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Ruby, the wiggle dancer

Apr 28

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Hear that sound? That’s me exhaling after Ruby’s visit with vet. She’s great but that little lump that the vet checked out before her surgery for the big evil lump and said was nothing had grown more than twice the size. Every day as I petted Ruby I felt that lump. Another evil lump? I prayed not. Of course the vet knew when he said don’t worry. But, if you’ve got a tripawd cancer survivor, that worry is always just under the surface ready to bubble up at the slightest change. So, the lump which is now pretty big is just a lipoma – harmless. If it gets too big, it may have to be removed but easy peasy – it’s on the surface and is a simple procedure. At the rate it’s growing probably by the end of summer it will need to go. I must say I thank our lucky stars every day that Ruby’s cancer was only soft tissue and not bone. We’ll gladly put up with a lipoma (and a nasty stye in her eye, an ear infection, occasional incontinence, etc). We are very very lucky.

Ruby - April 2012

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4 comments so far

  1. AngelAbbysMom
    10:21 am - 4-28-2012

    Hooray for fatty lipomas!

    Keep kicking cancer’s butt, Ruby!
    Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

  2. etgayle
    12:30 pm - 4-28-2012

    great news, we’ll take fatty lumps every time!!

    charon & spirit gayle

  3. maximutt
    12:42 pm - 4-28-2012

    So happy to hear Ruby is just a little lumpy! Glad to hear she’s doing well, and enjoying her new chariot!!

  4. jerry
    9:37 pm - 4-29-2012

    Here’s to being lumpy and B9!

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