Maverick and I went to visit our favorite doctor today – he has a “something” on his foot and Mommah worries. I thought it was a tick but it’s not going away, he’s licking and it’s red and it looks like a sore button so the appointment was made and off we went.
Dr. Dave treated Max almost from the beginning, we’ve never gone to another practice and never will. He treats all the animals as if they were his own. When it was time for Max to leave us, my husband said that he knelt and prayed before giving Max the shot that would release him. I asked, when it was done, “is he gone?” and his response was, “Max is in Heaven now.”
He was incredibly kind all through the last days of Max’s life. I trust him with Maverick. I know that he knows my quirks and worries and won’t laugh at me, but will make sure that I know all is well with my baby.
So examination revealed something called a hystiocytoma. A WHAT???????? It’s a benign “tumor.” Phew. There is a chance of secondary infection because someone will not stop licking it, so a shot of cortisone was administered, and antibiotics and that amazing yellow cream called Anamax was applied.
Cortisone shots cause intense thirst and equally intense peeing. Oh, dear heavens, run to the door and not the rug! Oh well, rugs can be cleaned.
It should be cleared up in a couple of weeks. Let it be so.