Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 575: Prayers Again, Please.

My brother the Bleu was up for annual visit to the Doctor Mark and so upholdin our solidarity pact, I go along wif the him today in support...

And while I really love the Katherine (she is swell!), I got pretty upset when she take the Bleu into the back room... One, I have been back there and two, I know what happens. Free, I might be next!!! Just sayin.

I hide ever which way I can fink of... and once I sniff air outta exam room, I start on the lobby!

"Gosh, the Mom... what are they doin to the Bleu??? He been back there forever!"

"In case you forget... this is the door outta here. Follow the me!"

"I fink they take the Bleu for the long very special walk... Why don't we go catch up wif the him???"

I guess I should spend less time worryin bout where the Bleu is and more time wonderin what bout to happen to the me.


And so I must tell you.. I have lump what has arisen over the holidays... on my left arm (front leg). It is in a location where I have had noted dermatitis, and not far from one of my last surgical removals...


Doctor Mark, he feel it... and decide he take quick aspiration. I am not happy but also not uber ticked bout the procedure. The waitin for results, though, does make me nervous.

I love and I trust Doctor Mark and here is what he told me and the Mom:
  • No mast cells were seen in the slide, but that does not mean that they aren't present... it just means they weren't present in the limited needle probed area.
  • Neotrophils... inflammatory cells... were found.
  • Other unidentifiable cells were noted.
  • He was unable to identify the growth with certainty. Given the Luke's history, this lump should be removed soon... while it is small enough to be removed, as on the leg... removals are difficult.
  • He doesn't think it's a Mast Cell Tumor, or a cancer... but there is enough of an uncertainty to recommend its removal.
  • He is leaving a RX for cortizone in the event that the aspiration irritated a Mast Cell Tumor. As I well know... they get ticked off at the least little squeezin and other... so I am hopin all remains the same frew the night and the day tomorrow. Just sayin.
The surgery has not been scheduled just yet... but I ask you once more to hold me in your prayers. I know you are growin tired of prayin for the me... bu please know that my gratitude is bountiful and burstin at the seams!

13 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo know my The Paws are khrossed fur woo THE LUKE!

Hugz&Khysses,
The Khyra

~Kim~ said...

At our house we know all too well how tricky lumps can be on Goldens--All paws are crossed and paw-sitive thoughts and prayers coming your way too!! Let us know!!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

We are always thinking of the Luke, but we will think extra special thought and keep all paws crossed.

Love from the Daisy and the Tucker

Thor said...

My paws are crossed and we´re praying for you Buddy!

Love,
Thor

Dory and the Mama said...

Never get tired of prayin...specially for the Luke!!

Smileys for healin'!
Dory

KimberWoman said...

Sweet Nepheu,

We are here for you and your Mom. Stay positive!

With lots of Golden love,

Aunt Lisa, (& your cousins STP and MTP)

Bob said...

We are praying for you and have our paws crossed and our Mom & Dad are also praying for you.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie

The OP Pack said...

Luke, you know we never tire of thinking good thoughts for you. It could be any one of us looking for good vibes too. We hope this is nothing serious and that the surgery will go very smoothly.

Hugs to you and Mom, the OP Pack

Bev B said...

Prayers definitely coming your way
and remember - dog is God spelled backwards so you KNOW He loves 'em.

Sam said...

We wish you the very best of luck, and will keep you in our prayers.

Sam

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts, Woofs Sugar

Bailey said...

Hope everything is OK - My Mom's first golden had mast cell tumor -

Thinking about you!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Luke,
You and Homer J. are should both change your names to Lumpy. Homer just had 4 things growing out of him cut off. Our vet, Dr. Witter, didn't like the lump on Homer's back left leg and wanted it gone ASAP too because they're more difficult to remoive. It sounds like Dr. Witter and Dr. Mark are both reading outta the same book. Homer's surgery went real well and yours will go real well also. Mom, an LVT student, took out Homer's sutures just the other noight. Homer is a licker so he's been wearing a gimpy cocko and a t-shirt or sweat shirt since his surgery. mom says that dad can take them off of him Sunday. We're all on your backup team buddy.
- TBH&K