On Christmas day, something happened that really stressed mom and dad out. I had blood clots and fresh bloody drips coming out of my mouth. When mom raised my jowl and saw tumors and yuckiness she was really panicked! I wasn't in any pain but you know how whigged moms can get! Why do these things always have to happen on a holiday?
It wasn't long before mom was on the computer typing in "oral cancer" to try and find out just how serious this new problem was going to be.
Yesterday afternoon, I went to see my vet. They weighed me first - I'm 50 pounds! Mom was really pleasantly surprised about this seeing as I do have kidney disease. I do eat like a horse, ya know, mom!
Dr. A checked out my mouth, which was really not fun but I let him do his thing. He told mom and dad that I have a stage 4 heart murmur and he told them that a full blood panel should be done and chest x-rays should be done to make sure that I don't have active cancer and then the ugly growth could be removed.
Well, I'm 13.5 years old and I'm basically a very happy girl most of the time. I have many aches and pains getting up from a reclining position and I have problems walking from point A to point B a lot of time.
Mom and dad are not going to do the x-ray and they're not going to do bloodwork and they're not going to do surgery. They're going to let me live my life in peace and if and when life gets uncomfy for me, I have tramadol and if it gets really uncomfy and painful for me then we'll cross that bridge when the time comes.
Mitch and I eat holiday cake every day after our walkies. We still have lots left, Sunshade, and we are sure loving it!
Life is good for me for now and I'm liking it.
Our mom has a new project. Not only is she helping dad with the Crump cupola but she's also going to tackle repainting our dining room so she has enough to do now to keep her mind focused and not so much free time to worry about me.
Because, we have been so stressed prior to seeing the vet, we have been reading blogs but not commenting and we apologize for this. We'll try to do better.
Love ya lots,