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Postby BigDogBuford » May 19th, 2011, 12:35 am

Went in for a check lump at 4:40pm today and Buford is scheduled first thing tomorrow morning to have a mast cell tumor removed.

Please think good thoughts for us.
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Postby Pit♥bull » May 19th, 2011, 4:26 am

I'm so sorry Jeanine :nono:

Many, many :goodthoughts: coming your way for Buford. Please keep us updated.
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Postby iluvk9 » May 19th, 2011, 5:47 am

You have all my good thoughts today! :groupHug:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 19th, 2011, 7:04 am

Tons and tons of :goodthoughts: for Buford!!!
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Postby copperlegend » May 19th, 2011, 8:23 am

Good thoughts!
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Postby mnp13 » May 19th, 2011, 10:02 am

thoughts and prayers coming your way!
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Postby BigDogBuford » May 19th, 2011, 10:15 am

He's fairly miffed that he didn't get any breakfast this morning.
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Postby hugapitbull » May 19th, 2011, 6:46 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:He's fairly miffed that he didn't get any breakfast this morning.


It's a pretty sucky thing. First you get no breakfast, THEN they want to cut on you :shock:
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Postby BigDogBuford » May 19th, 2011, 7:00 pm

So Big B aka "The Howler" is home. He's a bit of a drama queen and they always ask me to pick him up earlier than they originally estimate. :doh: Last time they nicknamed him Jurassic because he sounded like a dinosaur.

The mass was pretty involved and the dr thinks he got good clean margins but had to go all the way to bone and tendon. They also removed four other lumps that were not a concern but were getting big. I figured since he was under already we might as well get that taken care of. He's got some clean toofers and is home and resting comfortably on the couch.
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Postby Malli » May 19th, 2011, 9:41 pm

Aw Buford! Just saw this! Good thoughts for recovery :(
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Postby pocketpit » May 19th, 2011, 10:24 pm

Poor Buford, fingers crossed for clean margins.
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 19th, 2011, 10:25 pm

Poor big B...(((hugs))) to both of you.
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Postby BigDogBuford » May 19th, 2011, 10:39 pm

Poor old guy is pretty sore on that leg. He's got some good pain meds on board and he's definitely enjoying his rare couch privelidges. Surgery is hard when you're a ten year old big dog!
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » May 19th, 2011, 11:00 pm

Hope all is ok!
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Postby Malli » May 20th, 2011, 1:05 am

BigDogBuford wrote:Poor old guy is pretty sore on that leg. He's got some good pain meds on board and he's definitely enjoying his rare couch privelidges. Surgery is hard when you're a ten year old big dog!

It IS! :neutral: Spoil him. I demand it. :cuss:
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Postby iluvk9 » May 20th, 2011, 5:52 am

Glad he his home and living in comfort!
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Postby Hundilein » May 20th, 2011, 8:35 am

Good thoughts for a good recovery for Buford.
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Postby BigDogBuford » May 20th, 2011, 9:39 am

He's pretty ginger on that back leg when he first gets up but seems to get more comfortable as he gets moving around. Here's to hoping the hock incision stays closed this week end but I've got my vets cell number just in case.

Here's the big hock incision. The smaller incisions were made to help relieve the pressure and hopefully keep the incision closed. The mass kind of wrapped around his leg so was more challenging to remove and get good margins.
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And then here's the incision from the upper thigh. This one is in a much better location for staying closed.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 20th, 2011, 9:56 am

Ouch. That hock one is in a bad location for healing. Poor kiddo.
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Postby BigDogBuford » May 20th, 2011, 10:07 am

Yeah, it really is.

Malli-I made a special trip for powdered sugar donuts just for giving pills. So the spoiling has started!
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