Morgan is a lumpy dog. A lot of you live with lumpy dogs too and know the worry that goes along with it. For the past six months we've been keeping our eyes on a cyst on her left side. It had a little wart on top of the cyst but Dr B didn't think it was anything to worry about.
Last month when Morgan went in for her six month checkup, I thought about the cyst and since I hadn't checked it in a while Dr B said he would. He whistled and said that it had really grown. When I looked, I was shocked. It was very large and very red. He said that we should probably remove it because if it continued to grow, it would be much more difficult to remove.
A little after 2:00 we drove to the clinic to pick Morgan up. When we arrived the receptionist said that the doctor wanted to talk to us. Then she escorted us to an operating room and said he'd be right with us. I told Rob that this didn't sound good and he thought that Morgan might have died during surgery.
When the Doctor and Nurse Sara came in we were prepared to hear the worst news. But we were wrong! Morgan breezed thru the surgery. He removed both cysts easily. He wanted to talk with us because he had planned to use a local for the surgery, but he gave Morgan a very small dose of valium and an even smaller dose of acepromazine and she relaxed so much that he was able to operate. He said she was still pretty out of it and he had wanted to warn us. He also wanted to tell us that she had done so well on such a small amount of drugs that we could use this safely in the future regardless of her age. He was very pleased.
She was wobbly as she walked to the car, but once she was home she demanded her dinner. She's resting now and I'm sure will be back to normal in the morning. She's a tough old girl.
For those of you wondering about Sydney, we have started her on a daily dose of Clomicalm along with her pheromone spray. The combination seems to have mellowed her out a lot. She still needs a lot of exercise during the day, but she and Mac are getting along pretty well. We still monitor them when they're together, but they're currently both sleeping on the same sofa. This may work out after all.