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    Vet did not go as planned yesterday...

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    I was giving DH a hard time since we had to "wait it out" when my cat had some skin issues around Thanksgiving (she's been to the vet and is being treated as well... 2 trips to the vet this week ) But as soon as we noticed a spot on HIS dog we had to call immediately so I called the next morning. (It didn't look right, we needed to call, I just wanted to give him Hell about it )

    Well, it turns out Apollo has a histiosarcoma (sp?) on his front paw ...I guess it's a type of cancer commonly found in Scotties around this age? It can be malignant or "juvenile" and resolve on it's own (which is what we're really hoping for and the vet seems to think it is because of his age! ). We've got a topical cream to give him for 2-3 weeks to determine if it's growing or shrinking; some vets will wait 8-12 weeks, but we've decided not to wait that long since that will put us in "baby time" even more and I won't be able to lift him up and down the stairs to go potty IF he does have to have surgery to remove it and we wait that long. Right now, I can still finagle him if I need to. Plus, where it's at on his paw, the vet said if it gets much bigger, she doesn't know if she'll be able to get it all out without taking some of his leg.)

    Poor guy. It must have been so sore when she was sticking it with the needle to try and get the biopsy, but he's so sturdy there was the vet tech, the vet, DH, AND me trying to pin him and it was not going well. We ended up having to sedate him a bit to get it and the results were honestly not what we were expecting, we thought it was just a cut or something that had gotten infected. Luckily, it sounds like we caught it early and it will all work out.
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    Bailey had a histiocytoma on one of her front paws about a year ago and it just went away for the same for Apollo!
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    I'm glad you caught it early! for Apollo
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    Awww hope it is not as bad as it could be! Hugs!
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    for your pup!

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    Hope it goes away
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    Thanks ladies!

    DH is "impressed" at how I'm handling it and proud I'm not freaking out and/or weepy about it . I keep reminding myself we'll deal with it as it comes and *hopefully* it's just the juvenile type that will resolve as it comes
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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