Daphne had a quick procedure this morning to remove a tumor/growth on her forehead. She did very well and was more bothered by the noise from the clippers as they removed her fur. She didn’t flinch when they gave her shots of ladocaine to numb the area. She didn’t even mind the actual procedure except that she had to remain pinned on her side. I was able to be with her through the whole thing and it seemed to help keep her calm. The tumor will be sent out for pathology and we will know in a week if it is anything serious. In the meantime she is all set for Halloween with shiny new staples in her head that will remain there for the next ten days. I have lovingly been calling her Frankendog. Perhaps next year we can just buy her a costume, it would’ve been much less expensive.
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get well soon daphne!
As someone who has loved Boxers almost all my life (if you click on my blog under the animal gallery you can see some of my current girl’s photos: http://katiescamerablog.wordpress.com/portfolio-2/people-children-animals/) and owned them for a very long time, I know how this goes, and how scary this can be. I hope it’s nothing more than a fatty tumor, and that Daphne is all better and being her usual Boxer self in no time. Nice costume for Halloween though. 🙂 Smooches to Daphne! She is a pretty girl.
Thank you for your very kind comments. We adopted Daphne two years ago and despite her allergies and over-abundance of licking (especially kids), we can’t imagine what it would be like without her. Daphne acts as an alarm clock in the morning to get my kids up for school. She is ecstatic when we get home. She loves people. She is truly a wonderful part of our family. I saw your sweet boxer’s photos. What a beautiful dog! I hope she brings as much joy to you as Daphne does to us. Mary