I was hoping to have Ty’s sweater all finished and a photo of how great he looks in it. Truth is, it’s not done, though it is going to look great on him. I fit him yesterday, and all I have to do is finish the front sleeves on it.
But today he’s at the vet all day. He’s had a tiny little growth on one of his paw pads for a long time, I don’t even remember how long, and I never thought much of it because his pads (which are black) have patches of some light areas as well and it just looked like another discoloration. But when he came out of the groomer’s a couple of weeks ago, the groomer pointed it out to me. His paw fur had been so overgrown I hadn’t noticed that it had gotten bigger. Not huge, but bigger. So I made a vet appt. Everyone told me don’t worry, older dogs get things, it’s probably a wart, it’s nothing.
The vet however, felt it should come off and she used the word biopsy, which terrifies me. She mainly thought it should come off because it’s on his toe and if it gets bigger, will be walked on, scraped, etc. So he’s there now, under anesthesia, getting it removed, and getting his teeth cleaned while he’s knocked out. Me, I’m numb and a bundle of nerves all at once. I don’t like him being under anesthesia. I’m scared the foot thing might not be “nothing”.
So I don’t need a lot of comments or stories about dogs and lumps, but if you have one second today to just ask whoever rules this universe a favor, just ask that Ty gets through this OK and doesn’t have anything serious. Thanks.