Friday, 15 May 2009

Poorly dog!

As I write this my poor little dog is undergoing an operation.

We took her to the vets last night as she had a lump that had suddenly got quite big.

It turned out that the lump was a cancerous growth on the mammary gland and it had become infected hence the sudden increase in size.

On further inspection the vet found another small lump behind the large one. So she stayed at the vets last night and will be operated on around about now.

They are going to remove the large lump, put her on a course of antibiotics and then remove the smaller one at a later date. They also said that it may be an idea to get her spade as well to stop any recurring growths. But we'll see what happens as she's 12 years old now, I don't know yet how beneficial it would be to her. I have a friend who's a vet so will have to see what she recomends when I see her next week. In the meantime we just have to wait and hope that she comes out of the operation ok, we'll know at 2PM.

You may wonder why I have littered this post with various doggy pics rather than photos of the real thing. Well there is a photo of her on my sidebar, not a great one as she doesn't like to have her photo taken so she tends to hide her head when she spots a camera, bit like her owner :)

Edited to add she is now home minus 1 yucky growth! Looking well but feeling a bit sorry for herself, which is exactly how my wallet feels as it's £201 lighter! She has painkillers and antibiotics to take then has to go back in 10 days to remove the stitches and to check on the smaller lump. Thankyou for all your thoughts.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the poor thing, I really hope she is ok, thinking of your doggie and you, hugs and kisses sent your way. xxxx

bekimarie said...

You must be going through hell.
Sending love and hugs your way and lots of belly rubs to the poorly one.
Take care
Beki xxx

funkymonkey said...

Hope you hear good news soon.


bekimarie said...

My eldest is 19 too and he said the same, he actually went to see it twice xxx

Poppy Cottage said...

My thoughts are with you. I know how horrible and helpless you feel.

Colette x

The Vintage Kitten said...

I really do hope she is okay. It always upsets me when I read someones pet is ill, having been through similar a few times now I know how worrying and upsetting it can be. Sending lots of love X

Kitty said...

Oooh - any news? Poor little pup - I very much hope all went well and she is now coming round and glad it's all over.

It can be such a worry when this sort of thing happens. Thinking of you all.


Serenata said...

They do make us worry don't they, our dogs? I hope that her operation went well.

I love your fabric dogs - reminds me of the 'sausage' dogs my mum used to make me, my sister and friends. I wish I had the pattern as I'd love to make one for myself. They had a similar face to yours.

Debbie said...

So pleased to hear that your doggie is now on the road to recovery ... a worrying time ... has she ever had puppies? .... I hope to let our bitch have a litter next year and then decided whether to have her speyed as I have heard that they can be prone to 'ladies troubles' and phantom pregnancies if they don't ever have a litter. x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Oh bless her!! You, and your little pal have been through a hell of a lot lately!! I hope she does recover quickly, and she must be so pleased to be back with her beloveds.
Hugs, and doggy hugs too : )

Sharon xxx

. said...

The dog nº3 from top: my brother had one like that when he was a little boy.


Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased to hear she is back home, bless her, it is just awful when your animals are sick, hugs and kisses to you and your little doggie. xxxx

Gingerbread said...

My goodness quite an ordeal for you all, I am sure she will come through fine. best wishes Julie.C

Elaine said...

Poor doggy Yvonne, but I'm so pleased she came home safe.
We had this with our dog just a few days before Christmas (she was 14 at Christmas) but she has recovered well. Infact she has a dramatically increase appetite since the op LOL
She is still old and wobbly, but much better without the lump.
(it actually burst open YUK, but made the op much easier)

Love and blessings

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm glad to read that she is home safe & sound! Hope she makes a quick recovery.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Brilliant news! Im so pleased she is okay X

Lyn said...

Poor doggie!
Give her lots of TLC and treats and fingers crossed she will be well again soon.

Florence and Mary said...

So glad to hear your poor dog is home where he belongs.

Victoria xx

Josie-Mary said...

Glad to hear she's home :)

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear she is home and recovering(and your xxx

vintage girl said...

Great to hear she is back home now and hopefully making a speedy recovery. Lisaxxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Glad to here she is home. I hope she will make a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil e nossa luta contra o comunismo. Abração

Homemakers Tales said...

Thankyou for your kind words Yvonne i see you are Cornwall too !
Our little westie has a lump and we are taking her to the vet this week we rehomed her in Feb this year
Kieren x