Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Long Couple of Days...

Last week I made an appointment for Lucy with the vet for a check up. She needed a heartworm and lyme disease test as well as just general look over. The appointment was on Friday and on Wednesday night, while Lou was in the process of his and Lucy's nightly ritual of playing fetch the whatever toy Lucy chooses and the belly rubs and ear scratches, Lou discovered a lump on Lucy's neck. My brain went way back to when I was a child and our black cocker spaniel, Penny, had lumps on her neck which turned out to be lymphoma. When the vet felt it, I could see by the look on his face that he thought it was something serious. Dr. Cujdik did a needle biopsy and when he took a look at the slide he discovered cells that looked an infection, but it didn't rule out lymphoma. Lucy has been on antibiotics 3 times a day and I have been thinking the lump was getting smaller, but was that wishful thinking on my part?. So we have been waiting since Friday to get the results from the lab.


We received a call this morning to let us know it was definitely an infection. Thank goodness. My first reaction, of course, was to think the worst, so I am extremely relieved to find out that our sweet, rotten spoiled Lucy girl is going to be fine.


13 comments:

  1. We are all relieved here too! We love our Lucy-loo!

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  2. Awww! What a sweet picture. Looks like she's posing for the camera. Glad to hear Lucy is going to be okay.
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  3. What great news Pat! Lucy is so darn adorable!!

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  4. I held my breath as I read this Pat! I am so relieved that your precious fur baby is ok!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  5. I am soooooooo glad this post had a happy ending I was getting more worried with every word. We are so happy Lucy is going to be okay. That is an adorable picture sweet Lucy. Now you can all relax and continue to enjoy life. Great news! Hugs and nose kisses

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  6. HOORAY! I'm so glad that little Lucy is going to be OK. Isn't it horrible when we have to wait to know whether it's good news or not? Congrats to Lucy and may she go on for many years playing fetch and getting her belly rubs and ear scratches!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  7. Pat,

    WooHoo! That's great news...now see, all that worrying was for nothing more than a little infection. Bet you and Louie are so relieved.

    D

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  8. so glad lucy in on the mend.
    Cathy

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  9. What a relief! Hope Lucy recovers quickly.

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  10. Aww, that's such good news. Infections we can get rid of. She looks so pretty on the photo. Give her scritches for me:)
    Carol

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  11. Oh, give that puppy a hug from me. I just love it when you post about her...reminds me of my Maggie. I know just how you have felt...until the good news from the Vet. Have a great weekend.
    Balisha

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  12. So glad Lucy is going to be OK, she is so cute!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  13. I've been busy the past couple of weeks and I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading. I can imagine how scary the time was when you didn't know for sure about what was going on with Lucy. So glad to hear she's going to be fine!

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