Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Oh No! Another Tumour?

Woof folks.

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.



Anonymous said...

we wholeheartedly with you. good luck to you Homer.
Elvis, Corinne & Dominique

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oh no! We will keep our paws crossed for you, in hopes that the surgery goes well, and that they are able to remove it with no further issues! Keep us posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh no ;-(

Of khourse, woo've got my khrossed paws heading to Pie Land fur woo -

AND fur your PAWrents -

Khousin Geufy will be sending GReat vibes fur all to go well too!

Khyra and Khousin Harley

The Life of Riley said...

Oh Hommer! Not another one. We will be thinking of you and your family on the 9th with all our paws crossed.
Love and woofs,
Riley and Enzo

PS Great photo of you in the pool.

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Poor Homer, I hope you get that nasty thing to go away and leave you alone.

Love, Daisy

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we will be sending lots of POTW your way and hoping for a speedy recovery

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Homer,

We will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping for the best. It's a good thing your mom is so observant and spotted that nasty thing.
Sending you much wirey zen and power of the paw!

Your pal,

Just Harry (and mom)

Sam said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, sweet Homer!

Monty and Harlow

Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Homer!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Helios said...

All the best, Homer! Hope it'll be good news.

And on a side note, I envy your pool!!

KT and Easton said...

Paws are always crossed for our pal Homer. Thinking of you.
KT and Easton

Kathie said...

Sending you good thoughts Homer. You are such an awesome boy. Hugs!

Angus said...

Homer - You are one brave and very loved boy.