Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Update on Phantom

Just a quick update on Phantom. He had three lumps in question. The lumps on each side of his body were aspirated and determined to be fatty tumors as the vet had expected. We had agreed with the vet not to remove them if just lipomas since they are both in an area that can be tough to heal and one is under muscle.

The lump that is of the most concern on his chest was removed and "appeared" to be encapsulated, but, as the surgeon explained to me yesterday and reiterated today, there is no way to be sure there weren't some trailers feeding out until the lab report is done. All indications are that it is a malignancy but will be determined by the pathology lab. So I guess this is at least somewhat encouraging, but we will just have to wait to know more, maybe by the end of the week. Phantom will be staying overnight just as a precaution since his buddy TD might be a little too much for him to handle today. Thanks again to all for your good thoughts and wishes.


Kathie

60 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We'll keep the good woo's heading in your direkhtion!

Tank woo fur the pupdate!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

Pedro said...

Glad to hear that those two were just fatty tumors. I hope the other one is nothing bad either.

Pedro

Bell and Kimberly said...

good news about no bad stuffs in the bumpies..
Hope Phantom & TD are back together soon...
we'll think good thoughts for woo..

bell and her mama

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kathie!
oh that is very encouraging news! my emmitt had the same encapsulated malignacy over a year ago and he is fine.
i am thinking of all of you and will check back in on you later today.

xoxoxo
melisa

Kayla said...

Big girly hisky kisses to Phantom from us xx

Martha Basset said...

We are thinking of Phantom over here in Scotland - paws crossed for the all clear on all the lumps!!
Thanks for letting us know.
love
Martha, Bailey & Mum xxx

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Good news about the two and paws crossed on the third.

Thunder- make sure to play with your mom today and keep her busy.

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

keeping our paws crossed that it is 100% encapsulated!!

and that phantom feels better very soon

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

chicamom85 said...

I will be praying for Phantom. I am sure he will be fine now.

Anne and Sasha

Ruby and Penny said...

We haven't stopped sending the healing doxie vibes your way.
Hugs to all.
Love Ruby & Penny

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Our Mom's thoughts and prayers are with you and our paws are crossed sending Cyber Scottie Healing powers.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anya said...

We are thinking of Phantom,
take care kathie ...
we praying for all :)

Kareltje & his Mommy
=^.^=

The Army of Four said...

Sending good thoughts for Phantom!
Tail wags,
Storms

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sending purrs and tail wags for Phantom's complete recovery.

Alasandra said...

We are purring for Phantom. We have our paws crossed that the third tumor will not be anything serious. ~S,S,C & F

Anya said...

Yes its a canary,
I have always had a canary
(we say kanarie... )
before Kareltje afcourse ;)
He makes not so many mess,
a little bit on the ground thats all .....
Its a friendly bird.
he sings beautiful :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Paws remain crossed for Phantom. We're sending lots of AireZen your way, buddy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we are sure with all the DWB vibes coming your way everything will be ok. Hang in there mom. Mom is sending you a big HUG...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thanks for the update. We will continue to keep our paws crossed for more good news.

Steve and Kat

Angus Mhor said...

I am purrin' and purrayin' furry furry hard for my friend Phantom-that the tumor will prove to be nothing at all-and for my friend TD-that he will not feel lonely without his buddy.

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for the update Kathie. We are keeping our paws crossed for Phantom. Dog willing the third lump is not serious.
Take care.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy & D

Tracey and Huffle said...

I have my paws crossed for Phantom.

Huffle Mawson

Stella said...

Continued prayers for Phantom but we feel the news is pretty good!

You should maybe sleep with your Mom tonight, Thunder, so she gets a good nights sleep.

Kisses,

Stella

Raising Addie said...

At least you can relax a little. We will continue to keep all of our paws crossed for and excellent report.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Clive said...

My paws are crossed and we're all thinking of you. Hoping for good news in the morning.

Take care
Clive

Moondance Huskies said...

Thank you for the update. We will keep our paws crossed and keep sending healing husky & kitty vibes to Phantom. We hope that third one is totally encapsulated and has clean margins.
TD, be sure to give your mom & dad plenty of extra kisses. Phantom will be back home soon!
Healing husky energy on the way,
Skye, the Moondance Huskies, kitties and mom Joan

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Just want you to know that Me & my Mom are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers...

