Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Let me tell you about my cone of shame.

Well, it all started about a month ago.  I had this weird growth on my dewclaw.  It started out as a weird round node type thing about the size of a pencil eraser.  Mom freaked out and googled  some stuff and decided that it was best just to wait it out and see if it went away.  Well, two weeks later it was bigger.  So she scheduled me an appointment for the vet.  He said it was a cyst, that it wasn't...well...the c-word or anything and that I'd be fine, but mom was still really worried.  Ok, we get home and two weeks later it's getting a lot bigger and I am constantly chewing on it, and it's bleeding everwhere, and mom is still freaked out about the c-word, so we decided that it would be best if it was removed.  This picture was taken the day before it was removed.  Pretty big and nasty, huh?

This is what my dewclaw is supposed to look like.

THe vet said he could remove it, but he would have to take my dewclaw too, and that mom might as well go ahead and have them both removed at the same time.  That's why I have 2 peglegs.

Mom took those bandages off the next night, but I can't keep from licking.  You know how us dogs are.  The vet said that if I licked it, Mom could re-wrap it and mom tried that, but I really really hate those sock things, so mom decided to try something else.  We had this old cone thing from when I had...uhhh...ummm, that certain male dog surgery, you know... and i like it soo much better than those sock things.
I hardly notice it really. I'm happy, mom's happy, I am getting lots of extra lovings, and the only c-word we have to worry about fighting is my Aunt Janie's. (She's doing really really good by the way. Staying strong and positive. Thank you all for your kind words, prayers and support! We really really appreciate it!)