Wednesday, August 24, 2016
*Taps mic* Is this thing on?
I am not quite sure how so much time has passed since my last blog post. April, August, hey, they both start with an A. Maybe no one will notice?
For those of you that are keeping tabs on my dog situation, not much has really changed. We did meet with a new behavioral specialist, and they gave us some great advice. They also offered to put the dogs into their intensive behavioral modification program to try to make things better, but they couldn't guarantee anything would actually be better. It was a very expensive program for no promise of returning to our old normal. For now, that is on hold. Somehow, we are managing in our "new normal."
Unfortunately, we did find a suspicious growth on this little knucklehead. We had dealt with mast cell tumors before (Meatball had a major surgery to remove three before we moved to Atlanta). So we took her to our vet, and they recommended removal. I was super-terrified about the whole thing, since Petunia suffers from the occasional seizure, and I wasn't sure how going under would affect her. Luckily the operation was quick and without incident.
This is Petunia the night of. She was a bit out of it, and really just wanted to snuggle under the covers and be alone. She snapped back to her old hyper-active self a few days later, but it was hard to see her so uncomfortable. She is usually very velcro dog, who needs to be under foot all of the time. Happily her need for alone time was short lived, and she is currently sleeping on my foot as I am writing this.
Her surgery wasn't quite a week ago, and we are waiting on the results of the biopsy. In the meantime, she is getting lots of playtime and extra chewies. I am also snuggling her a little bit harder these days. I'll give another update once we know the results.