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.
Amanda Smith says
Oh no! A sick furbabies is not good at all. I will pray for her and the rest of the family. It’s so hard to see them sick. Please keep us updated.
Thank you. You’re prayers are very much appreciated!
She ate a bit of hotdog for me this morning and some yogurt. I’ve decided she gets to eat whatever she wants from now on!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
Agreed! When they’re sick, they can have whatever they want!
She is getting pretty spoiled in the food department, but I’m just glad she is eating now.
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I’m not usually the praying type, but exceptions must be made. My thoughts are with you as your struggle through this difficult time. It’s so hard to see our loved ones suffer, and I definitely count my dogs among my loved ones and clearly you do too. Keep up updated!
Thank you. Yes, I have to say our dog is really a part of this family.
Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com says
Oh, it breaks my heart so see both you and your puppy girl ( I call my Sadie the same) suffering with no answers. Our Sadie is only 3 and she has arthritis in both knees and hips. We did a stem cell transplant on the worst of the two legs and she is better, unfortunately her other leg began giving her trouble and we cannot afford another stem cell treatment. We are in the “keep her comfortable” stage and will do so for as many years as we can.
My prayers and thoughts are with your puppy girl and your family. Gentle hugs.
Visiting from SITS Saturday Sharefest.
Barbara @ http://www.allmylivesnow.com
We got the best news in a long time — no cancer! It was a very bad hematoma. The bad news is that the vet believes one of our neighbors must have hit our girl with a board or something to cause the damage she has sustained. She has a lot of necrosis, and there will be a huge scar when her fur grows back, but the vet is very optimistic now.
Keeping them comfortable is sometimes the best we can do. Just from reading your comment I can tell you love your Sadie very much. She is a lucky girl!
Thank you; your prayers are very much appreciated!
Oh no! Poor fur baby! When one of ours was at the vets after being in a car accident, they had us come over daily with rotisserie chicken and rice because she wasn’t eating anything else. As a fur mom x6, I know how important they are and how much it hurts a mama’s heart when they are hurting!
Suzanna (A new visitor over from #SITSsharefest)
It’s so hard to see them hurt! Ours was hit by a car 4 years ago, but thankfully didn’t have to stay at the vet long. She is doing much better now that she is home.
Thank you for stopping in!
My Inner Chick says
You had my on “Fur.”
Just prayed for your furry baby. x
Thank you! No doubt about it, our furry one is one of the kids.
Sorry to hear your puppy is ill!! 🙁 I used to work at an animal hospital and it was so hard to see the sick dogs! I hope the vet will find what’s wrong but seeing how caring she seems and how intuitive (realizing the initial results may be wrong), I’m sure she’ll find the cause!! Best of luck and sending prayers and good vibes your way! -Iva
Oh man I just hate when our furry babies are sick. I hope your furry baby is feeling better real soon my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Visiting from BYB
Thank you for your kind words.
The best news came in yesterday. The second biopsy also showed it is not cancer.
Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says
Aw, poor thing, she even looks sad. I’ll say a prayer she gets well quick.
Thank you. I haven’t taken many pics of her with her injury; I should really include one of her after pictures. Poor thing is half shaved.