Monday, October 13, 2014

Do Over

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.
By Sunday Sebastian was feeling much better. He was eating enthusiastically again, joining the others in run arounds and his drinking problem had decreased. I was at the clinic this morning and learned that his blood was good but his urine wasn't concentrated enough. We'll retest him in three to four weeks and go from there. He could be showing early signs of Cushings. We've dealt  with Cushings before. Lucy, Samba and Morgan all have had Cushings, so we're not overly concerned if Sebastian joins the group.

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.
Dr B also thinks Morgan needs to gain a couple pounds. She's being a very picky eater lately and I have to get really creative with her. He suggested a couple of high fat options and we went to the store this afternoon to pick up goodies to tempt her appetite.

So please forgive me for not posting much. I seem to have my hands full being a doggy dietician lately.

11 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

Those pups sure do keep you busy!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hoping everyone is healthy soon and life settles down.

Susie and Sidebite said...

A house full of pups has got to work on you....anywho we will send over our POTP for some good results.

The Mad Scots

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Sebastian and poor Morgan - and of course, poor Mom. We hope all are doing much better soon. That is a nasty looking sore - ouchie.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

SissySees said...

Crossed paws and healing drool for Sebastian and Morgan, and you too.

rottrover said...

Dear Morgan,

I had stitches on Friday with just a local. No problem!! I'll post about it soon, but you'll be fine!!

-Bart

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Paws crossed for the pups. Hope that growth isn't anything BAD.

Mitch and Molly said...

You do have your hands full, Miss Sue. Our paws are crossed for Morgan and for Sebastian!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

We will continue to keep all our feets crossed. Edward has a growth on his foot, ugh
Snorts
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

Your pups are sure lucky to have you to tend to them!

Marjie said...

Sending good thoughts to Sebastian and Morgan - and, of course, their Mom.