Friday, January 28, 2011

Sick with worry

This is Sue, pug mommy to Pearl & Daisy. I'm sitting here sick with worry because we found a lump on Daisy's leg last night. Thank goodness for our wonderful vet. He was able to see her right away this morning.

He doesn't know what it is and gave us a few suggestions for what to do. We chose to have the lump removed and biopsied. She's having her surgery this afternoon and I will pick her up later today. She's going to have wear a collar for a little while so she doesn't lick her leg - she's not going to like that! But we'll manage - treats will help I'm sure.

And then we wait for the results. Oh, boy. it's going to be a rough couple of days.

Here's a picture I took of sweet Daisy earlier this week playing with her zeeba:

17 comments:

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh sweet Daisy!

We've got a good feeling that it's NOTHING (just a "beauty lump").

Please keep us posted and share a round of kisses on me!

Love,
S-Dog

Laurie A Kirkpatrick said...

Thinking good thoughts for Daisy. My Boxer sister, Snap, had a lump a few months ago. Mom was sooooo nervous, but it turned out to be nothing serious. I'm hoping the same is the case for Daisy.

Gracie the agility pug

Pearl said...

Oh Daisy, this is so scary! I had a lump scare just yesterday, but it turned out to be nothing.

My momma and I are saying big prayers for you today, sweet girl. It's definitely just a beauty lump!! I just know it!

Keep us posted, ok?

xoxo

Benny and Lily said...

All paws crossed for Daisy..mom always wishes the Doc only wants her $$ and there will be no problems. So we wish the same for you.
Benny & Lily

The Teacher's Pets said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear that Daisy has a lump on her leg but I am very impressed that her vet got her right into the office immediately! I hope it's nothing but a beauty lump, as Salinger said! Keep us posted and just try to keep your mind of it if you can!

Wilma said...

Oh no. We will think all good thoughts for Daisy. I am with Salinger and feel everything will turn out ok. I know it won't stop the worry though. Such a terrible feeling when you think something may be wrong. We will all be crossing our paws and saying our prayers.

Kitty+Coco said...

Praying for Daisy. I'm with Salinger, lets hope for nothing more than a beauty lump.
Your vet rocks! Sounds like he is on top of things.

Kitty and Coco

Hank said...

Well, heck. That's always nerve-wracking.

Please keep us posted!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed it is just a lumpy !

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Dasiy we are sending healthy healing thoughts sweet baby. Sequoia just had a biospy on her tummy lump. We know you are a braqve girl Dasiy.

Hugs
S&P

Southern Fried Pugs said...

The Souther Fried Pugs' mom here.
I am with everyone else and hope that it is nothing.
My foster pug Quincy had mast cell cancer. His tumors looked like calluses with no fur on them. When the vet aspirated them with a needle, they bled a bit. My vet said that was a strong indicator of mast cell cancer, but needed to look at the cells first. She did it in the office under a microscope and could identify that it was cancer. But maybe not all vets are as experienced in that.

If it does turn out to be mast cell cancer, it is not a death sentence. Removing the tumor with clean margins is the first step, so you've already done that part. IF it is cancer, ask your vet about testing the closest lymph node to the location. Quincy's biggest tumor was on his neck, right in between two sentinel lymph nodes. Although his tumors (turned out to have a few) were small and there were good margins, since the cancer was in his lymph nodes, we decided to do chemotherapy.
He did really well on chemo. And I put him on a special diet and supplements to help his body fight the cancer. Although we did discover a few more tumors, they didn't grow very much. Due to his age (and honestly the rescue didn't want to pay for any more surgeries), we opted not to remove those. He had the tumors removed in 2009 and lived another 18 months. He passed in his sleep on Sunday. Although I do not know exactly what caused his death, I don't think it was cancer. He was 12.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like. I'm not an expert, by any means, but I do know more than the average person about dogs and cancer.
Again, I really hope that it is nothing. Good luck. Waiting is so hard.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My sweet Daisy and mom
I am sending mymagic bubbles of healing to you and good wishes for you. I know you are so worried.
I have my paws crossed that it is a beauty mark.
Your vet sound awsome to get the biopsy done soon. That is what they did to me too- the very same day.
Daisy I will sit beside you,, and hold your paw- your and your mamas.
love
tweedles

Stacy Walker said...

We are hoping it's just a silly lump. Please keep us posted. I'm so sorry for your worry. We will be thinking of you. Love, Stacy, Brutus and Miley

Lorenza said...

Daisy!
I have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for you!
We hope the bump is is not something serious!
We are sure everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

OMP that was Mum last years. She founds a lump in my side. The vet removed a sample and it turned outs to be just benign. We will have a paws crossed for yous. Better to gets the lump removed then risk leaving it there even if it is nothings. Mine is a fat build up and I have two of thems. I could have them removed buts the vet says it is small enoughs that they will be ok. If they gets bigger they gotta goes!

Sending you prayers and keeping paws crossed that this is nothing serious.

Winston

Dana Orsborn said...

We are sending sexy thoughts Daisy's
way!

-Dana & Daisy

Minnie and Mack said...

Oh, no! Poor Daisy. We have our paws crossed for the results.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack