Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday's Maybe Miracle Tail's Tale




Once upon a time . . .   isn't that how a good fairy tale starts?

Well, once upon a time there was a handsome blue-eyed sibe who had the most beautiful plume of a tail . . . 

. . . that he would always hold high and proudly.


And when it wasn't fully furled up high, you could see how thick and fluffy and gorgeously shaded it was.



"I can barely bring myself to show you.  Beware, ugliness to follow."


"Here is what my tail looks like after my trip to see the Miracle Worker Dr. B."



A side view as well.



"I am home now and I will let Mom tell you what happened."  


The Momster here hoping this newest effort will work.  First the vet tech shaved all the fur around the three lumps on the tail and cleaned up the area where the lowest one had burst.  That one was actually as big as the one in the middle but it burst sometime overnight Saturday into Sunday.  As of this morning it was still seeping blood and didn't appear to be ready to close on its own.  I was pretty worried because I know there are no options to remove any of the lumps from his tail without anesthesia and without leaving the remaining holes open to heal and close (maybe) on their own.  



My sweet boy Phantom is just so brave.  Dr. B. wanted to try to use cryotherapy and freeze the tumor that burst to see if he could kill off enough of the tissue to stop the bleeding.  That is the area that you see in the photos above that is bright red.  This doesn't remove the tumor nor does it prevent it from regrowing, but the hope is that we stop the bleeding.  The large mass above that is going to burst soon as well.  He could have helped that one along, but we decided to leave it alone and see if the cryotherapy would work on the smaller one first.  The very top mass is a regrowth of the one that burst about a year ago that is now rapidly regrowing.  Sigh, it never ends.




BUT as long as Phantom remains comfortable, we will keep trying.  He came home and took a long nap.  



"And now I am up and ready to take on the day:)"

And here is where we are supposed to something about "living happily ever after".


Woos - Phantom and Mom




48 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we sure hope it works for you Mr Blue Eyes - we have our paws crossed and Mom sends lots of gentle hugs

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OUR PAWS are Crossed and we are sending you POTP fur your tail...
It actually LOOKS better to us... we hope that is the case... and that this new thingy will work... and can be used on the other one...

Jake of Florida said...

Mr. Handsome and Brave Blue Eyes, My mom and I are sending you as much POTP as we can because this is a tale we do want to have a happy ending. We love you and I have my paws crossed that this treatment will work for you!

Your wirey pal,'
Just Harry

(We love your momster too...)

stellaroselong said...

You both are so brave, and I hope that this new treatment works. Sending you all our POTP!!! Momma and Stella rose

Cinnamon said...

We are so sorry this nasty thing keep coming back. We will pray that the treatment will work magic and no more boo boo's for you anymore!!!!
Crossed paws and POTP to you.
xo Cinnamon

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

As they say....getting old isn't for wimps. But we're so sorry that it's the same for dogs. Poor BRAVE Phantom. Hope the cryotherapy works....paws still crossed.

Madi and Mom said...

Phantom...darlin' brave Woo...we are so proud of you and how kind your Dr. B we think we will start calling him the Phantom Whisperer!! He sure knows how to get good results for our Senior Woo
Hugs madi your bfff

Chef Sasha said...

My sweet brave Phantom, I have been thinking about you and keeping paws crossed. Mommy is praying. You deserve a good long nap. I hope your butt isn't too freezy and I hope it helps. We love you.

Love Sasha and Anne

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Bless your heart. We kittehz will be purring for a quick recovery.
We think it best you put a sweater over that shaved tail to go outside - we don't want it to get cold!

Sarge said...

Wow, Phantom, you are such a handsome fellow! I am sending you all kinds of my bestest healing vibes and POTP for your floofy tail. I'm sure your dogtor will fix this right up and we are all thinking of you, my furiend.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

The Army of Four said...

You're still very handsome!!! VERY handsome! And brave! We have been praying for you! Hang in there, handsome friend!
Cammie!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Sending a hug for mom and purrs and tail wags for Phantom!

Mitch and Molly said...

We are sending you tons of AireZen and healing vibes, Phantom! We are praying this procedure works for you.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

BeadedTail said...

Oh Phantom, we're sorry you have those horrible bumps on your tail! You are super brave and of course super handsome too! We're sending lots of purrs and prayers!

Brian said...

My goodness Phantom, you are brave and we're sending you our very best purrs and prayers and we always will handsome!

Millie and Walter said...

We will keep our paws crossed that the doctors trick works.

The Florida Furkids said...

Phantom, you've got our loudest and hardest purrs, prayers and wags. We hope the freezing helps and that they can help you feel better.


The Florida Furkids

Ruby said...

