Had a great title for today’s post. I just know it was going to be hilarious.
But I’m not feeling very funny right now.
Honey’s got a nasty… I don’t know what. And she needs an operation.
We were working after unpacking from spending a few days in a camping cabin in the woods. I looked down at Honey lying on the floor and noticed a nasty, pink, something or other on her right front paw.
Right between her paw and dew claw pad is a big, soft, swelling.
Luckily the vet could see her right away.
I expected that it was a reaction to a bug bite. Or something irritating her skin.
But the vet said she thought it was a benign tumor.
Okay, dogs get bumps. They’re not always major.
But three things have me worried:
- There’s not a lot of extra skin around the area to help ease the removal and healing.
- When they took fluid out of the bump, the vet looked at it and said, “Gee, I didn’t expect to see that.”
- Once they made the bump smaller by removing fluid, they found a hard nodule at the base.
We’re taking Honey back to the vet in a few minutes to get blood work done. And next Thursday we’ll be taking her in for surgery.
Yep, a few days before we’re hoping to close on our new boat.
I’m worried. And it doesn’t help that three friends are going through cancer worries with their own dogs.
So keep Honey in your thoughts for the next week. I’ll let you know what’s going on when I do.
Oh, and if you have any stories about nasty little things growing on your dog that turned out to be absolutely nothing, feel free to share.