February 9th 2013 9:53 am
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Wow, it's been a long time since I've written a diary entry! It's not that I haven't been on Dogster because I have, I just haven't had the time to figure out how to say everything I want. But, today I need to make an entry. Why might you ask? Because today I have been given the honor to be Dogster's Dog of the Day.
Is that cool or what?
And, it comes at a perfect time too. These past few weeks have been pretty rough on my family and I. You see I woke up one morning and was cuddling with Mommy when she found a lump on me. Of course she was concerned and made me an appointment with my favorite vet and technician.
After we got to the vet and I had a full exam, I'm a healthy 9 year old chocolate boy, they did an aspirate of the lump. The vet found some really dark icky looking cells and said that it would be best to get rid of the lump. Mommy agreed and I had surgery several hours later which I don't remember at all. All I know is that I woke up with a huge incision on my neck where the lump used to be and it itched horribly. You know what that means right? The cone of shame came out and I had to wear it for almost 2 weeks!
It took several days but the results from the lump being tested came back and it was a mast cell tumor. There was cancer growing on my neck! Luckily it was a grade 1 tumor, the lowest kind, and the margins were clean so I don't need any further treatment. Woo Hoo!
So right now I'm feeling like a pretty lucky boy minus the itchiness of my fur growing back in. And, to be the Dog of the Day? Well that's just plain awesome!
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