Friday, December 14, 2012

A Little Knitting, A Biopsy and A Liver Check...

I honestly don't know where this week flew away too, but hey would you look at that... it's Friday!  I've been frantically working on some last minute Christmas knits (which means I have content for Fiber Arts Friday, yay!).  I worked on this scarf last night...

Some more #Christmas #knitting #knitstagram #knit #scarf #alpaca #dellaq #bag

My plan is to finish it before Monday so I can get it shipped to the recipient (who actually requested a handknit scarf... squeeee!).  I made quite a bit more progress after I snapped this pic of Lola cuddling next to me last night...

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That brings us to a Lola Update: One of the techs called yesterday afternoon to let me know she had done well during the biopsy surgery and woke up very quickly (another squeeee).  So quick and well, they wanted to know if I could come a couple hours earlier than planned to pick her up.  Apparently, Miss Lola was sitting up in her cage, looking around as if to ask where her Mama was and when she was going home.  I told the tech she probably really was asking where the food was!  A couple hours later, Zeus and I were off to pick up his sister and get his 3 month blood work done.  Here he is waiting patiently to have his blood drawn...

Zeus' turn at the vet...waiting to get blood drawn and pick up his sister! #dogs #bigdog #dogstagram #happydog

After Zeus was done, it was time for Lola's discharge appointment.  Our vet is confident she got a good sampling for the biopsy, taking 3 full nodules and 2 punch samples.  My baby girl was sent home with 4 incision areas (we go back in 2 weeks to have the sutures removed) and 3 of those cute pet med bottles (antibiotics and pain/anti-inflammatory meds). 

Lola's meds... #dogs #dogstagram

I keep saying I need to re-purpose these bottles or find something crafty to do with them.  After all, those tops are cute, aren't they?  Doggy Mamas, do you reuse or recycle (I admit I just recycled a box full of them a couple months ago, after saving them for "something" for so long).

So, now we await the results of the biopsy.  The tissue was sent to the same pathologist who looked at the needle biopsy slides on Wednesday morning.  Apparently, he was so baffled that he had called our vet asking to get the regular biopsy samples asap (our vets office still hadn't received that actual report as of yesterday afternoon).  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing, but apparently we have the attention of the pathologist and he's eager to have a look...

Zeus Update: I have great news about my big guy's liver levels!  They have gone back down (insert another loud squeeee)!  They're almost as low as they were back in February, where we first learned of his elevated levels during his annual check up.  This is after nearly doubling in March, going back down in June, then back up in September.  We'll keep doing what we're doing and recheck again in 3 months...

Thank you so much to everyone who has been sending good vibes, well wishes and keeping those paws crossed for us.  We appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Lola says woof and even tried on those silly antlers for you before her surgery....

Lola's turn with the #antlers  #dogs #dobermanmix #Christmas #dogstagram #adoptdontshop #rescue #love

13 comments:

GOOSE said...

Wonderful news. We will keep you all in our prayers and pray for the results. Love the antlers.
Blessings,
Goose

Molly The Wally said...

Great news and we send more healing paw. Peeps is not well. So a quick hello. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! woof! Mom plans to get back to her knitting too ... forgot how to even start it. Golden Happy to the beautiful wonderful news. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woof,s Sugar

SissySees said...

Crossed paws for Lola and glad to hear Zeus is well.

The tops are cute! I'm going to protest; Sissy's eyedrops are in boring human-like bottles!

Sue said...

Yeah for normal (or almost normal) liver enzymes. Morgan gets her's tested on Tuesday. (Paws crossed).

Lola, we think those lumps are going to be OK. Morgan has a bunch, too and we'll probably do some poking on Tuesday.

Our bottles have the same logo, but they have a little lever that opens them easily. Mom likes that because her hands get sore and twist tops are hard for her. She keeps need;es and beads in the empties. They stay nice and secure.

Marjie said...

Silly antlers do make for a good picture! Hope Miss Lola's doing better today, and hope Zeus is doing well, too.

Lovable Lily said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by our See Beautiful blog today. It's always nice to meet new furends.

We've got to go and read your blog now. We see that someone had a biopsy and we will keep our paws crossed for good news.

Off to read all about ya now!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

AllyB said...

Hey! Sending good juju to Zeus. Seems there is a lot of good doggy juju needed all around. Good for you, knitting a scarf. I think of you every time I pull that (now ratty) dishcloth out of the drawer to was dishes with. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for good doggy health. I hate when our four legged friends are hurting.

Cotton said...

I have my paws crossed!
Cotton

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

Glad that everyone is healthy.

Life with Wrigs said...

I read about Lola via Power of the Paw. So many of our beloved furry friends are dealing with health issues right now! Wishing you the very best and hope the lumps are nothing serious! Will be looking for news on the pathology report.

Susan and Wrigs

tubby3pug said...

So glad to hear about hte liver levels and paws crossed for the biopsy

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