Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Still crying a lot...

What in the world is wrong with me?! Last night Kelsey wouldn't let me near him and wouldn't eat. I cried my eyes out! My poor husband must think I've totally lost it. I know Kel just had surgery, is on pain meds, and is sliced from cheek to cheek, I should know I'm not at the top of his priority list right now.

Anyway, I pulled off the fentanyl patch (that was a real treat!) and Kelsey nipped at me and then I felt bad about that and cried. Sheesh, did the wind change direction? I feel another tear coming on.

I am not sure if my nervous breakdown is in full swing or what the deal is. Maybe it's that I am just still angry about the cancer. I don't know.

Tonight, he's doing a lot better. He's more alert and he's eating better (of course, I did make him steamed ground turkey meatballs with egg whites and parsley in them and he also had some steamed broccoli). He's up moving around a bit more and the incision still looks good. I'm the one who's not doing well.

I really hope that you all take a moment and really rub your pets down to see if you feel any abnormal growths. If you do this regularly, you'll know your pet's body and will notice any changes right away so that you can get treatment before it's too late.

I never thought we'd have to go through all of this. We never think it'll be us or our beloved furball.

My Smokey Bear even had a tumor just under his tail above his rectum removed about 6 or 7 months ago. His was small, but I would NEVER have thought to look there for a lump. Turned out that it was benign, but you just never know.

So, STOP reading this and really feel your pet. Neck, inside of legs, tail, just below his/her ears...anywhere. Don't just pet them, really use your finger tips and see if you feel any masses. Some are just lipomas and aren't anything to worry about, but unfortunately, some are bad and need to be checked.

From my heart to yours,



Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We all have our ways of dealing with things...

I mean, sweet ME turns into the exorcist if Mom brushes me TOO long and especially when she lingers too long THERE!

He's been through a great deal this past month or so...same as you!

YOU khan use words to verbalise it...all we have our akhtions...even akhtions we wouldn't normally do...

I'm glad to see he's feeling better today...both of woo just need some time!


The OP Pack said...

My heart goes out to you. Kelsey is probably a lot more uncomfortable than you may think - they are a very stoic breed.

Your advice is excellent. But sometimes those tumors just appear out of nowhere. Phantom's tumor was not there in April, a small "fatty" bump in early May, and enormous malignant mass by late June. So you just never know.

Hoping for a better day for you and Kelsey tomorrow.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Great advice. I should do that more. I definitely don't check the rear enough.

Steve and Kat's mom

Hero said...

Thank you for your advice. I hope you and Kelsey both stay strong and beat this cancer.

Hero's mom

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there Kelsey~
Give yer Mummi a Summi sized kiss from me when you feel up to it. It will make both of you feel better. Keep healin' and we'll be hoping for a good report to come soon so you don't have to go back to buffalo countri. I've heard those things are actualli bigger than me.....I don't believe it.
Stay strong and heal fast.
Your pal,

Holly and Khady said...

Just like humans, sometimes when we don't feel our best we don't want to be bothered. Hard as it is not to want to cuddle with him, he probably just needs some "pawsonal" time to heal.

Mom has been rubbing us all down lately since this happened. It is certainly excellent advice! And, like Meeka, be sure to check those gums and teeth too!