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Feb 5, 2012

Samantha's Cancer Surgery, Bird, Weight Loss

Samantha- Our 12 year old part Aussie, got really lethargic last Monday, even worse on Tuesday. I checked her gums that day and they were almost white. I called the vet and we took her in right then. Short version- she was bleeding internally, we saw the belly tap. Went into a "now what" mode? Thursday had a ultrasound- showed a 2" tumor on her spleen, very common in older dogs. We had to make a value judgement, and think finances, about whether or not to have the surgery. We opted for it, had it done Friday, as it was very local and everything else looked clean. No spreading of the cancer. So far, she's doing really well! She's wearing her BooBooLoon, a new version of the awful "radar dishes" they used to have to wear. She can sleep/eat with it on, and doesn't bother her. It's inflatable and easy on/off. She should make a full recovery, and I'm grateful to our wonderful vet for being so caring with her. We had 3 followup calls over the weekend to check her.




Bird-  I heard a tap, tap, tap outside overhead today, and saw a little, young woodpecker I think, cute little guy-




Losing Weight- I'm down almost 20 lbs! It's getting easier over time. We - bought a new scale since ours was wierd, up and down 2 lbs. in one weigh in. Nice digital one is much more accurate. Clothes are going bye bye, for smaller ones, woop woop!

5 comments:

Kristina said...

Poor Samantha. I hope she's better soon. Great job on the weight loss. I had to start over, since I got sick, and am down 3 pounds now.

Candy C. said...

I'm glad Samantha is doing well! Poor doggy!
That is definitely a woodpecker! :)
Congrats on the weight loss! YAY!!

nancypo said...

Thanks, and I thought it was a woodpecker!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so happy your puppy is doing well -- it's such a worry, especially when they are the only "kids" you have left in the house.

The woodpecker is a male Downy Woodpecker. Great shot!

And congrats on the weight loss. I need to lose about 15 pounds (obviously, since hubby is buying me maternity clothes!) :)

nancypo said...

Thanks, glad to know what breed he is. Hey, just take in the overalls!

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