If you follow There’s Just One Mommy on Facebook, then you may have seen one of the posts about our dog.
It started a couple weeks ago when a lump suddenly appeared on her left backside. The vet did a biopsy, and life around here hasn’t been the same since.
A few days after the biopsy she started bleeding through the stitches. It was the weekend, and so we wound up taking her to an emergency vet about an hour away. They put in 2 more stitches and sent us home with antibiotics — still bleeding.
We went twice after that to our normal vet because of bleeding — I mean it just kept running.
Finally, the biopsy results came in — normal. Usually this would be good, but the vet didn’t feel they were correct; she thought perhaps her sample wasn’t a good piece or she somehow missed it, especially since it just keeps bleeding. So we opted to have her try to remove as much as the mass as possible and send it for a second biopsy. (We are blessed with a vet who is really working on the financial part of this with us — she keeps telling us how sorry she is that they have no answers yet.)
The mass is like nothing she’s seen. I can’t explain it like she did, but instead of being one chunk, it is in between layers of good tissue, and it keeps bleeding.
This time around our dog has drain tubes. She was originally supposed to stay at the vet’s until they were removed, which would be 4 nights.
Today the vet called and asked us to take her home. Our puppy girl, who will literally eat everything but celery, would not eat.
It is hard to see our dog, who really is a member of this family, with her entire backside shaved, along with 2 legs where they had IV’s, trembling on a very weak back leg because so much of the tissue had to be removed. It is hard to offer her food and have her turn her head at it, to watch her spend over an hour trying to figure out how to lay down.
But she is home.
I will be taking her to the vet’s office to get bandages changed daily. I am praying we find some answers soon.
I truly believe in the power of prayer, and I’m asking, if you are the praying type, for any prayers you can offer. I don’t want this to be how her life is from now on. I want our snow-loving, can’t wait to fetch the ball, water-loving dog back.