Recovering Nicely

I am so happy to be able to tell everyone that my surgery went well and I am feeling great! They were able to remove the tumor with clean margins and I should do very well going forward.  Dr. Judy does not expect it to come back.  I do have a scar but it is healing little by little and I will get my stitches out next week.

Ouch!  It actually looks even better than this now; this picture is from Sunday.  I have been very brave and not seemed to be in pain at all.  I was a little wobbly as we left the vet (I couldn’t wait to get out of there!) and when I got home I rested for a while. Then I pretended that I wanted to go on a walk (because Buster was going). But I was faking, after 1 block I sat down and then ran back home and went straight onto my bed! But by that evening I was playing with my toys.

As a bonus, I had my teeth cleaned while I was under anasthesia and now my breath smells super fresh!

I was all ready to attend a family picnic by the bay on Sunday.

Buster got to go too!

We had a good time.  Jon took me on a walk by the water:

And I discovered I really enjoy eating watermelon!

I love summer!


Some Unwelcome News

Hello everyone. Well today I am going to the vet for some surgery to have a mast cell tumor removed. We found out last week that’s what the funny little bump on my tummy was. 🙁

I want you to see it so that if you ever get anything like that, you can get it taken care of right away, since that’s important for a good outcome:

The only reason it’s red is because the vet stuck a needle in it to test it. Otherwise it was the same piglety pink color as my skin.

Here it is as it appears now, even smaller! When Liz first saw it, she thought it was just a new skin tag forming. Then it swelled up to about the size of an M&M (the plain kind). Liz thought this was weird but the next day it was gone and so she didn’t think anything of it until it happened to me again last week. Good thing she took me in! Mast cell tumors sometimes change in size a lot.

They can look different to mine too, and unfortunately are common in frenchies, other bulldogs, pugs, boxers and some other breeds (and even cats!), and allergies may play a role as well. The main thing is that if you get any bumps, go to the vet and get them checked out as soon as you can! You never know and Liz definitely never expected this.

Hopefully the surgery will be able to take care of it completely for me. I am also ramping up my healthy diet with more fresh foods, less grains and some supplements. Wish me luck today!

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