My paws are crossed & I'm sending all the Good Lhasa Vibes I can...

Love,
Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

the 4 Bs said...

we are sending the B-power and poodle vibes to Phantom. we don't understand about "encapsulated" and "trailers", but we are hoping for the best.

woofs.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Tanks fur da pupdate. We will keep arr paws crossed!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Jake of Florida said...

Wiey woofs and paws crossed for Phantom -- thanks for the update. We know waiting for the results will be difficult.

Jake and Just Harry

misskyliem said...

I got both my front paws and back paws crossed for Phantom!! I can't really run or walk too good, but it is worth it... I hope he is ok and home soon, Poor Thunder looks soooo lost!

licks,
Kylie

Tibby said...

I will keep my paws crossed for some good news from the vet!
:) Tibby

Joe Stains said...

paws are still crossed and vibes are being sent as hard as we can!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

#1 here. I cannot believe that in the few days I have been offline, you have found yourselves with another health worry. Here is hoping that the next news bulletin will be a good one.

Nancy and the fatties said...

To the Woos from your new pug pals in Texas, thank you for visiting our bloggy. We are thinking positive, healing thoughts for Phantom.
sending many hugs...

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

So glad to hear you are doing well!

-Mollie and Bobo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kathie!
Thanks for the update.
Glad to know those were fatty tumors and the other one, I am sure its going to be fine too!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

We are thinking of you and Phantom and sending lots of beagle zen. My mom sends hugs!

love & wags,
River

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Kathy
Thank you for the update. We keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers every minute of every day. Good news on the two, and it sounds opomistic on the third. We are keeping our paws crossed.
love
tweedles and moms

Tank said...

I'm sure Phantom will be fine.

Martine said...

That is great news... we will keep our paws crossed for the final results.

xo sugar & martine

Moco said...

Healing vibes are being sent at this moment. Keep us updated.

Kayla and Maebe said...

We got our paws crossed for Phantom. We hope that the other tumor is nothing.

WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Maxx said...

We'll keep the paws crossing!! Thanks for the updates and hope you feel better sooon!!

Cheers and tons of well wishes,
Maxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Go Phantom, go Phantom, go Phantom! No trailers no trailers no trailers!

Lacy said...

w00fs, me iz very worried...me sure hopes it will b good news...

b safe,
~rocky~

Holly and Khady said...

We will be sending lots of pawsitive vibes that the surgeon got EVERYTHING, and Phantom is in the clear. We'd also like to send some hugs and snooter smooches for poor TD since he is all alone. I'm sure he is confused, and can't wait to have his brother home as soon as possible!

Holly and Khady Lynn

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Thank you for the update! We will continue to pray and purr!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Thank you for the update on Phantom! Glad to hear that the first two were fatty tumors and we're crossing everything and sending positive thoughts and vibes on the third one.

Mochi

Bae Bae said...

I hope it's nothing bad... I'll keep my paws crossed for you

~ Bae

Mack said...

We are sending all are boston/cocker/chihuahuha&??? healing vibes your way!!!

Petey said...

So far, so good, right? Hope Phantom is home soon with a good health report!

Your pal,

Petey

Painter Pack said...

Phantom is in our prayers, as are you and the family.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Great about the fatty tumors. Bonzo my angel bernese mountain dog, had a bunch of them including a big on on his side that never bothered him.

Praying hard that the one removed is nothing serious either.

Thanks for the update!

Please give both of them kisses on the nose from me!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Keeping my paws crossed and my thoughts hopeful!

Sierra Rose said...

Aw! We are thinking of you.
Mom had a similar situation with Golden Honey. Please hug Phantom lots for us.

Hugs, and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Byron y Xinver said...

Hi, ... We hope all goes well.
The Boss had a little cat who suffered from something similar. The tumor was removed and she lived for many many years...
Good luck.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are still sending big heeler vibes your way.. Hope all is well..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

LUCKY LUKE said...

O Phantom...

We pray regularly round the here but just want to let you know we are prayin extra these days and you are all ways in them.

I think you and the me are kindred spirit... even though you have brother name of Thunder... ha.

Seriously, please know me and the Mom are in your corner and we wish you all good things all ways.

wif love from the Luke

Dunkin said...

keeping my paws crossed that all goes well. big kitty kisses. You are in our thoughts