Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LumpieBumpie Surgery

Randi's mom/secretary here...this morning Randi underwent surgery to remove 3 lumpiebumpies - one behind her ear (papalloma), one on her left side (lipoma - fatty tumor) & another more serious one on her bum...this one is being biopsied - it could either be a hemangioma or a hemangiosarcoma - please say a little prayer that it is the benign first one - not the horrible "C" word which is the second one. We should have results on Friday. The following pics are a bit graphic...so be aware... Randi's resting comfortably now & came through the surgery well. Here she is above all happy at 7am that I said, "Do you want to go in the car?"
She's probably very hungry here...she didn't even get to eat her breakfast...
She's such a good girl...she takes up the entire back seat...all 87.5 pounds of her...her actual weight this morning since she pooped, peed & didn't have breakfast...
Poor thing...looks likes she had a new circuit panel installed...the fatty tumor was removed from this site.
The papalloma - which looked like a skin tag - was removed from behind her right ear...her left leg was shaved a bit for the IV.
Its hard to see here...but on the right side of her bumbum is where she has about a 4 inch x 3 inch shaved area where the suspicious tumor was...I'm concerned that this is going to be a tough spot to heal, since one of her favorite activities lately was rubbing her bum on the carpet & patio...maybe irritation from the tumor?
So please keep Randi in your prayers...we're trying to keep a positive attitude & only worry when we know we have something to worry about...
On a very sad note, this morning we found out that Randi's brother & littermate ,Gus, who lives on the east coast, has lymphoma...so he needs your pawsitive energy sent his way as well... We found out a few days ago that another one of Randi's brothers/littermates, Dakota, passed away last year of mass cell cancer...so its been chilling news all around...

42 comments:

Asta said...

Randi
I am cwossing absolutely evewy pawt of me and pwaying wif Mommi that it's the fiwst one and that you will be just fine wif a new hip haiwcut..
Get some good west and eat some yummies tomowwow, and give youw Mom smoochie kisses fwom me to calm hew..it will all be OK! I'm sending stubbown tewwiew zen!
love you sweetie
ASTA

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending you all our love and good wishes buddy - and to your sweet mama as well. You will be FINE, that's all there is to it - OKAY !!!! Pawsitive thinking all the way !

Love

Opy, Charlie, Greg and Brooke

babyphat523 said...

I'm sending all our good puppy energy out to the west coast for Randi. We hope she is feeling as good as can be. Keeping paws crossed & staying positive for you all.
Much much love,
Chumbawumba and family
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Stanley said...

Sweet Randi Girl!

You are going to look SO STREET at the biker bars from now on. You can show off all your scars. (I'd like to get a little better look at your bum bum one.)

Stella & I are sending you healing goob smooches and anti-oxidant smooches (to ward off any dreaded C cells that may even THINK about developing). We hope you get great news on Friday.

We are also sending Gus some AireZen and healing goob smooches. We want a miracle for him!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending both you and Gus lots of AireZen, Randi!
We hope you feel back to yourself very soon!
Paws are crossed that your biopsies come back benign!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pippa said...

Thinking of you darling Randi with all four paws crossed doga-ishly. I gave you a little mention too on my blog to say I was thinking of you although I didn't realise I wrote it when you were having your surgery. Must have been some pawsome thoughtwaves across the ocean there. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Pippa x

Mango said...

Randi!!! I rushed over as soon as I read the news. I am so worried about you. At least you have nice drugs for now so that you don't feel sore from all that poking and removal of Randi bits.

Try not to rub your bottom on the rug, OK? I would scritch it for you if I could. I will send my little zens your way.

Kisses,
Dexter

P.S. Momma is worried about your mom because this will be a very long day for her, so you take good care of her. It is scary that your brother had the bad sickies.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Randi, we are sending lots of healing Aire-zen and crossing our paws for you and for Gus!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Lucia said...

Ciao bella Randi!

I just sent BIG bunches of Aire-Zen your way -- should be there any second now! La mia ragazza says she'll be thinking about all of you, and keeping you in her prayers. Hang tight, mia bellissima amica, ok?

Tanti baci!
Lucia

Daisy said...

Oh Randi, you sure are brave! I am crossing my paws and sending my very best purrs that you will have good news about your lumpie.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Oh goodness, Randi! We will keep you in our thoughts.

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Randi, my dearest looky like friend, I was very upset to read your news, and we hope the results of the biopsy are good! Our paws and fingers are crossed for you Girly!!

We will keep looking in to check you are ok!

lots of healing licks, Marvin xxxxx
and lots of love from Jeannie too

ps from Jeannie

It must be a very worrying time for you, and my thoughts are with you. Marvin had a few fatty lumps removed a while back and I can remember how anxious I was until we had the results of the biopsy.

As for the rubbing of the bum on the carpet, have you had her anal glands checked lately? Marvin does this when his anal glands need expressing by the Vet, it could just be this which is causing the irritation.

Not that I know much, just trying to put your mind at rest I guess.

