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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
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I would have loved to have seen the look on your vets face upon discovering what this growth actually was. But my bet would be it's probably happened more than once.

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Wow you certainly had me going there! I was SO worried for you and MacKenizie! Thank goodness it was only gum!

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you had me so worried at the beginning and laughing at the end! I'm glad she's all right!
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Anyone ever tell you to become a writer? My gosh, you really had me there. But, I'm glad it was only gum.
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After an extremely hard, emotional day and signing on here and reading horrific news, I read this and started crying/laughing.

Thank you for sharing this and allowing me to let go of all that tension!!
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That is too funny. Dogs can be so dramatic, crying every time you touched the gum. lol So glad it was a false alarm.
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If my daughter hadn't told me it had gotten bigger, I probably wouldn't have freaked out so fast. I think I have just heard so many horror stories on this forum, that my brain just went wild.

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