Friday, September 19, 2008


As much as we love our dog, is seems he has been a veritable money pit ever since we got him a year and a half ago.  Two bouts of giardia, a neutering exercise that got complicated because one of his "boys" decided not to descend, never-ending shots, skin allergies - well, let's just say that we are very lucky that our fantastic vet is about a block from our house...  If only they had a frequent member card.

This time around things were a little more serious.  Over probably the last six months, Ollie had developed a tumor on his back.  We had noticed that it was there, but we thought it was a result of his skin issues due to allergies.  Once the skin allergies were resolved and the bump was still there, we decided the bump deserved its own vet visit.

They determined that the mass was indeed a tumor and not a cyst, and although it was benign, it needed to come out.  There goes a little more of Baby Dub's college fund.

Surgery was this past Wednesday, and he did just fine.  It was an in-and-out surgery, so we dropped him off in the AM and picked him up after work.  He was still pretty drugged up when I picked him up, and looked incredibly confused and pathetic wearing a pressure bandage on one shaved leg and a cone.


They shaved a pretty nice swath of hair off the little guy and he got 10 stitches with what looks like fishing wire.  He's on the books to head back to the vet in 10 days to hopefully get his stitches out, just in time to frolic with his friend Puka.









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