Sorry if you have already had this done! I don't mean to be a "know all". ;0D

Thinking of you, and lots of healing hugs to Randi!

Keep this in your heart, something I read on the internet somewhere "worry solves nothing - it just takes away the joy of being".

I wish you worryless days in future.

much love and light,
Jeannie xxxxxx

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

The darn cheek of my Jeannie, talking about my anal glands in public, when my back is turned!

Mind you possibly a good thing my back was turned when she was going on about anal thingys!

You just get better Randi, and you rub your bum wherever you want to!!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxx

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We've got 8 paws crossed for you hoping for good test results.

Princess Eva

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

happy and healthy thoughts for you randi girl - hope you are doing okay and your owwies feel better soon

woodrow sweetie mj

Ruby Bleu said...

Randi...
All of my paws are crossed and I'm sending lots of loving, healing licks to you and your Mom/Secretary!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

dewdana said...

Hey there randi, we have paws crossed for you and now are a bit nervous about moose's lump removal. Not worrying until there is something to worry about is a great plan but I bet it is easier said than done! Sorry about your sibs too. Hope your brother makes it through ok. hang in there and we are glad that the removal part went well, that is good news for now!
Dana + Moose

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Randi,
I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and send healing vibes for your speedy recovery.
Wet licks to you and your mom, love ya lot

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We're right here with ya Randi!!! We've boxed up a hooge container of terrier zen and havin' it speedin' ur way now!!!!!

We're sendin' some extra lovin' to you mom....XXOOXXOO!!!!!

Keep us updated, kay????

Lotsa love,

Scruffy, Lac and Stanny

Moco said...

We are off to do the circle of healing vibes for all. Randi will be in our thoughts often.

the 4 Bs said...

we are sending lots and lots of power of the Bs and super healing vibes to our sweet Randi. we are wishing the best for you, sweet one. we are sending poodle power to your bruzzer, Gus, for him to get better too.


woofs!

The Brat Pack said...

We're sending you love and well wishes. You'll be fine, we just know it!

Bear and the Brats

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh Randi,
I am thinking the best thoughts for you (and your brother too). I hope you are feeling better very soon and that we get good results from your biopsy.
Take care ok? Sending lots of puggy kisses to you.
xo

wally said...

Oh Randi we are thinking about you all day today and tomorrow..and until your test results come back clear! I know your peoples must be so worried or you so you should really give them some extra love. I think it will be mutually beneficial.

wally t.

p.s. I had one of those panels in my side a few years ago. My ma ape called me FrankenWally.

wally said...

Randi, I borrowed one of your photos for my bloggie. I hope that is ok. If it is not I will take it down but I wanted to show how we are not only drawn together by 22 but by having the same beauty spots!

wally t.

Agatha and Archie said...

We got the word from Opy and rushed right over..We have every paw crossed for your and hope that you are feeling a little better and that all will be good news...Love and healing kisses Agatha and ARchie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Randi!
I am sending you good vibes!
I am sure everything is going to be ok!
Paws crossed for you and Gus!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

MJ's doghouse said...

well Randi...i am prayin for you...but mostly i would like to thank you for getting Wally to post a pic of his bummaroni....it makes this ole gal happy

Teddy said...

Hi Randi,
We're sending our hopes that your lumpies turn out to be nothing special. I hope your bumbum heals up OK.

Teddy & CC-man

Lacy said...

w00fs, no wonder u iz scared..please no Randi and u all iz in our thoughts and prayers...me hope all lumpies iz the ok kind..Me is thinking of ur littermates too..

b safe and git well soon,
~rocky~

Raising Addie said...

Poor Randi!

We have all of our paws crossed for a good report from your vet!

You are in our prayers sweet boy!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Jackson said...

Hey Randi, paws crossed for a speedy recovery, pal.

J x

Mack said...

Oh Randi,
We are sending you all our love and best wishes that your ouchies heal quickly and you have great test results!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Randi
We are praying for you. We hope you have great test results and all you booboos heal quickly.
We will be praying for Gus too.
Love Ruby & Penny

wally said...

Hi Randi! We've been thinking about you all day. I hope you're healing well and I really hope your test results show that you are positive for AWESOMENESS (like you need that tested!)

wally t.

Stanley said...

Randi!!

STill thinking about you and sending AireZen and the juiciest of healing goober smooches your way, girlie!

Goob love,
Stanley

Lacy said...

woofs, me comed by to check on u...let us nos how u is...

b safe,
~rocky~

Jake of Florida said...

Checking in to send powerful wirey zen and hope all is well!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Ike said...

My paws are crossed for you Randi!!!! I am soooo worried!
Ike

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We stopped back to see if you've heard anything...let us know sweet girl!!!

Barkies...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

Tons of hugs and kisses!!!!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Paws up for Randi!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Mango said...

Its Randay and I am so worried about you. Did you hear from the VET? I wish I could come and give you my healing vibes personally.

Kisses,
Dexter