Thursday, July 16, 2015


I just received an email from my Guy Raz  via his Mom Sharon

Madi, could you please post this on the POTP page for us?

My best bud, Dad aka Bill had biopsies done of 3 places on his nose. The surgeon confirmed the biopsy showed the rare cancer (which we already knew) and said that it is an aggressive cancer that will require the removal a major portion of Bill’s nose. They will be doing a PET scan to make sure this isn’t anywhere else but he said it is unlikely since this is not a cancer that usually spreads. let’s pray that nothing ELSE shows up in the PET scan. Bill will then need 6 weeks of radiation (they’ll be fitting him for a mask for that). He will have a prosthetic nose during that period because the radiation would destroy the cartilage if they did reconstruction prior to the radiation. The rebuilding is going to take a couple of months since they do it a little at a time.. For 30 days they will take a flap of skin from his forehead and attach it to the area that it will be moved to. When the blood supply is established, they will do the finishing steps of the reconstruction. The whole process will take quite a long time. The surgery will be out patient and take about an hour. Bill is bummed because he thinks he’s going to have to give up everything he does now. Hopefully, with the prosthetic nose, he’ll be comfortable doing things. We’re praying the radiation will not knock him out too much and he’ll be able to continue doing some the things he loves.  He’s just gotten back into the swing of things from his heart surgery and is so unhappy that he’s going to have to cut back again.
Allie, Ellie, Mom, Dad and I thank you all for your purrs and prayers. 
You may click here to leave words of encouragement for Raz's Dad.


  1. Dear Raz, Allie, Ellie, Mom and Dad...
    Mom and I will be sending lots of kitty kisses and mom hugs your way.
    Hugs madi your gal

  2. Oh dear, please let Raz's Dad and all his family know that we're sending all our best wishes for a successful outcome and fingers and paws crossed that the cancer has not spread.
    Hugs from Bertie and Gail.

  3. Poor Bill, he has already gone through so much. All paws crossed for him. And lots of prayers from Mom.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. Hari OM
    POTP list updated. Blessings and prayers, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. so sorry to hear this and prayers for Bill and all the family..

  6. Thanks Madi, I appreciate your posting this. Thanks everyone for the prayers.

    Raz and The Florida Furkids

  7. Sending love and prayers! xoxo MaddiethePug

  8. Sending lots of love and prayers for Raz's daddy
    Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. We are sending lots of POTP that the doctors take real good care of Raz's Dad....

  10. Sending POTP and keeping our paws crossed.
    Wally & Sammy

  11. Raz, I cross my paws as hard as I can for your dad Bill. I hope so much the PET will not bring bad news to you and I send POTP and power for the surgery he will have.
    hugs to you all and a special giant hug for your Bill
    easy rider

  12. We are so sorry to read about this. This is going to be a hard journey and lots of POTP coming from us to you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. We are sending our prayers to Bill and his family.
    stella rose