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Poor Bill

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 17 Feb 2009, 10:51

Bill is my 18 month old wire haired Parsons Russell, he is a devil for putting his whole face in the sheep troughs/water bowls and for that reason I keep his face/muzzle trimmed. I did this only 10 days ago so what happened this weekend was very scarey!!! Saturday night he was in his usual sleeping position - up side down - when I noticed a lump about the size of a small pea between his top lip and nose (on the side of his muzzle). By the time I took him to the vet yesterday morning the lump has grown to the size of a very large marrowfat pea!!!! I expected to be told that it was a cyst only for them to keep him in and operate immediately . Picked him up at 5pm last night, very dopey, with half his faced shaved and quite a few stitches - plus a "lampshade" to stop him scratching the stitches - and looking very sorry for himself. They managed to remove the lump and some surrounding skin and have sent it off for analysis (definately not a cyst!), quite worrying as it appeared so suddenly and grew so quickly. On tenterhooks now awaiting the results .
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by CP » 17 Feb 2009, 10:55

Ooh, poor Bill! :( I hope all will be well with the results.Image
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by crazypianolady » 17 Feb 2009, 13:47

A good thing you keep his face trimmed! Fingers crossed for the results.

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Re: Poor Bill

Post by milkmaid » 17 Feb 2009, 18:45

oh no poor bill :(
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Post by Dusty » 17 Feb 2009, 20:58

Poor Bill, fingers crossed that it's nothing sinister

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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Bhindi » 17 Feb 2009, 22:21

Oh ! I thought you were leading up to saying it was a tick... now Im sorry it wasnt.. I am hoping as it swelled so quickly you might find out that its nothing sinister.... heres hoping.xx
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 18 Feb 2009, 09:27

Thanks all, going back to the vets tomorrow and hopefully the results will be back. Bill is fine, except he doesn't like his "lampshade" - but it hasn't stopped him eating or putting it in the sheep trough! :grin: . He is such a happy chap, loves everybody and everything, the vets comment was "he's a great little guy with such a wonderful charactor" - we are just keeping everything crossed!
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Dusty » 18 Feb 2009, 23:07

that's good news, hopefully he'll be ok, fingers crossed. [-o<

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Re: Poor Bill

Post by debcat » 18 Feb 2009, 23:08

good luck tomorrow
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Auntie Katie » 19 Feb 2009, 14:02

How did he get on?
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 20 Feb 2009, 09:50

Sorry for not getting back yesterday - computer went on meltdown for some reason.

Anyway, Bill is healing fine, the lump was a growth (something unpronouncable) but the vet says he is confident Bill will be fine as they got it all - nothing in the surrounding skin or inside his mouth. Also where it was means it won't have spread to any lymph nodes - they are also confident it won't come back and he won't need any treatment. Phew! Thanks for keeping me sane everyone =D> .
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by crazypianolady » 20 Feb 2009, 10:12

That's really good news! :grin:

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Re: Poor Bill

Post by CP » 20 Feb 2009, 10:24

So glad to hear that Chris! :grin: :grin:
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Auntie Katie » 20 Feb 2009, 14:07

That is really good news, I hope he's all healed up soon.
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Re: Poor Bill

Post by Dusty » 21 Feb 2009, 11:25

REally good news, so good you were able to spot it in time. Big cuddle for Bill :grin:

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