Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 400: Wordy Wednesday, Winners, Another Trip To The V-E-T And Also Thunder...

Thank you to all who congratulated me on my 500f post! Many wonder how I post so many, not know really but guess just got lots to say after so long in backyard wifout freedom of blog...!


I am pleased to announce winners of my little contest and they are my good friends:

The Thundering Herd
Tucker, Daisy and Leo

What o what you may wonder did you win??? Well even Luke don't know just yet... but can say your prize will be hand selected for the you next weekend at
Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows! And I truly hope it will be sumfin you (might have to shop for the Leo elsewhere!) and your family will enjoy! I also beed workin on lil graphic for you to put on your blog if you so choose to honor our Freedom to Blog!

Now... how do I get your address??? Well I gonna have to get my email put on this blog but also my the Mom will try get in touch wif the you frew your email address if she can find it... but please DO keep checkin by!


I know you know I had two lumps examined last Fursday but what you don't know is the one what I was to worry about what was on top of my mast cell tumor scar has now completely ruptured and there is nuffin there. And that is good thing.

But what you also don't know is that lump on back what was nuffin to worry bout... went from size of small mosquito bite to size of grape between time the Mom went to work and came home yesterday...

She immediately call doctor but it almost time for them to close and Doc Hamelers say it sumfin should be looked at but not emergency and so the Mom make a pointment wif the Dr. Mark for today.

And so we went. And it was not fun. Well... wif ception of my the Aunt Karen surprisin me there wif the berry crunch treats... it was not fun.

Dr. Mark closely examine spot on scar and he think it ok. But then he try aspirate lump on back and... let me take deep breaf and figure out how to tell rest of story in mixed company...

It not go well and they had to put the face mask on me and anyway, again wif the stainin of the slides and here are results:

"Swelling at location of aspirate from last week. Pus cells found today. No apparent tumor cells. Mast cell possible but much more likely cellulitis or abscess forming. Administer antibiotics and pain medications as prescribed and apply warm compresses several times daily."

That, I guess is good news, but there is still lingerin possibility bout which the Mom is frettin but not me on a counta shot and pills add to extra benadryl the Mom give me before we leave home (in case mast cell tumor)... all that on top of excitin car ride and I beed tired that is until...


Insult added to injury and me and the Mom spend last bout 45 minutes in bunker wif the her holdin warm compress to my back.

Prayers and Apologies

I humbly ask you please keep Luke in your prayers that this is infection what will be cleared up soon. I remain on surgery schedule for July 23 just in case... but prayers to God's ear and maybe just maybe it won't be necessary...

Never thought I would pray for cellulitis or abscess but am. Just sayin.

And now I must apologize on a counta preoccupation of the Mom and therefore the me. We, I mean I have not made our blog rounds on a counta boaf the frettin and exhaustion.

Please know I love you, miss you, will be back in routine and catch up real soon!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Oh Luke!

I think woo and your The Mom need to take a nice long nap together and not worry about 'us' -

We'll be here -

Plus, we'll be busy thinking good things fur woo!

I'm sooooo flattered to get a woof out on your blog!

PeeEssWoo: Woo khan paw me at khyrash at the gmail thingie dot com!

Anonymous said...

sorry about your lumpy problems Luke... I don't like going to the Vet either.

Martine said...

Hi Lukey boy,

We hope your situation gets better and the medicine works wonders. We will keep you in our T&Ps.

xo sugar & martine

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OH, Luke, we are sorry you have to go through this. You and Phantom ought to get together to commiserate. We hope the medicines work and no surgery will be needed.

Woos and hugs, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

Sidney & I are right here for you and your Mom. We are in Humble, but don't hesitate if you need anything.


Aunt Lisa & Cousin Sid

Anonymous said...

Heya Luke,
Here's the deal, we've put you on our evening howl to the DOG list. We'll be real loud tonight and make sure that DOG hears us. We'll ask him to make you all A-OK. Just like you, Homer J. and Jubal have had mast cells removed; Jubal's was a mini but Homer's was a whopper. Your mom is doing really good checking on you cuz if something bad does start it's always best to detect it early and then get Dr, mark to take care of it right away. Hang tough.
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

Checkers & Chess said...

oh luke - although i'm not home to put name in St. Francis bowl - i am still praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts. wish i could be there to make you feel better.

Martine said...

hey luke, i found this neat website that is requesting rescue stories from goldens...i immediately thought of you!! i wrote about it my post titled "sugar & the not so happy bear" and here is the website if your intersted

xo sugar

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Luke,
We´re praying and keeping you in our thoughts.
We love you.
Take care.
Thor and mom

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Sending you big licks and hugs, Luke!!!


Sierra Rose said...

Oh sweetie! Sorry we didn't get by sooner. Thinking of you, sending out little prayers and hugs.
Keep us posted!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses!
Sierra Rose