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MacKenzie's Scare this weekend
My ten year old says to me yesterday that she found something weird on MacKenzies foot a few days earlier but forgot to tell me. So she picks up MacKenzie's foot, and screams, "Mom, it has gotten bigger!"
I grab her foot and see this little growth between her toe nails, I follow it to the bottom of her foot, and it looks like she has an extra toe or is it a tumor. It is the same color and roughness as her other toes. Now MacKenizie is crying everytime I go to touch it, so not like her.
My stomach is in knots, I am thinking, how the heck I did not notice this earlier. She is walking fine, my daughter is questioning me what a tumor is, my mind is spinning on what would happen if they cut her foot off, etc - and oh, my she is only three years old. In the next few hours, I try to have her soak her foot, to at least wet down some of the fur, so I can get a better look. I can see a little bit more between the toes above, now it is looking a little whiter, so I tell my daughter we will have to wait until she falls asleep, because she is not letting me touch it.
She falls asleep, I look at her foot, and now the "tumor" is not as round as it once looked, I go to touch it, and it is it is squishy, so I open her toes up a little, an decide to be brave to pull a little on it, because I can't quite see where it is attached to skin.
It was gum! Who knows how she got it, I pulled most of it off her. I swear it looked just like an extra toe, almost the same size. It would have been quite embarrassing if I rushed her to the vet today.
Thank goodness she is okay!
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor