Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"big baby" dogger...

(maggiepie on a walk yesterday)

(on her way to the vet this morning)

(giving me a kiss "goodbye" at the vet)

last week while giving maggie a bath, i found a protrusion near the base of her tail. at first i thought it was part of her anal gland; so, i immediately called the vet. dr. nichols told me to get her in to his office as soon as i possibly could.

about 15 minutes later, maggie was atop the examining table, her face was buried in my side, and dr. nichols was telling her that she was a "big baby"... after a little poking and prodding, dr. nichols informed me that what i had found was not a part of her anal sac (gland); rather, it was a tumor.

i swear my heart missed the next beat!!!

then, he told me that i would need to bring her on tuesday (today) in order for him to excise it.

hence, at 7:30 this morning i took her in for surgery. she did NOT want to stay (BIG BABY). as a matter of fact, she was backing her way toward the lobby door.
i've written a little about our co-dependence problem:/
anyway, i scooped her in my arms and handed her over to the assistant.

it was a long day!!!

however, when i went to retrieve my baby, i got great news:) dr. nichols said he was CERTAIN that the mass was nothing more than an enlarged skin cyst...


(maggie, post surgery)

(on her way home)

(currently, sleeping off her anesthesia)

i love my big baby dogger!!!

love and God's blessings,
dani xx


Bren's Life said...

Cute pictures with the flowers. I am so sorry Dani. I hope everything will be ok. Poor little thing. Hang in there..

Hannah said...

Aweh! I'm so glad she's all right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Katherine may have mentioned her growth (I suppose that's what you would call it?) the other day while at my house. I'm so glad your Big Baby is all right :D

Love, love, and loads of hugs,

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

OOoooh, poor little baby. Just wanna scoop her up and love on her!!!

I LOVE your accent!!! I could just talk to you and love it for hours. I would probably start speaking like that too, I can't help it. I'm an accent girl.

SuzanSayz said...

Thank goodness she is okay. Poor little girl.

Heidi is right btw, that girl of mine can do any accent on earth and it comes out totally believable.

MoziEsmé said...

Aww - what a sweetie! I'm glad she's gonna be okay! And that first photo is gorgeous!

Sally said...

She's adorable!! Glad the little buggar is okay! :)

Amanda said...

I'm so relieved that Maggie is OK. She is such a sweet girl and i just love her!
We get our pup on the 1st of May ~ not long now!

I'm breathing a big sigh of relief for you.

Amanda x

Tanya said...

Dani I'm so happy to hear that Maggie is ok!! I don't blame her for being a big baby!! Give Miss Maggie an extra big hug for me!

Take care,

love, Tanya xxx

Anonymous said...

I love her purple "hat" of flowers. Frameable!!!

Give her a kiss from me, and tell her to take it easy and rest.

You're a good mama Dani.

Cheri and Jesse said...

What a pretty and sweet, Big Baby! I would be a big baby right along with her.

Glad that everything is ok.


Little Sweethearts said...

I'm so happy that Maggie is OK. I'm sure she's back to her adorable self by now!


linda said...

Oh poor baby...I hope she's recouping fine!

Tabitha said...

I am so pleased that sweet Maggie is ok ~ what a relief!
Give Maggie a huge big hug from me XXXXXXX

Christy said...

Thank goodness it was nothing serious. As usual, she is adorable!