Friday, April 11, 2014

The Tumor.


On Tuesday Kingsley went to see his favorite groomer as he does every 3-4 weeks.

His groomer found a "lump" though, on his ankle, that wasn't there the last time she saw him.  She showed me, and my heart immediately sank into my stomach.  I remembered though Winston's cyst was nothing to worry about so I tried to calm myself down.  However, when I looked at the photos I had taken of Winnie's cyst, I felt worse.  I could tell it was likely a tumor, and was glad I could get right in on Wednesday to have a vet look at his ankle.  Here is a photo of the tumor. 

On Wednesday at the Vet's I could tell right away they were concerned.  The growth was a tumor which they x-rayed and then used a needle to draw out some of the "fluid" and look at under a microscope.  Unfortunately, they saw a lot of malignant cells combined with eonsinophilis cells which is leading them to think it is Mast Cell Tumor.   

Kingsley stayed over night to have the tumor removed (with laser surgery).  They sent it in for biopsy which will take 7-10 days (but with the weekend added in, it's likely to be 9-12 days).  He's on Deremaxx and Cephalexin for now, and we'll be seeing an Oncologist this Sunday at Hickory Veterinary Hospital to get a head start on what the next step could be, and for her to meet Kingsley. 

For now he's in a cone, and we're focusing on getting his leg to heal well.  <3 Prayers welcome <3 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Busy Fall!

Kingsley and I have had a very busy fall. His leg and toe are finally fully healed so we're starting to get back into training full time!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fall Greeting Cards :)

We love Shutterfly! We used them for our Christmas cards last year, and got a discount offer this weekend - so we made these awesome cards!! Can't wait to send them out!
Stationery Card
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Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July 2013

Kingsley gives me such great independence, that this holiday is extra important to us.  <3

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kingsley the Clown!!

Kingsley went in to be groomed again and his fab groomer just got new dog dye blow pens!  She was so excited I told her she could do whatever she wanted to his mohawk :D

The kids just freaking LOVE his clown mohawk!  And we get so many chances to educate the public about service dogs.