Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lumps on Mack's Chest

Here's the story---when Mack moved permanently in with us about 3 years ago, he came with a lump on his chest.  His old vet aspirated it and said it was a "fatty" tumor.  (I hope hu-mom told me the correct words....) and by the way, Mack is not FAT!

Well, the other night, Mack was flipped over and getting tummy rubs from hu-mom while they were watching TV.  Hu-mom said "That's funny, Mack, your thingy has moved!"  After further investigation, she discovered that the old one was still in the original place but there was another one near by just closer to his arm pit. 

Mack waiting patiently in little room at the vet.

The next morning she called and got a VET appointment with our favorite vet, Dr. Irwin. 
Today Mack visisted Dr Irwin.  He told me he got a LOT of treats but was not real happy with being poked and proded.  He was gone a looooong time.  I was at hu-mom's work and was really missing them. I had to hang out with my Aunts at work so, it wasn't all a lost cause!
He did have to have the lumps aspirated again and checked.  With much relief we can report they are both "fatty" lumps and no worry.  Hu-mom just needs to keep an eye on them in case they change or grow. 
Mack listening to sounds outside the little room.

Mack also told me that before Dr. Irwin could get into the little room to visit, a doggie with an emergency came in.  Poor doggie was having lots of seizures, so that's what took us so long.  We were happy to wait while the sick doggie was getting medical attention!

Mack shiffing to find out who had been in little room before him.  Hu-mom though he might pee on the stool!

Hu-mom and hu-dad were very relived to hear the good news. Hu-mom was going to take more pictures, but forgot when Dr. Irwin came in.  She always forgets!

Hope your news is good, too!

Minnie  :)


Noodles said...

Minnie and Mack
That truly is good news.
Love Noodles

Suki said...

Hi Minnie,

I'm so relieved too and it wasn't the stupid "C" word!

Mack, you are adorable.


Anonymous said...

That's great news! Chloe (my parents' 12 year-old dog) has about 3 or 4 of those "lipomas" (fatty tumors) and is actually having one of them on her chest removed when she has her spleen and bladder surgery on Tuesday. They're going to remove it because it's right where she lies down and can make it uncomfortable.

Elyse and Riley

Pearl and Daisy said...

Phewf. Glad those lumpies were nothings.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Kristin G. said...

Well that's a relief. It's not fun to find lumps, but I'm glad it's not serious. Give Mack a big hug from me please.

Wilma said...

Oh, thank goodness! I was getting real worried. It is so nice to get some good news. Mack sure looks real sweet waiting for the doc. I am glad he is ok. I know your people will keep a close eye on him.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Lumpy bumps are always scary. We are glad Mack is doing great and they aren't anything too evil. We send him an extra hug.

Sequoia and Tuni

Bobbi said...

So glad to hear the good news about Mack, Minnie! You pups keep us humans on worry mode a lot...

Kitty+Coco said...

Oh my paw, you had us worried!!! Mack, we are soo glad you is ok. Darn those fatty tumors. Better safe than sorry though, always. Pug and Boston sugars to you.

Kitty and Coco

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

OMP this is very good news abouts the lumps. We knows how scary it can be. I gots 3 and mine are all just fatty lumps likes yours. Thank goodness!


Oliver Tate said...

glad to hear that he's ok!

oliver and jack

Lori @ According to Gus said...

So glad to hear Mack's okay. I'm sure you were all very worried and relieved when you heard the news. It's great you were able to get in so quickly to your vet so you didn't have to spend any more time wondering.

Please give Mack tummy rubs for us. It sounds like he was very brave!

The Army of Four said...

Mack, we're glad your lumps are nothing to worry about! We have lots of those fatty lumps, too - even though we're all on the thinner side of perfect weight.
Tummy rubs for all!

Jazzi said...

Soo...glad that it nothing to worry about!! Better to be safe than not!!


Christina said...

So glad everything turned out okay. Even humans get those fatty lump things...not to worry. Have a great weekend!
Lexi and Christina

Miss Kodee said...

Phew! Great news. Our lab had many fatty lumps as well. She lived to the healthy age of 15! But it is good to keep an eye on new developments.

she who loves dogs said...

I joined your blog after participating in the blog hop today. Plese join my blog too!

I am very glad to hear that the tumors were fatty tumors! That is very good news!

Salinger The Pug said...

OMG MACK! We're SO relieved to read that your man boobs are just that and nothing more!!!

My Hu-bro calls them "moobs". He's silly!

Tell hu-mom and dad to give you kisses from us, ok?


Bruschi said...

Great news Mack! Glad to hear you just have fatty tumors! Just make sure the humans keep an eye out on you!

Kimberly said...

I just found your blog today -- sick at home blog hopping :)

Your pups are super adorable! Happy to hear everything is okay!

Anonymous said...

Whew! A close call. Those fatty things. Not to worry, you're fine.

Arroooo! Stuart

Puggle Preston said...

whew...we are glad fatty tumors are not too serious.
take care!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, that's a relief about your fat lumps, Mack. I have lots of them actually - ever since I started getting older - and they come & go. I guess on you, though, they feel a lot bigger since you're a little guy! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

preston the puggle said that you might be able to give me some advice on these fatty lumpy things. my puggle jack has a big one on his leg, its probably an inch wide. were mack's big like that or just small bumps? jack has a few all over his body but this one on his leg got really big. what do you think? any advice on lumps of fat? (lol)