So much for my good intentions of posting more regularly. Last week I kept trying to find some extra time to sit down and post, but life got in the way, yet again. Let me catch you up.
I noticed mid week that Sebastian wasn't feeling well. He's not a high energy dog at the best of times, but this was different. He didn't want to stand up to go outside at all, wasn't interested in eating and was drinking way too much water. He also vomited a couple times.
So on Friday we set off to see Dr B. The exam didn't show much. His temp was normal and he wasn't exhibiting pain. They took some blood and sent him home with some antibiotics. I was told to bring in a morning urine sample this morning.
Meanwhile, all last week Fudge kept sniffing Morgan's mouth. She had a growth inside her lip a few months ago and I thought it might be coming back. I kept checking, but didn't see anything. Saturday afternoon I noticed that the fur on her muzzle was all bunched up. I didn't think too much about it as she loves to roll around. Yesterday it was still messed up so I decided to straighten it out and trim her muzzle. When I touched the spot that was messed up, it didn't feel right. On close inspection I found a large, angry looking, bright red growth. It was bleeding a little.
First thing this morning I called the Dr B and he said to bring her right in. He said the growth could be most anything from scar tissue to a mast cell tumor. It's ulcerated and bleeds when touched. He shaved around it and we talked over a plan of action. We brought her home with antibiotics and I'm to apply warm compresses several times a day. If by the weekend it shrinks and starts to heal, great. If not, she's scheduled for surgery on Tuesday morning. He's convinced he can remove it using a local because of her advanced age.
So please forgive me for not posting much. I seem to have my hands full being a doggy dietician lately.