Lib's Lump

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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Leslie H » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:08 pm

You are a great dog mom.
I love the pic w/her snoozing in the cone.
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Postby jamielvsaustin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:24 pm

It looks like the vet did a great job, after seeing the size of the lump I thought she'd basically have a hole in her ear. Her waking up and wanting to smell you sounds very sweet and it really speaks to her caring character/nature to want to account for all of her housemates. I'm relieved it's over, but anxious to hear about the results. Did the Dr have any thoughts on it? Had he seen something like it before?

What is the...stringy looking thing that looks like it's wrapped around the lump?
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Murfins » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:29 pm

I love that Liberty is such an amazing cat *ahem* dog Mom that she her main priorities once home were to check on all of her cats. :inlove: She sounds like the biggest sweetheart ever! 8)

Glad she's doing so well and will continue to send positive thoughts that the results come back as nothing. :)
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Amie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:39 pm

Gross alert!

There's nothing on the lump, just... lump. Well, there's some fur stuck on one side of it, where he couldn't shave it because it was slightly open from attempts to express it in the hopes infection would get out. So it's really the lump and the small patch of skin/fur that was covering the lump. We were hoping it would be a small flap of skin cut and resealed, but it's a bona fide hole. He basically had to scrape the lump off the cartilage of the ear and came very close to having to cut some veins, but managed to skim them without causing a blow out.

/Gross alert!


Rob posted on my FB page what the doc said: "Her cytology [initial slide biopsy done in-office] showed abnormally shaped fibroblasts, usually football shaped but hers were circular. Two most common reasons for this would be a granuloma, or if it were to be malignant it would be fibrosarcoma. Even if it's that hopefully all was removed in surgery today and it just hoping there is no new regrowth. But certainly hoping for best possible news." He'll probably get lab results mid-week, but we aren't positive because the holiday may wonk into their schedule. If it's the granuloma, the surgery and following antibiotics she's on now will take care of it entirely. If it's fibrosarcoma, it is possible the cancer was completely self-contained and was removed in surgery. There's a chance it wasn't, there's a chance of regrowth, but there's a chance it was and that there won't be regrowth. And of course there's a chance it isn't cancer at all, and is just a weird infection that was so encapsulated the antibiotics we tried pre-surgery couldn't get to it.... So we'll have to see.




Murfins wrote:I love that Liberty is such an amazing cat *ahem* dog Mom that she her main priorities once home were to check on all of her cats. :inlove: She sounds like the biggest sweetheart ever! 8)


I tell you, if the world could forgive and love half as well as this little red dog... we'd be in a very different place.
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby patty » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:48 pm

Liberty is such a sweetheart! Sending healing vibes to your special girl. Sounds like a lot of fun to spend some quiet, cuddle time with Liberty.
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Ilovethepits » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:29 am

She looks so good. Praying for the no cancer diagnosis.
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Amie » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:26 am

NO CANCER.

Of course, because it's Liberty, they still don't freaking know what it is! We got the call on the way to dinner last night. The lab is still doing more testing, they don't know what the cause is, don't know why this weird growth decided to grow itself in my dog, but there are no signs of malignancy. I'll feel much more at ease when they give me an answer for what it IS, instead of just ruling out other things, but the ruling out of cancer is a big load off.
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Cherry » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:19 am

YAY!!!!!!!! I know you are still worried because something caused that lump but I am so happy it isn't cancer! :)
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby pblove » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:25 pm

thank goodness it is NOT cancer :yipee:
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby dogs4jen » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:48 pm

That's good news for sure! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Murfins » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:50 pm

No cancer! :nana:
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:13 pm

woot! Woot!
:nana: :nana: :nana:
yeah!!!!!!!!
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby Madeleinemom » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:30 pm

R/O Cancer - that is a wonderful New Year's gift!
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Re: Lib's Lump

Postby julie64 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:44 pm

Glad to hear it's not cancer.
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Postby littleCloClo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:14 am

So very happy for sweet Liberty!
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