Monday, June 27, 2011

Good News, Bad News

We just returned from our visit to Dr B. He said we had good news and bad news, but the bad news wasn't so bad.

There are two lumps, one on Sky's neck just under the ear. That one is pretty good sized, maybe the size of a nickel. There is another on his side that is smaller about the size of a dime. Nurse Sarah shaved the two areas so we could get a good look. Then Dr B withdrew some fluid to look at under the microscope.

They're both sebaceous cysts. That's the good news. The bad news is that the smaller one has burst and is draining on the inside.  It's painful and we're going to apply hot compresses to it till it stops draining and is no longer painful, then we'll have them both removed. If these cysts drain outside, they're ok, but when they drain inwardly they cause inflammation. If they do it once, they tend to grow again, then drain again causing more inflammation. So to break the cycle, Sky will have them both removed.
Sky was a good boy, but he was happy to get home, have dinner and chase his ball.

25 comments:

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds like good news to us!! He sure looks happy to be home! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

brooke said...

A relief to hear it wasn't anything more serious! Warm compresses sound nice and relaxing!

Mad about Craft said...

So glad the bad news wasn't so bad!

Barbara said...

We're so glad to hear it!!

knittinwolf said...

poor baby...hope it gets better soon

Mango said...

That is kind of good news / bad news. Those dog bumps are so perplexing.

Slobbers,
Mango

Asta said...

Thank dog fow the good news, but i'm so sowwy that Sky is having pain .
It will be gweat to have the inflammation and the pain going away
pleez give him my healing smoochie kisses
love
ASTA

Benny and Lily said...

we will keep our paws crossed they drain outside....
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

Poor Sky. We're sooo happy they are just cysts and nothing worse. We're sorry about the up-coming operation.

We think Sky needs a few treats, or extra water melon. Maybe Bailey will lend Monkey for comfort.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anny said...

Sky is a tough lil guy... paws and fingers crossed that he'll be good as new soon.

Stella said...

Good news for Sky and her peeps!

Kisses,
Stella

Wyatt said...

Stanzie was just diagnosed with the same type of sebaceous cyst. Our doc said to keep an eye on it, that it was okay for now. We were just so happy that that was all it was :)

Wyatt and Stanzie's Mom

Chewy said...

that is good to hear! Take care now!

Chewy

rottrover said...

I've got a couple, too; thankfully they aren't draining so we're "watching them."

-Gizmo

Rubie said...

I'm happy it wasn't more serious than a cyst. Scarlet has just gone through her second cyst scare - but it is resolving by itself.... she had to have the first one taken out (it was on the back of her neck).

Look after yourself, Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

gMarie said...

Oh Sky - you are so lucky to have Dr. B. I hope you are a good boy while your mom puts warm compresses on your owie. g

parlance said...

That's good news. I'm glad it wasn't anything really bad.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad to hear the news wasn't more serious. Feel better soon, Sky!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Power of the Paw coming your way Sky!! We're glad to hear the good news and hope it stays good news.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Ivy

SissySees said...

I'm sorry Skye is (was?) hurting, but I'm glad the good news is so good!

Marjie said...

Thor had a cyst on his back break open and get infected at the end of last week. It has been really ugly. He's on antibiotics and steroids. I'm glad Sky's doing better.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We missed yesterday's post, we are so sorry we weren't here to offer our support. But we are happy to know that the lumps are something that can be dealt with. Poor Sky, we hope he feels better soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Lovely Sky...hope it is sorted out for good very soon!....
Susan x

Nichole said...

That doesn't sound SO bad, but I know it can be painful for them. Sending good healing vibes!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Sorry to hear about Sky that must have been quite a worrying time for you all. The results sound promising and to hear that he is happy to eat is dinner and play when he got back is even better.
best wishes Julie.C