Nurse Lilly! We are praying for you here in Kansas!

  55. Benny, we just heard about your poor horrible C word from Higgin's blog. We wish you all the best, we'll be thinking of you from over here in Japan and hoping that you fight on. And big Westie hugs to your whole family.



  56. My paws are super crossed for Benny. I'm glad he's feeling a little better with no side effects from the chemo.


  57. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

    Critter Alley

  58. We're sending you our love, Benny.

    Good job Nurse Lily!

    Taco & Charlie

  59. Woof, I'm sending my superdog healing lights!

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