Well we have had little improvement in Sam's swelling. The kids call him Frankensam. He got x-rays taken this morning and nothing unusual is showing up. They tried to drain the mass and they can't get anything from it. It is a solid, swollen muscle mass they feel or a tumor. So we are going to see an internist in Ohio...Dr. Hammer and seeing an opthalogist Dr. Champagne. They are thinking that it is Masticatory Myositis. The diagnosis we first heard in August, but wasn't confirmed because he recovered. Of course there is a holiday, so we can't see anyone until next week. I just feel sick about this.
OMG!!! Deb...I can't believe I missed this whole thing. I am so sorry to hear about Sam. If you need it I have the number for Pittsburgh Vet Specialists from Beau's surgery. Here is the website
Please let me know if there is anything I can do!!!
Hugs and prayers for Sam.
Thanks Sheila! I have been in tears all morning. A sliver lodged in his jaw would have been such an easier answer. What a thing to wish for! Glenwood wants him to see an internist/specialist in Ohio and an opthamologist in Buffalo. I am so impatient when it comes to wanting results. It makes me sick to see him like this. You would die if you saw him. He looks like he has been in an accident with all the swelling he has. Send some good thoughts our way and pray that this can be treated.
Poor Sam! Hope everything turns out fine. Sending hugs and prayers your way.
So sorry for what you are going through. I hope the upcoming tests prove something better than what you fear. Will be watching for updates.
I am so sorry you are going through this. So many of our Lab friends on the board are not feeling good...prayers for Sambuca. I hope it is something far less scary that what you fear.
I'm so sorry. Sending good thoughts and prayers for Sambuca.
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
Good thoughts and prayers to you for Sambuca. I hope it turns out to be something alot less serious. Will be watching for updates also.
Debbie I am so sorry. I hope it's not serious. Good thoughts and a lot of prayers for Sambuca. Keep us posted.
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Sending lots of good thoughts your way. ((HUGS))