Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturn

Not sure how to post this ... but I am calmer now.

I found a pea size lump under Saturn's skin, near his shoulder blade on Saturday night. Thanks to Colin being away at his friends for the night and Saturn "huggle" right up to me and I suddenly felt the lump and jumped up in the middle of the night! You guess it, I have been worried since and couldn't sleep for two nights. I took him to the vet this morning but my usual vet is not there today. The vet acted like a clown (to me), he didn't think this is serious at all. After so many questions of WHAT, WHY, HOW, IF ... he came up with few possibilities, fat? cyst? benign tumour?

We out rule the microchipped as we found the chip in a different area of the shoulder; we also out rule the annual booster which he had in December, on the opposite side of the shoulder; he then out rule the fat as the lump is hard and movable. He told me not to worry and leave it for a few weeks to see if it grows! WHAT? I probably acting quite rude and panic because I realised I started to raise my voice with unhappy tone. NOT TO WORRY? He must be joking! How on earth this people think a dog is only a DOG?

After me getting more aggressive, he said he could suggest needle biopsy but he don't think he can possibly get any cells or fluid out of it as the lump is too small, so better leave it for now. I then asked him, WHAT IF this is a benign tumour (touch wood!), he said let it grows bigger ... WHAT? Let it grows bigger? I nearly punch him face!

After paying nearly £50 for him to poke around Saturn and I have no answer to it! Grrrrrr ...

8 comments:

Hooch n Troops said...

Hi Lian...dont worry Hoochi has a pea shaped lump under his armpit and had it since a puppy..been checked out and unless it grows not to worry...if u cant feel a stem to the lump then dont panic if u can move it around it should b fine...but i know its very worrying...see your vet next week and go from there...

xx

Vonnie said...

No wonder you weren't happy! A lot of money to come away with no outcome. Hopefully paws crossed it is nothing. No wonder you haven't slept! We love our dogs as they are our family! " A dog is just a kid with fur"

Christine said...

Crikey, no wonder you annoyed. Hugs to saturn and hope it all turns out to be a 'storm in a tea cup'

Diana said...

Wow, that is a lot of money not to do anything.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Hang in there Lian until you can find out what is going on from your real vet. Hugs to you and Saturn!

Rosie Ison said...

Don't panic Lian, Disney has 3 such lumps and Woody has one also. My vet is not concerned at all and says she is certain they are just cysts. They are all the size of tiny peas. She has adviced me to do the same as your vet suggests and that is to just keep an eye on them and only if they get bigger will they take it further. mind you my bill wasn't £50 !!

Amy Wood said...

Sorry to hear your vet wasn't very supportive. That is not good. I hope Saturn is okay. My Scotty has some cysts on him too. My vet said the same thing about keeping an eye on them to see if they grow and as long as she can move them around she isn't worried. She told me she did have some clients who preferred to have them removed, but she didn't suggest it to me at this stage because she said sometimes they can come back bigger. Hope you can see your regular vet. It is always better to hear from someone who really knows your dog. Their opinion is better to get. Sending healing energy your way!

Jolanda said...

Hope everything turns out to be alright. Skye sends lots of kisses to her uncle.