It’s been a rough day for Speck and for Speck’s mom. He had some lumps — one on his neck (if you enlarge the photo you might be able to see it above his leg there — I’m not looking); one on his chest kinda between his front legs and one near his “privates”. We had a biopsy on one of them a while back so we knew it was just a fatty lump but it was growing. It was the one on his neck and Vince knows someone here who had a dachshund who had one there and it got so big it was dragging the ground and the dog had to be put to sleep. If the lumps get too big, there are veins and tissue in them and then they can’t be removed.
When I took Speck to have his nails cut earlier this week, the vet felt the lump in his neck and said we really needed to get it out before it got much bigger so we had that done this morning. I had to have him at the vet bright and early and I almost cry every time I have to leave him.
They called me around noon and said he could come home. He has 5 or 6 stitches in each cut, he doesn’t seem to be hurting but he’s confused. I’m sure he’s uncomfortable, knows something is different but isn’t quite sure what it is . . but he’s on the road to recovery and we have pain pills we can give him. I will be glad when he’s back to normal.
Several years ago when I was visiting Vicky, she had her dachshund, Daisy, at the time. Vicky had a harness that didn’t fit Daisy so she gave it to me for Speck but with his cuts, he can’t wear it for a few days so he’s back to wearing a collar but I only put it on him when he’s going outside. He looks so “naked” without his red harness.