Four - let's hope it's nothing

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Postby LMM » March 5th, 2010, 11:12 pm

A little Four update. Since his tumor removal surgery when I first got him many months ago, I've been on the lookout for any new lumps and bumps. Daily massages that he loves cover the bases. Or so I thought. I always wondered why when any of the dogs brushed under his jaw that he kind of chattered his teeth and raised his head. I figured he didn't like his jaw touched, not totally unreasonable. And any time I am inspecting him and I get near his jaw, he does the same thing. I really just chalked it up to him not liking the area touched. You know how some dogs don't like their ears of feet touched?

Well tonight I found out why. It happened again as I was petting him on the couch. I don't know if I was looking in a different light but his lower jaw seems very slightly misshapen. So he had to tolerate me prodding around, which he didn't very well. There is some kind of mass there. It's not tumor like, it reminds me of scar tissue, it's pretty hard. And now it's very obvious to me why he doesn't like to be touched there, it's obviously painful for him. I feel like crap for not putting it together until now :(

We are obviously going in to have it checked out but if you guys could spare any extra good thoughts, we'd appreciate it. I know nothing of what this could be but because of his mast cell tumor diagnosis, I'm pretty worried.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 5th, 2010, 11:20 pm

Good thoughts are always ready here. Keep us updated.

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Postby Ino » March 5th, 2010, 11:22 pm

:goodthoughts: I hope it goes well for him at his vet visit and it is something that can be easily treated so he is comfy.
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Postby kera09 » March 5th, 2010, 11:24 pm

poor four!!! good thoughts coming from me, eric,duge,ava,lulu,martini and QP!!!
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Postby amazincc » March 6th, 2010, 5:20 am

It's nothing... it's nothing... it's nothing... because I said so. >( :mad2:

Loads of good thoughts going out to Four... :hug3:
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Postby Miss_Pits » March 6th, 2010, 8:15 am

Keeping my favorite, noisy old man in my thoughts!!! When is he going to the vet Jenn?
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Postby LMM » March 6th, 2010, 9:35 am

Thanks guys!

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Postby hugapitbull » March 6th, 2010, 9:41 am

Good thoughts to Four from all of us.
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Postby TinaMartin » March 6th, 2010, 4:32 pm

Good thoughts from my house!
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Postby iluvk9 » March 6th, 2010, 7:27 pm

Good thoughts sent his way! And yours... :hug3:
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Postby Jenn » March 6th, 2010, 7:28 pm

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Postby Pit♥bull » March 6th, 2010, 7:56 pm

:goodthoughts: From our house.
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Postby CinderDee » March 7th, 2010, 8:09 am

No more illness of this forum!

I'm keeping you both in my thoughts. :goodthoughts:
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Postby blabsforbullies » March 7th, 2010, 8:51 am

I am sending good thoughts too! :goodthoughts:

I had a case kinda like that and it turned out to be an old fracture that had healed a little "off"! :wink: I'm going to go with that, because for it to be anything else, I think we will all lose it and this board has had so much to deal with! :cuss: Good luck on Monday! :hug3:
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Postby Suzi » March 7th, 2010, 11:07 am

Sending good thoughts from the PNW.....Hope all goes well tomorrow...

I agree with Dr. Blabs thought,,,on the possibility of scar tissue.....Fingers and paws crossed.
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Postby LMM » March 8th, 2010, 10:52 pm

So we went to the vet tonight and she tried very hard to check it out but Four was not very cooperative :rolleyes2:

She said it might be an oral infection and his teeth are in pretty rough shape. We are trying 2 weeks of antibiotics along with some pain and anti-inflammatory meds. If the antibiotics don't help, our next step is xrays to get a better look at what is going on. Best guess at this point is it could be a rotten tooth or oral infection that has resulted in a deep bone infection.
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Postby amazincc » March 8th, 2010, 10:56 pm

Ouch... that sounds very painful... :(

Butt scratches to Four, and wishing him a speedy recovery.
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Postby CinderDee » March 9th, 2010, 12:05 am

Awww, the poor guy. Give him a gentle hug from me. Sending healing thoughts. :hug3:
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Postby TinaMartin » March 9th, 2010, 10:01 am

I hope the antibiotics work.
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Postby IzzysDad » March 21st, 2010, 4:52 pm

Good thoughts from us!
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