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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