Monday, April 28, 2014

High Anxiety

We hope all of you were safe yesterday from the terrible storms that swept thru the middle of the country. It was one of those days where we sat around with the  Weather Channel radar map on the Kindle and watched storms approaching. Fortunately though the wind was pretty gusty, we only had one thunderstorm that lasted a short time. The bad storms went around us.

A storm day was just the start of a week that has me on edge. This is the week that I take all the dogs in to visit Dr B. They'll all have checkups and blood tests and he'll look at any lumps or bumps  and discuss any other problems. This creates a really nerve wracking week for me.

We already know that three of them, Noah, Tess and Fudge need dental cleanings, but the unknown is what worries me.

On Wednesday Tess, Lola and Norma Jean will go. On Friday Bailey, Morgan and Noah will go. Today we took Sydney, Mackenzie and Fudge in. Sydney was a mess. She's a happy girl in the waiting room, greeting everyone and giving kisses, but the minute we walk into the exam room she changes completely. She becomes one big nerve ending. She screams and squirms and snaps. We muzzled her and she still twisted herself into a pretzel while getting her vaccines. As soon as possible Rob took her to the car to chill.
Mac was totally different. Though it was obvious she didn't want to be there, she sat still and let the doctor examine her. She was very good and got a treat afterwards.
Then it was Fudgie's turn. He jumped onto the table by himself and greeted the doctor with a kiss. He was there to have a cyst checked. It's been there for a couple of years by seemed to have grown recently. Dr B says it's actually the same size but has gotten harder because of where it's located. It's on his chest right over the breastbone and it seems to bother him. Fudge also has a condition where his gums are growing over his teeth. We know he needs to have them trimmed back. 

While he was on the table I noticed another lump on his side. I hadn't noticed it before but it's a pretty good size. The doctor looked at it and said he's glad we found it today because it looks like a mast cell tumor, a form of cancer. We need to get it out of there. Fudge will be going in for surgery next week unless it changes before then. He'll have the tumor removed as well as two cysts. He'll get his gums contoured and then we wait for the pathology report.
Fudge could use the Power of the Paw from his friends in Blogville. This is a pretty scary situation.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear, we are so sorry for Fudge. We will for sure cross our paws and hope for the report to be better than you expect. We thought of you yesterday with all the bad weather. Glad it went around you. It did the same here.

All paws crossed.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

Oh noes!! You gots it Fudge! I am sendin' TONS of POTP your way, along with a couple of pitchers of margaritas for your Moms!!! hehehe
Oh, and you don't wanna know what a hyperbutt MOI is when I got to the vetties...let's just say, I likes to embarrass my Ma...
Ruby ♥

rottrover said...

Fudge! POTP coming your way, buddy...

Bart, Ruby and Otto

Two French Bulldogs said...

You show them how it's done Fudge
Lily & Edward

Anonymous said...

Sending you hugs and kisses, lots of light and love Fudge. POTP ! love Mel and Bronson.

Casey said...

Good luck, Fudge!! We'll keep our paws crossed over those nasty bumps and lumps. :| Don't worry too much about the gingival hyperplasia, though. LOTS of my furiends have had it, and the surgery is really easy! Did you know it's so common in boxers that a lot of vets call it Boxer Mouth? I guess that makes Fudge part boxer now! That means he'll do GRRREAT!

Marjie said...

We're rooting for you, Fudge!

I'm glad Mac took her vet visit so well. Poor Syd and her anxieties. Hope all the rest of the vet visits go better for you. And I hope these terrible storms don't get the pack too frenzied.

scotsmad said...

You know Fudge (indeed all the pups) have our strongest POTP. We're so happy the growth has been found early.

Hopefully, everyone else will pass with flying colours.

XXXOOO Bella & roxy

We're so happy the storms missed you, but feel for those who were hit.

SissySees said...

Power of the paw!! The furgirls will cross paws and we'll send goodness and light your way. We hope the rest of the week only brings good news.

Piappies World said...

We got our paws crossed for Fudge. Our Fudgie sends extra hugs as we always get reminded of Fudge with their names sounding quite the same. Praying for good results.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Nichole Burke said...

Oh boy.... big hugs for you! We will be thinking of Fudge and keeping all paws crossed for the best possible news.

Jo's World said...

Hey Mr. Fudge!

We want to see you have a good surgery and perfect reports on what was found. You are one of the bestest boys ever and we love you, wish for just good things to happen to you. POTP for sure and some prays too from,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat