Sunday, July 27, 2008
Yikes! What is that?
Well, Vida went to a vet for the first time in about 7 years to have this thing looked at. I noticed it about two months ago or so, a little smaller, after she'd been chewing on a bone (so I thought she'd just hurt it on the bone). Then family problems made me forget to check it and it grew a bit.
It looks like she'll have to go under anesthesia and have it removed so it can be sent out for testing, because it's either nothing (a mouth wound that just won't heal) or cancer. Yep, nothing in between those two extremes.
I'm a little freaked out, to say the least. She's eight years old, and truly, I figured we're only at the half-way point for her lifespan. Now this potential havoc.
Bloodwork comes back tomorrow to see if she's ok for surgery. Then wait to see the medical outcome. Then the big decisions about how to treat it if it is cancer.
But don't her teeth look lovely! Just a little wear on the ends, but pearly white!