I guess you should know that this is not going to be a happy post as the title speaks for itself.
On my ninth barkday, the Missus found a nodule located underneath my front left paw pad - the same foot where my mast cell tumour was located. I am also limping quite badly and we suspect it’s because of the nodule.
We went to the vet who did a fine-needle aspirate and sent it for cytology. The report came back and indicated a Round Cell Tumour.
We went to get a few more opinions. One vet said to leave it alone and observe, as he suspected that it might be a Squamous Cell Carcinoma which could metastasise when removed. Another said it’s unlikely to be a Squamous Cell Carcinoma or a Mast Cell Tumour and advised for it to be removed and sent it for biopsy.
So, after much deliberation, I am scheduled for surgery tomorrow (9th July) to have the nasty thing removed.
Other than limping around the house, I am in good spirits. ☺ My appetite is good; my toilet habits are excellent and I had a good swim over the weekend, which I will blog about later. I know I am behind blogging – there are too many things going on and I’ll try my best to catch up whenever time permits.
Here’s a happy picture of Yours Truly frolicking in the pool…
Below this, are three pictures of the nodule. For those who might be squeamish, no need to scroll down further.
Much love to you all and wish me luck.