Friday, April 04, 2008

Some Not So Good News...

After Mom left on Monday, Joe called me downstairs to check out something on Spike. Out of nowhere, a noticeable mass had appeared on his head right below his ear. You can see it on the left in this picture:

Joe took him to the Vet on Tuesday, and the Dr. took a needle sample and sent it off to the lab. He said he was very worried about this, and apparently for good reason.

The Vet called us this morning and advised it is a tumor. :(

Unfortunately, surgery to remove it would be very major and could be detrimental to an 18-year-old dog.

For now, we are monitoring it and keeping and eye on Spike. So far, he is showing no signs of pain, loss of appetite, lethargy, etc.

5 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne said...

oh no! We send lots of love to Spike. I'm glad it doesn't really seem to be affecting him yet, and hope that continues. It's so hard to see the furkids go thru things like this...it's not like they can talk and tell us if they are in pain. My best to you and Joe - Spike knows that he's much loved, and that you will take care of him. Suz

6:05 AM  
Blogger Urdarbrunnr said...

Hugs to Spike, Joe and to you.

It's hard to see the furballs get old.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Tree said...

Bless his heart. I'm sending lots of good thoughts to all of you. Please give Spike a hug for me, and one for you, too.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Oh that poor baby. I'll tell my Sophie to keep Spike in her little doggie thoughts. 18 years old?! Wow.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jeff in MN said...

Thanks, Barbara. I know, 18 - holy cow! But he was out romping around the yard today and ventured over to the neighbor's house to tell them all about his exciting winter here.

8:17 PM  

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