A while back, Toby had a lump on his face that we had checked (left cheek, about halfway between his eye and ear). At that point, we were told it was a cyst after a needle biopsy found nothing but pus. Well, the lump has grown recently and is very hard and prominent, so Mark took Toby in again today. This time the results were a bit more worrisome apparently and there was some kind of indication that it might be a mast-cell tumor after all (I wasn't there and I didn't catch the particulars). It's not certain what it is and won't be until it is sent to the path-lab but the vet wants it off.
Wednesday he'll be going in for surgery. His second. He's 5. Fingers crossed that regardless of what it is, the surgery goes smoothly and that this one is either nothing after all, or that they get all of it. I'm sure I'll be a nervous wreck all day.
Prayers here Ursula!
hope it will be nothing; i know the waiting if hard!!
Prayers on the way that it's not cancer.
You got it, Ursula!! Having been there with Frankie, prayers that it comes back innocent like his did. (Well, it wasn't innocent, it was a mast cell tumor, but the good grade with excellent removal margins).
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Prayers for Toby. I'll be thinking of you.
Good luck, hope it is nto too bad.
Oh, goodness. I know the feeling. Do you remember that Angus had a MCT when he was about two? Our experience was like Amy's: Very scary, but it was a low grade and we got good margins.
The face, from what I remember from my reading, seems an unusual place to get a MCT. At least that's what I'm thinking I remember...?
Will be hoping for a positive path report!
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Good thoughts that it will be okay.
Prayers and good thoughts to you all.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi