Max’s lump

Last week I found a lump under Max’s front right armpit, more on the chest area. Immediate panic set in. I called the vet in the morning, made an appointment. I was taking him to the groomer that day, so I had her check it – she’s been around a gazillion dogs and I trust her – she said she was 99% sure it was a lipoma but to get it checked.
Fast forward to today, with me getting more scared by the day and trying not to show it.

Doctor Dave felt the lump, immediately said “lipoma” then looked at me and said, “we need to have the lump talk.” Oh, shit. He wanted to tell me what to look for, where to look, when to be concerned. Then he said that the only way to be 100% sure was to do a needle aspiration (I think that’s the term?) and I said, “Yes, please!” Ten minutes later, tops, he came in, thumbs up, all clear, just a fatty lump.

I think I might stop crying tears of relief and hugging him sometime next year. 🙂

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