Friday, July 3, 2009

Scared

My girl woke up this morning and discovered my face is looking really big. She called the oncologist who wasn't in today and was able to speak with someone else. That doctor suggested that the tumor may be preventing the lymph nodes from draining and causing my face and neck to fill up with fluid. I have an appointment a little later at my regular vet office to see if there is anything that can be done to help me. I'm really scared.

UPDATE:
The vet did agree that my head was probably full of fluid from the lymph node not being able to drain. More than likely from how I was sleeping. It's mostly gone away now and I look normal. I'm breathing a lot better too. Unfortunately, it could very well happen again since the tumor is rather big. The vet suggested using a heat compress on my neck next time. I'm just so happy to be back to normal. My girl and boy were so worried about me.

37 comments:

Hoover said...

Domi, please take care of yourself and find away to sleep that doesn't make that happen again.

Hoover BPD

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending you lots of pawsitive vibes Domi - feel better soon.

Love

Opy

Teddy said...

Domi, it's my first time to visit your blog. You are such a beautiful pup!! I'm sorry that you've been going through rough times with your health. I hope your lumps & bumps don't make your face swell up again. I'm sure your boy & girl worry something awful about you.

Teddy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Oh man, please get well soon.
We're keeping all our paws & fingers cross for you ! :)
Do keep us updated.

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for your, Domi!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tracey and Huffle said...

Oh Domi, maybe you should find a way to sleep so that doesn't happen again. I hope you're okay now.

Huffle Mawson

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful girl you are, Domi!
Our paws are crossed for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby Isabella said...

I am sending healing vibes your way.

Ruby Isabella said...

I am sending healing vibes your way.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We're sending lots of Aire-zen for you, Domi! We hope that nasty fluid stays away.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Tabatha said...

Hi Domi, I am new to your blog and so sorry to hear that you are having a rough time! I am sending well wishes and puppy kisses your way!!

~Eclipse~

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Domi - its nice to meet you. I am glad you are a little better, cancer is awful, My kitty Emmie had it. She felt really good almost all of the time, she had a good oncologist, like you have.
your pal, Morgan

The Army of Four said...

Hi Domi! Huffle sent us - just wanted to say ha roo and let you know we're praying for you!
Play bows,
Zim

Raising Addie said...

We are scared for you Domi!

We are very happy that your swelling has gone down.

That picture of you in the previous post is just beautiful! You have gorgeous eyes.

We hope you were able to have fun this weekend!

Our paws will be crossed hoping that you your face does not swell up again.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Painter Pack said...

Hello Domi! Huffle sent us over to say hello! It's always nice to make a new friend! I am sending some healing Siberian vibes to woo! And the whole pack is got their praying paws ready! Woo take care!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Huffle sent me to paw some words of support!

I'll khross my paws and send LOTS of Sibe Vibes!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We heard about you from Huffle. We are praying for you, and purring. We really hope you get better.

Shannon said...

Hi Domi,
Just found your blog. So sorry 'bout your health concerns. Hope you feel better and are able to eat again.
-Shannon

Shmoo said...

My friend Huffle sent me here. I hope you feel better and don't get all puffy again.

Meeshka

Flurry and Aja said...

Ohhh Domi, you are such a beautiful girl. Perhaps your girl or boy can hold your head up while you sleep? I mean really now, that's the least they can do for someone as special as you are.

Lots of licks and crossed paws coming from our house to yours!

Woo!
Flurry and Aja

The OP Pack said...

Hi Domi, our good furiend Huffle told us about you, so we came to say hi. We hope you are feeling better. We know all about cancer and how hard it can be - we just lost our sisterpup about two weeks ago, and now Phantom has to have some surgery this week to check out some lumps he has. Tough getting old, but we think you are very beautiful. We are also from the Midwest.

Woos, the OP Pack

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Hi Domi!!

It's so nice to woof you. I hear that you have been having some challenges lately and wanted let you know that we've got our paws crossed for you.

To bad that you live so far away from us (we're in the Midwest too but in MN). You sound like the type of dog that I like to be friends and play with(I'm not a big fan of being sniffed either)

Woof ya Later!!
Princess Eva & Brice

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hi Domi, Huffle sent us over. We're so sorry to hear dat yoo are not well...we hate dat stoopid cancer stuff. We is gonna purr and purray fur yoo to feel better. Yoo are quite da handsome woofie.

Stella said...

Hi Domi!

Huffle sent us over and we were sad to hear of your health problems. We will pray for you to get well Domi, and do it soon!

Kisses.
Stella

The Thundering Herd said...

The Herd is wishing you all of the best. We hope you can keep these things at bay.

The Thundering Herd said...

We wish you the best as you go through these battles! Keep up the good fight and no there are many of us out there who have been down similar paths.

The Thundering Herd said...

We wish you the best as you go through these battles! Keep up the good fight and no there are many of us out there who have been down similar paths.

Holly and Khady said...

Hello Domi, my friend Huffle told me about your blog. I sure hope your vet can help you with your cancer. It's never any fun to be sick. Maybe you could sleep in the bed with your human. That way you can be nice and comfy.

Sending healing vibes your way.

Holly

Fin said...

Hi Pup! I read about you over at Huffle's place. I will purr for your health!

Sweet Praline said...

Sending you lots of healing purrs!

Kari said...

Hi Domi! Gosh, you're such a pretty girl and very kind and loving too to serve as a therapy dog. We are sending prayers and purrs your way so you fee better soon. Glad to hear your swelling is going down.
Friends of Huffle Mawson and your friends too.

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Hi Domi, Huffle posted that you needed some vibes and purrs so we wanted to come by and wish you well. We will be purring for you.

Forever Foster said...

Hello Domi. We learned about your blog from Huffle. It is nice to meet you. We are sending you huge purrs and nose kisses.

We liked your story about how you helped the shy girl in the library. What a wonderful achievement:)

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

how is she now?

Milo and Alfie said...

Hi Domi,

We've never met you before - Huffle Mawson sent us over to lend a helping paw. We are so sorry to hear about your cancer - it is a horrible disease. We realy do understand.
Try to take each day as it comes and enjoy each moment. We're guessing that your beans won't allow you to be in pain or anything ~ so they'll get help when it's needed and medication etc.
We're sending our purrs and prayers for you to get better and for your beans to be stong for you ~ we know they must be hurting lots to know you are poorly.
Take care Domi.

The Kitty Krew said...

Hi Domi! We also heard about you from Huffle. Being kitties, we normally are skeered of woofies, but you seem like a nice woofie so we wanted to add our purrs to help make you feel better. We hope your v-e-t can make you all better so you and your humans won't have to worry any more.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Whitey said...

Huffle told us about you, Domi, and we wanted to come by and let you know that we have added our healing purrs to the multitude you are already receiving!

Purrs and puurayers from Whitey, Gandalf and Grayson, and Mom Barb