10-12-2016, 03:13 PM
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Still upset about dog needing biopsy-
I posted a couple days ago about my dog needing a biopsy (tiny black scab on his butt- maybe 1/8 of an inch in diameter). Since then I've been trying to channel my energy into exercise, housekeeping, etc (currently unemployed). However, I can't tell you how often I find myself researching "malignant melanoma," "cancer in dogs," etc. I know I'm just torturing myself but I can't help but fear the worst. He's my baby boy and I hope that he doesn't have anything and IF he does, I hope it's something that I can treat in order to give him a normal doggy life (he's 8, and as much as I would like for him to be with me forever and ever, I would be at peace if he lived to be, say, 12. Afterall he's a pug mix and about 25 lbs). Anyway, I'm going on a tangent here. How can I calm myself down? His surgery isn't until the 28th (no earlier appts available unless there's a cancellation). Then of course there's the time I'll have to wait to get the results... I'm going crazy over here. Is it a good sign that the spot has been there for a couple years and has never grown or seem to bother him? He's in otherwise good shape... he eats well, goes to the bathroom regularly and other than slightly slowing down due to age, he's still my playful little guy! Anyway, sorry for going back and forth... sometimes it just helps to write things out. Thanks everyone!