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4 September 2012 - 9:21 pm
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Took Kayla into vet today as we found a rather large and painfull lump between her toes on her front foot. There is also a smaller one on her face, both of them need to be removed. Arghhhhhh more vet bills :-)

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4 September 2012 - 9:39 pm
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Oh no!  Do you know what they are?  I hope they are B9!

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

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4 September 2012 - 10:14 pm
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Thanks Karen

They not too sure what they are - we cant afford expensive treatment if they turn out to be nasty so will probably bury our heads in the sand and not get them tested. Probably not the best thing to do but finances arent very forgiving. To tell the truth my biggest concern is the one on her foot as it is on the underside between the foot pads on her remaining front leg. the vet thinks she will be ok they will just give her lots of painkillers and we will have to really limit movement for a while. Talk about being awkward :-)

Sarah and lumpy Kayla

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5 September 2012 - 8:20 am
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Oh no, poor sweet Kayla!

Fingers and paws crossed that they are B9 and the removal takes care of everything. Poor little girl!
Jackie

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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5 September 2012 - 8:37 am
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Oh dear-- so sorry to hear this.  I wonder what they are-- you probably couldn't come up with a worse place for a lump than on the paw of the remaining front leg-- yuck :(   Are you removing them now or waiting to see if they go down?

Scout: January 31, 2002 to November 7, 2011

Scout's diagnosis was "poorly differentiated sarcoma"; amputation 1/11/2011.  Scout enjoyed 9 fantastic years on 4 legs and 9 glorious months on 3 legs.  If love alone could have saved you…

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5 September 2012 - 8:43 am
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Oh no! We also hope they are not dangerous. Good luck with the removing/operation!

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5 September 2012 - 8:55 am
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Oh Kayla,

Good luck on the removals, jeez, I know how you feel.  Enough with the lumps!!  Thinking good thoughts that they are nothing but fatty.

All our Best,

Suzie and Rizzo

Jack Russell born in 2001. Mast cell cancer found Dec 2009 and right rear amputation. Five rounds of chemo done before all treatment stopped. Living life to the fullest!! Read my story at http://rizzo.tripawds.com

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5 September 2012 - 1:39 pm
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Thanks Guys you are all awesome!!!!

After having a big chat with the vet we have decided to leave tham for now as she needs to be Spayed aswell so we are hoping to do it all at the same time to save on stress. but she has just come off being on heat and they dont like to do them for a couple months after that. So the plan is to keep a real close eye on the lumps to make sure they dont change or grow anymore and hopefully get just the one op rather than 2 but if they change we will get them removed sooner and worry about spaying later.  arrghhhh - jezz pets cause alot of stress and worry :-)

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5 September 2012 - 5:15 pm
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I am so sorry to hear this.  Hopefully the lumps are B9 and will behave themselves until you get everything done in the one location!  But, what an unlucky location for the one on her front foot.  Crossing everything for you!

 

Karen

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

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5 September 2012 - 8:07 pm
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Darn! Poor Kayla!

Well Sarah, everyone here understands how finances can be difficult. Don't beat yourself up, you are being super pro-active about her care, so at least now you have a grip on what's going on and a plan for dealing with it. Kudos to you. We send all our wishes for B9 lumps and lotsa hugs coming at ya!

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30 September 2012 - 8:54 pm
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YAY!!!!!! the lumps have GONE - was talking to the vet again a couples days after we went to see her and she said that if the lumps were what she was hoping they were (cant remember what they were called now) they may disappear on thier own and guess what - THEY DID!!!! sorry very excited that she wont have to go through with the surgery on her foot. fingers crossed no more turn up! :-)

Sarah and non-lumpy Kayla

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30 September 2012 - 9:01 pm
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Yea for B9!!!!

Obie had one of those on his lip- the kind that usually disappear on their own- his went away too.  And I can't remember what they are called either.  But so far they are my favorite kind of lump!

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

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1 October 2012 - 4:04 am
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I have been wondering how Kayla was going with those lumps.  That is wonderful new!!! Yeh for B9!!!!!

 

Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

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1 October 2012 - 9:02 am
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That is really magical! Wonderful news!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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1 October 2012 - 10:53 am
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Wooooo-hooooooo,

so glad to read this.  

Golden hugs for you both!

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