Thursday, July 23, 2009


Well, Kelsey has a tumor on his fanny right above and to the right of his fluffy tail. At first we thought it was a seroma, but after a few attempts to drain it with syringes, we decided to have it cut open to find out what the problem was.

Today he had surgery to get answers and the answer is a tumor. This is a large tumor (tennis ball or softball in size) and seems to be a tissue tumor and if it comes back cancerous, it'll probably mean amputation of the fluffy tail because it's pretty deep in the tissues.

On the positive side, she didn't see any weird cells during the two attempts at draining it and she didn't today either, but she's just not sure and was concerned about it. We're sending the biopsy next day air so they'll have it tomorrow and we should have an answer by Monday.

I'm hoping that either A. It's non cancerous and he'll just have a large lump on his butt or B. if it is cancerous, they can get it all and if that means he's a husky with no tail, then that's what it means.

Wish us luck!

Cody (owned by Kelsey and Smokey)