The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

Lucy, again

on July 23, 2014

afterlight

A month or so ago I took Lucy into the vet. I thought she had an ear infection, but I also wondered if something else was wrong. She just wasn’t herself. They looked her over and concluded she did have an ear infection, but that it was also time to remove the tumor on her back leg. It’s been there for a while and we’ve been keeping an eye on it, but it’s now impeding her mobility and making her more than a little miserable.

The tumor is right by (under?) the muscle of her back leg. It affects her strength, which affects her ability to squat or get up when she’s laying down. It’s grown significantly in the last few months, and is now very noticeable when you’re looking at her.

We briefly debated even doing the surgery considering her age, but the agreement was that the benefits to her quality of life outweighed the risks. So this morning we dropped her off to have the surgery. We’ve done this before. She had another large fatty tumor removed in 2013. This tumor isn’t as big, but will likely be as involved of a recovery. I’ll work from home on Thursday, and will try to make it a short day in the office on Friday.

If you’re the praying sort, we really need the surgeon to be able to remove as much of the tumor as possible. We don’t have a good idea of where the tumor is exactly, and I’m hoping it isn’t tangled up in muscle or arteries.


3 responses to “Lucy, again

  1. Grammy says:

    Praying that Lucy will be able to chase a few more squirrels and enjoy pain-free days.

  2. Kyla says:

    Every single one of my best wishes to your Lucy today. ❤

  3. Scott Grunst says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Lucy, you and the girls. You are doing the right thing. Give her a chance to live. When it’s time, she will tell you.

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