Oh Phantom...you are one brave and strong Woo!! I am hopin' with all my Airebutt that these procedures help your tail! Those bumps aren't nice, butts I still thinks your tail is handsome, cause it is yours!! I am glads that you are comfortable, and that your Moms is takin' FABulous care of you! I am sendin' your lots of AireZens to your Moms, cause Ma knows how much the peeps worry abouts us.
{{{hugs}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Phantom is fortunate to be in your care. Keeping him comfy and eating and smiling...pawsome

Cupcake said...

Phantom, I have been thinking about you and hoping you are alright. Hang in there, I've got my paws crossed for you. I know your mom is taking very good care of you.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Well doggies...we firing up our bestest POTP for Phantom...we be pulling for you buddy!

The Mad Scots

Jo's World said...

Hey Mr. BlueEye!

Someone once wrote a book about old People called Aging Is Not for Sissies and that goes for you older pups too. You are strong and brave when it comes to Dr B. though and we all have our 10 paws working their power for you!

Hugs and prayers, Good Buddy!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

KB Bear said...

All of you, humans and dogs, are amazing. Phantom is an inspiration with how he holds his head high and is happy despite those mean things on his tail. And, Momster - thank goodness that you are there to take care of him!

I hope that the treatment closes up that open lump and can be used on the other one too. We are sending all the POTP that we can muster!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Phantom ..... I'm sorry it took this post for me to get to meet you. I'm so sorry your tail's so sore. I hope the treatment helps, mate!! I'll be thinking of you and sending POTP. I sure hope we can be friends. You sure are a good lookin' bloke, aye??

Dory and the Mama said...

We are thinking of you Phantom...and hoping that these new treatments work! Lots of POTP and pawsitive senor vibes headed your way!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

24 Paws of Love said...

We are thinking about you Phantom.

24 Paws Crossed.

Molly TheWally said...

Poor baby. We keep Phantom in our thoughts and prayers and hope Mr Vet can perform a miracle. Our love and hugs to your sweet boy from across the pond.
Best wishes Molly

Bev Green said...

We popped over form POTP to say we send all our loves to Phantom and hope that things improve..poor baby..so unfair :( big hugs Fozziemum and gang xx

Mark Muller said...

I hope so much that the cryotherapy will work and that it helps for the bigger mass too. Phantom I cross my paws for you and I bow my head, you are such a brave boy.
big hugs to you
easy rider

C.L.W.STEP said...

Oh no! Get well soon!

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, we are sending you such big hugs. So glad that the nice vet is trying to help you and we sure are saying lots of prayers that they can help those lumps. We sure have all our paws crossed for you.

NanaNor's said...

Ouch!!!! This looks worse than my incision; I hope that this keeps those growths from coming back.
What a good patient!
Stay warm today.
Noreen & Hunter

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Phantom! We hope it heals superfast! You stop growing those nasty things, you hear?

onespoiledcat said...

Oh Phantom my most special and handsome friend....I'm so sorry you have those yucky things on your beautiful tail and I wish that they could get rid of them FOREVER AND EVER....I know your doctor is doing all he can so we're sending prayers that he can work his magic on you again.

Love and Hugs, Sammy

Two French Bulldogs said...

Momma choked on her salad. Anyway sweet Phantom we are hopeful the doc will clean all that up for you. We have our feets crossed and sending you lots of hugs
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Our paws are crossed that freezing the very bad things work. We hopes that they will go away for a very LONG TIME. We are hissing and growling at the lumps to help them get the message to go away and let your lovely tail heal. Healing purrs and lots of love Phantom from all of us @ ATCAD

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

We love you Phantom! And yoour tail (and the rest of you, too) is beautiful no matter what! You are very brave and our paws are remain crossed tight for you. Xoxo

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Phantom, you are one incredibly brave Warrior! What your doctor is trying has had promising results and we are asking the Universe that it will provide the help you need right now. Just want you to know we are sending our strongest White Dog healing energies and thoughts to be positive and strong. You are our hero!

CheerfulMonk said...

We're sending all our best wishes, you handsome, brave boy!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Golly those tumors are so big...it sure makes for one big, painful tail! I'll keep my paws crossed!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh Phantom :( Your tail is still beautiful!!! I hope what your vet tried will help it out a bit. Your so brave, and so strong!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Phantom, you are as brave as you are handsome, and we all love you!

Woofs,
Tommy (plus purrs from the Chans and neighs from the Vs)

FiveSibesMom said...

Phantom, you are such a brave boy! The FiveSibes and I are sending you over big Husky hugs and hoping this helps. You are handsome prince in our book!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Phantom ,, you are brave! I am sending POTP every minute to you!
love
tweedles

Sue said...

I think you and Morgan should have an afternoon together to discuss the problems with old age. She gets confused easily and doesn't always know quite where she is.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes living happily ever after i like that ending!!! trixie and i ar sending yoo menny tail wags trixies ar espeshly potent tail wags becuz they ar going frum wun seenyor to another!!! ok bye

sprinkles said...

I kept Phantom in my prayers all week and finally found a few minutes to come by and check back.

I really hope that this helps!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Sending you love and healing vibes xx