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Just a quick post to let everyone know that I found a lump on Grace's side this week. It's at the end of her ribcage, near her tuck. It's on the skin, not attached to anything (bone or muscle) at all. It's about the size a dime, maybe a tad bigger, and raised up about a quarter of an inch. It's red and ANGRY looking. I don't know if it just appeared, I only found it yesterday--Monday. I rub her belly every day and I find it hard to believe that I missed seeing it earlier, although if it was smaller it could have been hidden by her fuzz. She's a furry girl! Anyhow, we went to the vet today and her surgery is scheduled for Monday. She'll also get her teeth cleaned and have a cyst removed as well. The very wonderful new vet who is also a family friend will send the lump out to be tested so we know what we are dealing with. Hopefully it's nothing....but if it's "something" than I pray for clear margins. If she's going to get a lump, apparently this is a good/easy place for her to get one! I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Joseph, but I'll still be praying and worrying until I know she is okay. She has to be okay, it has to be nothing.

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I'll keep Grace in my prayers that the bump is nothing nasty. Chels just had hers fine needle aspirated; it's about the size of a pea and looks more like a mole; vet says it is a sebaceous cyst and we don't need to take it off. I was going to have it removed in conjunction with getting a tooth extracted but the vet also thinks the tooth is OK to stay for now, too, and neither of the two is enough to consider putting her under for.

 

Sounds like there should be enough loose skin in that area to get a nice margin; Chelsa's bump is on her back about two thirds of the way to the rear and her vet says if we end up needing to remove it at a later date, it's a good spot to work with. Sending B9 and easy healing thoughts to Grace, keep us posted!

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Lauren, Rob just told me last night about the bump. I hope that it will be something easily taken care of, and nothing of major concern, but of course we'll be keeping her in her prayers :hope

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Praying that it's nothing serious.

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Hey Lauren, I'm thinking of Grace today-- I hope it all goes well , and let us know how she's doing once she comes home.

 

 

Me too! Guzzie and Gracie send nosey kisses for extra healing powers too. Hugs to you Lauren, we know how worried you are.

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Keep us posted Lauren.

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I just got a call from the vet, she's awake after surgery and is doing just fine. I'm going to pick her up in about three hours. Now we just have to wait for the biopsy results. Keeping my fingers crossed until then. Thanks for the good thoughts everyone, they obviously helped.

 

**The vet did say that she has fantastic teeth for a greyhound, now they are even more sparkly! :D **

Introducing Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Jackson the Airedale 12/12/05
Forever missing Grace 2/18/03 - 1/19/13 (RT's Grace, 18156/23B) and Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16 (not registered)

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I missed this thread the first time around, Lauren, but I'm so glad the surgery went well! I'm sending lots of good thoughts and chanting for clean margins!!! :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck

 

And also a :bighug for you.

 

Please keep us posted.

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Princess Gracie is home now and is doing okay. She is not really wanting to eat at all, but did have a few licks of peanut butter. She had a spring in her step when I took her for a walk around the block, seeing as she didn't want to "go" in the yard.

 

I'll know in 7-10 days what the results of the biopsy are, until then I'll just spoil her rotten. :)

Introducing Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Jackson the Airedale 12/12/05
Forever missing Grace 2/18/03 - 1/19/13 (RT's Grace, 18156/23B) and Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16 (not registered)

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I missed this thread earlier but glad the surgery went well and hoping for clean margins! :grouphug

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Thanks all. Miss Alisha, again your WWW harness saves the day! I was so glad I remembered to bring it to the vet this morning. So glad I ordered the replacement.

Introducing Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Jackson the Airedale 12/12/05
Forever missing Grace 2/18/03 - 1/19/13 (RT's Grace, 18156/23B) and Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16 (not registered)

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Grace is now back to her usual self...she's asking for belly rubs and farting up a storm! :D

Introducing Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Jackson the Airedale 12/12/05
Forever missing Grace 2/18/03 - 1/19/13 (RT's Grace, 18156/23B) and Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16 (not registered)

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