Late Tuesday night, after I put up THIS POST, Meadow’s lump came back again, and as luck would have it, this time it stuck around – through last night when we optimistically fasted Meadow, and into this morning, when it was so tiny, it was barely visible.
But it was still there…and we hurried her to our vet first thing.
Along with the mystery lump, we asked the vet to remove a confirmed cyst which we noticed had been growing, and we also asked him to look at a malformed nipple that had an odd growth crop up on the side of it recently. He took a peek and suggested that he could remove that too. Not the growth, but the entire nipple…
While we agreed, all I could think was, “Ouch! Poor Meadow.”
Not only did it sound extremely painful, Meadow has always had enlarged nipples because she had pups while on the run, and now she will be lopsided. Maybe I should look into implants? And why not? They sell them for neutered males you know. Think I’m kidding? Nope. They’re called “Neuticles” and their slogan is: “It’s like nothing ever changed.”
Take from that what you will.
Although I’m attempting to poke fun in order to stay sane, I worried about Meadow’s surgery today, and I’m happy to say she’s home now and I’m thankful we finally got the little bugger OUT. Upon examination, our vet felt that only the suspected mast cell tumor needed to go out for an official biopsy. The cyst looked like a cyst when he cut it open, and the thing on the nipple looked like a pustule, (think pimple), but he kept the tissue just in case it is ever needed. Hopefully, it won’t be.
As for the suspect growth, (which was smaller than a dime), our vet did his best to get very wide margins, (as you can see by this photo), so I’m hopeful of a good outcome even if it turns out to be a second tumor. We should have the results of the biopsy in 5 to 7 days, at which point I’ll update with the results – but until then, please keep Little Miss Meadow in your thoughts and prayers.
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