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Sending prayers your way. Asia has a fairly large lipoma on her lower chest too that I didn't notice right away as she is also not a tummy rub kind of dog. I know the guilty feeling well. Hugs to you and waiting is very hard! I am sure it is probably just a lipoma as they can get quite big.
 

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Sending positive vibes and prayers, I hope it is nothing serious.
 

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Thank you for all your kind responses and positive thoughts. We'll take them all.

I stupidly started to google around and I have a great suspicion about what this is. What I know is that it's not just a lipoma. My head was kind of reeling when I left the vet yesterday, but one thing I realized later was that she had said that if they were lipomas, she'd know right away from how they presented on the slides. (And I remember seeing the slides when her two previous lipomas were diagnosed). So obviously, she saw nothing on the slides that suggested lipoma because she said she took several samples of each and sent them out.

Anyway. I am keeping all this inside my head, and turning to you all for support. Tee is happy as a little clam, eating and bouncing around as normal. All I can think about when I look at her is that big mass on her underside, but I have to stay happy and cheerful and normal with her. She doesn't know anything is wrong - and I'm not going to tell her.
 

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Sending positive vibes and prayers. Please try to stay positive as much as you can. We are here for your. Hugs.
 

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Thinking of your girl today, hope we get great news from you soon.
 

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Don't focus on why you didn't find it, just that it was and she's getting helped.......... It would have been far worse it you hadn't gone to the Vet that day. Keeping good thoughts going your way.
 

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Hopefully they are just lipomas. Generally when they are right under the skin like hers sounds like, they are benign but better be safe than sorry so good that your vet sent the sample out for a pathologist to view.
 

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You will get good news, I am praying very hard for it.
 

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My vet called me yesterday afternoon - with no news. :(

She said she called the lab a couple of times, but she was leaving for the day and wanted me to know the results weren't in. I really appreciated that. She is off now until Monday, so I will be getting the news from one of the other vets (probably today), and if it is bad news, we will have to see one of the other vets because my own advised I should not wait til she is back.

I'm so worried - I want to know, but in a way, it's better right now. I keep thinking, this might be the last day I don't know you are sick. :(
 

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Sweet Giirl

My vet called me yesterday afternoon - with no news. :(

She said she called the lab a couple of times, but she was leaving for the day and wanted me to know the results weren't in. I really appreciated that. She is off now until Monday, so I will be getting the news from one of the other vets (probably today), and if it is bad news, we will have to see one of the other vets because my own advised I should not wait til she is back.

I'm so worried - I want to know, but in a way, it's better right now. I keep thinking, this might be the last day I don't know you are sick. :(
I can imagine the mental torture you are going through. Will be praying for Tesia.
 

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Thank you for all your kind responses and positive thoughts. We'll take them all.

I stupidly started to google around and I have a great suspicion about what this is. What I know is that it's not just a lipoma. My head was kind of reeling when I left the vet yesterday, but one thing I realized later was that she had said that if they were lipomas, she'd know right away from how they presented on the slides. (And I remember seeing the slides when her two previous lipomas were diagnosed). So obviously, she saw nothing on the slides that suggested lipoma because she said she took several samples of each and sent them out.

Anyway. I am keeping all this inside my head, and turning to you all for support. Tee is happy as a little clam, eating and bouncing around as normal. All I can think about when I look at her is that big mass on her underside, but I have to stay happy and cheerful and normal with her. She doesn't know anything is wrong - and I'm not going to tell her.
Love what you said here about Tesia eating and acting normal.
 

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Love what you said here about Tesia eating and acting normal.
Thank you for reminding me of this. It continues to be true. We have been living with the outer reaches of Sandy since last Sunday - so the parks have been big, soggy messes. Tesia is just dying to get out and run and play ball.
 

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This waiting has to be so hard on you. <<<hugs>>>

If it's not good news, I wouldn't see one of the other vets. I would see an oncologist right away. JMO.

My vet called me yesterday afternoon - with no news. :(

She said she called the lab a couple of times, but she was leaving for the day and wanted me to know the results weren't in. I really appreciated that. She is off now until Monday, so I will be getting the news from one of the other vets (probably today), and if it is bad news, we will have to see one of the other vets because my own advised I should not wait til she is back.

I'm so worried - I want to know, but in a way, it's better right now. I keep thinking, this might be the last day I don't know you are sick. :(
 

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I am so sorry you are living with that and I'm sure Tesia would love to run and play.
Can she do a little of it in the house.
Thinking back to my Smooch, she had a big mass on her underside too, and we thought it was a fatty cyst. They drew some fluid from it when we first saw it and it proved to be nothing. Smooch had it for a LONG TIME!
 

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If it is what you hope it is not, don't blame yourself, they just seem to appear, the lumps, don't want to say the c-word, i have been there. I surely hope it is not that.
 

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This waiting has to be so hard on you. <<<hugs>>>

If it's not good news, I wouldn't see one of the other vets. I would see an oncologist right away. JMO.
Very good point. I guess I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself. I should wait for the results. But I do know that there specialists at the VEC here in Toronto.

I think, either way, the mass will have to be removed. My vet (who has only been my vet for a week, replacing my real vet who is on mat leave) said she might consider doing it under local because Tee is so good. That would be my hope. The idea of putting my 12 year old under general scares me.

I just need to breathe and wait til I know what we're dealing with.

Thanks to everyone for all the continued support.
 
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