Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Well, it would see the Cox family curse continues.

Early this morning, I noticed my dog's left cheek looked bigger than his right. Sure enough, a lump. A really large lump. It's actually inside his mouth. It's probably and inch and a half around, growing out of his gum line.

I called the vet as soon as they opened and was in to see the doctor an hour later. They agree- giant lump. He also has a 2nd smaller one on the other side of the mouth.

They said it could be an infection or a couple of different kinds of cancer. He's scheduled for surgery on July 22.

My pup is a 10 year old Boxer. They're quite prone to cancer and he's old. I'm obviously afraid of the worst.

I think it would be wise to stay far, far away from me right now. Typhoid Trish strikes again.



Mrs. Spit said...

We still love you.

I'll go and get another goat. . .

AngelsAmid said...

I hope it's nothing! My Mom's 10 year old dog- they just found a mass in her abdomen the size of a softball, they opened her up to operate and it was her spleen enlarged. There was a 75% chance it was cancer and it wasn't! She's on the road to being back to her ornery self. So- I pray it's the same for your pup

Ariella said...

I am sorry. boxers are great dogs. I will put him in my prayers with the rest of you.

Spork Fashion said...

its only an infection... its only an infection. I don't know how big Kenzie is, but 10 is not that old for a dog. So let's just go with infection.

Elizabeth said...

Just added one boxer to our prayer list.

If you have a good vet (and I'd bet you do) he's in good hands.

:-) as long as mrs. spit can rustle up a goat though... insurance is a good thing.

Just Me. said...

Aw, sweetie. I feel for you.

I am praying for your pup. I am such a dog lover that I can't imagine any dog going through any pain. *hugs*

Stacie said...

Sometimes it just seems that EVERYTHING is piling up on you. Is was (is) like that for me since the boys were born. I learned to never say that things couldn't get any worse. The universe always found a way!

I hope that things settle down and a calm surrounds your family (animals,too). I also hope that your furbaby is okay.