I have known my vet, "Dr. Laura", for about 20 years and our babies are among the original patients of the animal hospital. She is an excellent doctor and has handled both my babies and me with love and compassion. In all those years and with many a pet's problems, I have never seen her so concerned or had her say to me, "We need to say a prayer for Stuart Little."
Stubug has something that I cannot remember the name of due to shell shock, but I will get it for you so you can check your loved ones.* Every second counts in its removal and we are cuddling now as I wait to take him in for immediate surgery. If the tumor is malignant and high grade, this is potentially life-threatening. Maybe, we will be lucky and it will be benign. At this point, it is hard to tell, but three doctors looked at him yesterday and all were in agreement: Get this off now. His surgery is this morning and the results of his tumor will not come back until next week.
I took a quick picture of it...not very good and as you can tell by his ears, Stubug is not in the mood for pictures. It looks like a pencil eraser with little hairs on it and is about the same size.
I am heartsick but hopeful.
Go hug and kiss your pups and kitties and please have them send loving thoughts our way. We'll be here for you any time you need us, too.
*What Stuart had removed is a mast cell tumor. It is noon now and he is out of surgery and did OK with the anesthesia. I hope I can pick him up late this afternoon so we don't miss cuddling tonight, although I bet he is sore. TLC for everyone. xoxoxo