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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, Nespa is at the vet this morning having a small lump removed from under her tail - about half way along. It's about the size of a pea but it has increased in a short period of time from what has appeared to be just a small ridge. The vet said it was best to get it checked so off she's gone. Sad She will look a bit odd for a while until the hair on her tail grows back. Confused All being well it will have been a benign cyst or similar and if not it was better to have it removed early. I will look out one of buster collars we have just incase she decides to give it too much attention when she's back home. The tail has very little excess skin so holding the wound closed needs help. Fingers crossed for a very speedy recovery and positive outcome Very Happy and don't anyone mention Friday 13th Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nespa is back home now and sleeping off the effects of the anesthaetic. Very Happy All went well and she seems quite relaxed. Very Happy The bandage on her tail creates the impression of a poodle. Rolling Eyes The dressing will be changed in four days time and the stitches will be removed in 12-14 days. Longer than the usual 10 days as it's the tail. The little lump which appeared to be full of fluid has been sent away for analysis. Too much information I hear you cry. Shocked I am happy to have her home. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

good morning Pauline,so sorry to hear about Nespa,for sure she will be just fine.When will u get the results of the biopsy?
How did u notice such a small lump?with so much hair it's not easy to detect things in their skin.
For sure we have to check them constantly.
When i first got my own dog,Leonidas 13 years ago,i had the belive that they never get sick Laughing ,so,when he got cancer in his testicles,he was already 10 years old,at first i thougth he was getting old and his testicles were hanging for old age,we even tease him Embarassed
With fivos i may over do it with the chencking Laughing but better too much than too less.
Hoping for a fast and easy recovery for Nespa,tell her fivos is thinking of her,sending good energy all along from greece.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you Ani for your good wishes. We should get the biopsy results in about a week. Yes, under a long coat things can go undetected. However, I do try to brush carefully and run my hand under each section. They seem to like it that way I can feel matts of hair as well as anything on the skin. At least that's the theory, it doesn't always work. Nespa is on good form and has enjoyed her morning walk and isn't bothering her tail at all. Let's hope it continues. Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So glad to hear that Nesp'a is taking all this in her stride, what a relief for you. I do worry sometimes when Lola wags her tail so hard and hits it against the door frames that she may damage her tail Confused I'm sure the analysis of Nesp'a's little lump will be totally innocent, but anyway, we're still all thinking of you - and your little poodle! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I wish you and Nesp'a all the best, I'm sure it will turn out to be nothing important. It's great she doesn't seem bothered by the surgery.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thinking about you and nespa Smile danni and crew
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nespa has had a second dressing on her tail. All is well. The little wound is healing very well. I did have the option not to put a second dressing on it but I thought she might try unpicking the stitches herself. Very Happy She sees the vet again on Saturday for perhaps another dressing as they don't like leaving dressings too long. I might then decide to leave it uncovered. We then wait until 14 days since the operation before the stitches finally come out. No news yet on the biopsy.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well,her hair looks great,and the blue matches her blonde looks Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Aw bless her! Looks like you've been practising braiding her hair Pauline! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Back from the vet today, all continues to go well. Results confirm a benign cyst. This can occur anywhere on a dog and once removed is not expected to re-occur. Good news. Final visit on Wednesday. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

CONGRATULATIONS! we are glad everything is O.K>, pauline Very Happy danni
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I forgot kisses for Nespa XOXO danni
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We are very happy to hear about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh so pleased for you and Nesp'a. Kisses from her little girl xxx
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Final posting: stitches out, no fuss, all is fine. Laughing Apart fromt the funny tail Confused Thanks everyone for your kind greetings Laughing

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