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A Setback

I don’t quite know how to start this, or what to write. I just couldn’t quite carry on posting on the blog without documenting our setback some how. Honestly this past week has been a tough one.

Alfie had a lump come up on his side, a lump that James and I wasn’t concerned about at first. Everything about it pointed towards a cyst but to be sure we had the lump tested… Expecting to get the all clear I didn’t even think much of it. Little did I know the results were going to come back and hit me like a bus. It was cancer. I think you moment you hear that word, that’s it. You instantly think the worst. I just could not believe it. I’m not going to lie, when it comes to Alfie I am completely irrational. I sobbed for a good three days, I could barely speak.

The results came back as a Mast Cell Tumour. Apparently it is one of the most common malignant tumours found in dogs. The prognosis dependant on what grade the tumour is. So Alfie was scheduled in to have his removed as soon as possible. Alfie had his op yesterday, which much to my relief went smoothly – I have such a fear of him being put under! He is recovering well, surprisingly he is being really brave about it. If you didn’t know Alfie is the biggest baby! He will be taking it easy the next couple of weeks while his wound heals.

Next step is waiting for his histology results, fingers crossed it will be a low grade tumour and this will be the end of it… If it isn’t, well we just just have to take each step as they come. Of course I will keep you updated.

I cannot thank you enough for all your love and support over the past week.

Emma & Alfie xox

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12 Comments

  • Reply Sian

    Rooting for you Alfie …..and chin up Mum and Dad xx

    August 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you lovely – All in the clear now! Very relieved.
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Amy & Tilly

    Aw Emma, and imagine how scary this must be for you guys. Wishing you all the best, and a speedy recovery 😘

    August 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you lovely, so relieved to have him back to his usual self!
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Stephanie & The Spaniels

    Looks like Alfie is recovering well, and I’ve no doubt he will just keep improving!
    Good bye horrible lump, we don’t need you round here xx

    August 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you lovely – He’s back and better than ever!
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Lynn Cunningham

    The love you have for that gorgeous boy is so evident in every post you make. Wishing with all our hearts and keeping all paws and fingers crossed for a full and safe recovery. Thinking of you all the time.
    Much love, Lynn, Andy & Dixie Dog xxx

    August 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you for you kind words Lynn, He really is my world! I hope you are all doing well.
      Big kisses to Dixie Dog!
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Sam

    Wishing Alfie a safe and healthy recovery x

    August 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you Sam, He’s back to his usual self now!
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Elly & Fudge

    Sending so much love to you all, and sending lots of cuddles Alfie’s way.
    Elly & Fudge x

    August 23, 2017 at 7:12 am
    • Reply Emma Bearman

      Thank you lovely, so pleased to have him back to his happy self again!
      Emma & Alfie xox

      September 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

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