As many of you know, I am active with Basset rescue. I have a foster boy named Bubba who just turned 10 yrs old yesterday! I have had him in my home since Feb 20th. He was turned over to Animal Control in Rochester, MN by his owners who have had him since he was a puppy. The reason given was "barking", but those involved think it was more a case of money problems with his family. He came with complete shot records - up to date through last year. He is sweet, loving and a darn near perfect dog.
He does have 3 lumps under his chest. My vet was suspicious of them when I had him in for his intake physical. Bassets are prone to cysts, but he was concerned that they are something more. In any case, one of them is quite large and the fur is rubbed off. So, he goes into surgery Wednesday for removal and pathology (and a much needed dental cleaning). I really, really hope he does not have cancer - and these just are cysts.
|kisses bubba, kisses!!!!!!!!!|
|Aw, Bubba is such a cutie!! Keeping fingers, toes crossed for a successful surgery on Wednesday!|
|Aw, he's beautiful!
Hoping the lumps turn out to be nothing serious. Please keep us posted.
|sending positive thoughts your way and will do the same on Wed.|
|Now that looks like a dog in need of a cuddle!|
|We are sending positive thoughts your way, Bubba.|
|Dawn.. I will keep my fingers crossed that it is only a cyst!!
Bubba sure is a cutie..
|Hugs to Bubba. I really hope those are just cysts, too.|
|So much for you to go through in such a short period of time. Your look of sadness breaks my heart. Praying for your health and well being.|
So much for you to go through in such a short period of time. Your look of sadness breaks my heart. Praying for your health and well being.
|Best Wishes to Bubba!|
|What a sweet old guy! I just love Bassett Hounds. Bubba is such a cute name. I hope the lumps are just cysts. You will be in my thoughts wed.|
|Hoping for the best for sweet Bubba! He sure is cute. Thanks for all you are doing for him.|
|He looks lovely. It looks like he has silky fur.|
|Thanks everyone - I read all your wishes to Bubba last night!
Tomorrow is the big day, I am really getting nervous.
He is a sweetie, and he really is that soft and silky. I love his beautiful deep red color.
He is going to be a hard one to send on to his real foster home. (I was just to assess his behavior - as he was turned in with "barking" as his reason. Being I am in the country, I was a safer place to test him out than someone with close neighbors in town.)
Then we needed to have his lumps removed, so I decided it was best for him to stay here until the surgery - why move him to his foster home, then back here for the surgery??
But, the interesting thing is - his foster home has a basset and an OES!!! How cool is that? They are a great family.
Back to waiting....
|I hope they are just fatty tumors and nothing to worry about. Aren't Bassets prone to them to begin with?
I had myself all worked up this week thinking Frank had cancer on his gums because he has a lesion there. Vet is pretty sure it's just some type of gingivitis so I am quite relieved. So, I'll send that good news karma your way pronto!
|I'm sending the biggest hugs to Bubba and lots of well wishes that everything turns out for this sweet boy>
You're an angel for opening up your home and heart to a furkid that needs it. Positive thoughts to all of you.
|Bubba is back home!!!
He made it through the surgery well. His blood work checked out OK for a senior, so that was a good start. He got the 3 lumps removed. Troy (vet) felt that the smaller 2 lumps are simple lipomas (Yay!). The large one was "filled with nasty fluid" and was sent out to pathology. He was cautiously optimistic - at least 50/50 - that it was just a nasty sebaceous cyst. So I will keep hoping for good news!
He had a dental - all cleaned and 2 teeth pulled. One was a molar.
His ears are looking better (had an infection).
He is in a wrap - looks kind of like a T-Touch wrap!. Mostly to prevent swelling, as the area is dependent, also to keep it clean.
He is napping on a dog bed right now. We have antibiotics and pain meds.
|Good news! Way to go Bubba! Looks comfy. Will continue praying for you (and mom).
|Just a little update on Bubba. He is doing great - and will be moving on to his "real" foster home later this afternoon. He is recovering well from his surgery. He is even more spunky already, so I think between his lumps and bad teeth that he wasn't feeling so hot. We still need the pathology reports, and I hope they come back negative.
Doesn't he look great??? Thanks for all the well wishes to this sweet guy!!
|Aww, what a sweet face he has|
|loves to ya bubba boy!!
youre looking bubbalicious!
got sheep wrote:
He is even more spunky already
Doesn't he look great???
He's a Bassett, how can you tell??
YAY! I'm glad it is going well for Bubba.
|He's so cute!|
|Awww....he looks so precious sleeping in that first picture of him in the bed. I'm glad to hear he's feeling better.|
|awww, he's so cute!|
|What a sweetie. Thinking good thoughts for you Bubba!
Oscar had a HUGE lump removed from his back leg last April, and my vet also used the word "nasty" to describe it. He was 99% sure it was malignant, and was trying to figure out how to tell me, when the pathology came back as benign. Whew! Hoping for the same results for Bubba.
Laurie and Oscar
|Just a quick update on Bubba.
I got a call from my vet today, and it is good news. The mass was a trichoepithelioma. It is a rare neoplasm, but considered benign as it is non-invasive. Excision is the treatment, and that is what was done.
So, Bubba can look forward to a rosy future!!
|Yay for Bubba!|
... So, Bubba can look forward to a rosy future!!
That's the news we were waiting to hear!
|Great news on Bubba! He really is a beautiful dog.|
|HAPPY DAYS for Bubba - he's so beautiful and you are so wonderful to help him. Great karma coming for both of you!!!!!|
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