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At the hospital with Eurydice now
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14 November 2016 - 3:25 pm
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Hadn’t been here in a few days so my heart sank when I was the thread “at the hospital”  Very happy and relieved that it is just an infection.  So hard when going through this journey that we immediately jump to the worst probably because we were so blind sided when we thought this hideous disease was just a limp from some sort of injury and then the punch to the belly that it is otherwise.way-confused

So we will take infection any day.  We all do belong to a funny group from poop watching to lump inspections LOL, I am sure our fluffy babies think we are just a bunch of nuts when it comes to the way we keep an eye on them.big-grin

Kisses to you and sweet miss cow, love to you both! Summer Patchy and Packheartheartheart

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OMG thank you for the near heart attack, followed by the belly laughs!! This thread was like a thriller novel!

SOOOOOO thankful its just an infection! Kylie is on a diet so I will have a cheeseburger on her behalflaughing

Right after I check her butt!! winker

Chris & Kylie xo

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Mona saw her vet today for her senior’s checkup and I told him about the time I thought her carpal tunnel pad was another cancer lump. Luckily I found it on a day the vet was closed. It took me a day to figure out that Eli has the same “lump”. My vet smiled and said all clients who had/has a pet with cancer is hypervigilant. I’ve finally got over having him check out Mona’s anus because I thought it was odd compared to my other cat’s. 

So cheers to checking out each little bump, smell, lump, vomit, poo and buttclap Teresa did catch an infection. Smart woman.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona heart

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Ok, this was the BEST THREAD EVER! I haven’t been on in a bit and surely was panic stricken with the topic. But then, I rightfully laughed out loud at the madness that ensued! So many hilarious truths … Checking your dog’s butt? Totally normal. Pup feeling down/great/celebrating/mourning? Time for cheeseburgers!

So glad everything is ok! clap

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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