|The lump last week when I first saw it.|
|Hey, Mom, why am I in another big white room?|
We took Lulu to Trinity Pet Hospital. The vet there sees my parents' dogs.
He asked me if the lump grew. I said no, but it has gotten darker.
Here is what he told me:
- He thinks it's most likely benign. Possibly a lipoma of some kind. (What's a lipoma? Here's what PetMD said.)
- He said a needle biopsy (fine needle aspirate) would likely be inconclusive and wasn't worth doing. He said most of the time there is not enough material there for the pathologist to get a good idea what it is. The needle biopsy works better with humans.
- If it starts to grow, it has to come off.
I think it's interesting that the vet said fine needle biopsy would be inconclusive. People seemed to think that step should have been taken, but the vet said it wasn't worth spending the money.
So Lulu and I left the vet's office and took a trip down to Dunedin.
|Sometimes the best way to clear the head is a car ride with the window down.|
Then we visited Happy Tails Dog Park in Dunedin, where Lulu made some friends.
|That's Scooby, a six-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback. Already bigger than Lulu!|
|Here's what it looks like today.|