Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UPDATE on the Tale of the Tail

(Earlier post below this one.)

Well, I am home and I think I am fine.


I can't see back there, but I am almost afraid to let you look.  That's because I heard the client coming in to the lobby say, "Wow, what happened to his tail?"  Sheesh, that wasn't very nice, was it?



So here is what I can't see.  Mom says that it doesn't look much different to her other than they stole some more of my furs all the way up into my back, and it is a little cleaner-looking.  Mom thought the big lump would actually be gone, but Dr. B. explained that the cryotherapy will hopefully kill the tissues in the tumor and with time the lump will slowly slough off.  Right now she says it looks like I have a second tail growing.  Dr. B. also zapped that small one above the meanie and gave the one below it that he did last week an additional freeze.  



Ciara and Lightning told me it was a good thing I could not see back there because they think the tip of my once floofy tail looks like a poodle puff - c'mon, be nice to me.




Well, it is what it is, I guess.  I know I got lots of pampering and treats from Dr. B. and his assistant, but don't you think I deserve some of those dried beef treats you have there in your human paws, Mom?

Woos - Phantom

From Mom:  Phantom never ceases to amaze me.  Dr. B. said he is quite the old trooper, never flinching for his injection and standing very still with a little support from his helper during the procedure.  Here's hoping this process kills the tumor and we don't have to deal with any more bleeding.  Thanks to all for your support and caring.

46 comments:

stellaroselong said...

Oh Phantom we are giving you such a big big hug!!
stella rose

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

TRUST us Phantom.... it does NOT look bad at all.... it looks to US like somethingy that is going to feel MUCH better Very Soon.
Did your dogtor say why you were holding it at 9:00???? You don't seem to be doing that in THESE pictures. Hope THAT is fixed TOO.
Still sending POTP fur you and your tail....

Ruby said...

Yeah, that doesn't look so bad at all dude!! If Ma is able to look at it without cringing (she's a wimp, and cringes at everythings!), it's not bad at all...it looks TONS betters fursure!
And, you look FABulous BTW!
Sendin' some extra POTP and hopes it sloughs off soon!!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, we think that looks so much better. It doesn't look as inflamed. And now you have extra tail. Glad they clipped the hair. You Are such a good boy. We sure send lots of purrs and prayers and more Hee Haw from those of us that have Long ears.

Mitch and Molly said...

We just gotta say it - you are our hero, Phantom♥ And we're sending you lots and lots of healing vibes and AireZen!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

The Army of Four said...

We are continuing to pray for you, Phantom! Oh, and hey, do you know what?!? My sister Cammie thinks you're handsome. So do I! Ha rooooooooo to you!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Molly TheWally said...

Oh bless and we continue to keep your old boy in our thoughts and prayers. Bless our paws are crossed. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Well, we think it looks better than the burst one....yuck. Hope the vet is right and it will just fall off.

Madi and Mom said...

Phantom my handsome gentle, brave warrior!! Mom and dad went to a Sport's Club luncheon today then she ran some errands so she is just seeing both posts. Bless your heart NO IT WAS NOT VERY nice of that person to make that remark about your tail! Geeezzz some folks need to engage their brain before they open their mouths.

Yay for Dr. B!!! Lots of hugs to you
you are an inspiration...my sweet buddy
Hugs Madi your bfff

The Florida Furkids said...

Phantom, don't worry....it's looking a lot better and we know it will get better every day.

The Florida Furkids

Julie said...

Don't worry Phantom, you look a pawfect handsome gentle pup to me. That tail will get much betters soon, just you wait and see
Big luffs and hugs sweetie
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Brian said...

Oh sweet friend, you are a trooper and we hope that helps you bunches! We are still sending purrs and prayers your way.

tpagrl said...

Phantom, we definitely support you getting more tasty dried beef treats from your mom! Pepper & Dublin

sprinkles said...

All of your dogs are gorgeous, but Phantom holds a special place in my heart. I'm not sure why exactly, but he's always been my favorite. I really hope that this helps, and I'm glad that the procedure went well.

BeadedTail said...

You're such a brave boy Phantom! We're glad you're okay and hope the bump goes away. Sending more purrs and prayers for you!

Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh Doggies...YUK Phantom.....we can't look either....but we firing up the POTP machine for some healing powers!

The Mad Scots

Cupcake said...

Phantom, I've been thinking about you so much. What a wonderful boy you are. I'm sending healing thoughts your way and a big thank you to your Mom for always taking such good care of you.

Love, Cupcake

KB Bear said...

I'm so glad that you are such a trooper, Phantom, and that your eyes look so happy and sparkly. Life isn't easy, is it? I just saw your mom's earlier post about the way you hold your tail. We had a Lab who lived to be almost as old as you, and he held his tail in odd ways too - most often straight down between his legs. He also had weakness in his hind end so I'm betting that your mom's guess is right.

I hope that cryotherapy works miracles. We all love you, Phantom!

Momo and Pinot said...

Phantom, we're always so behind and didn't know what you're dealing with. Our thoughts are with you.

Momo & Pinot

Idaho PugRanch said...

Such a brave boy and still as handsome as ever. We hope the doctor is right and that lump goes away!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for the update. We hope the freezing works.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Phantom we love you. Your sooo brave,, and were sending all the healing bubbles that we can to make you feel better.
The doctors are trying so hard to help you! You have the best doctors,, and the bestest family ever!
love
tweedles

C.L.W.STEP said...

Oh dear! It looks like your tail is growing another tail! We cockers get lots of lumps and bumps. Mostly, they're benign. We hope you feel better soon!

Chef Sasha said...

Phantom you are so brave!! I hope you got lots of treats. My paws are crossed and Mommy is praying that they will freeze those booboos away for good. Rest now, you deserve it.


Love Sasha and Anne

Angel Prancer Pie said...

It doesn't look as bad as we thought it would. We sure hope it heals quickly and without any more discomfort and bleeding.
Sending lots of kitty purrs.
XOXOXO

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Pee Ess - It's snowing here!!!!

Dory and the Mama said...

Phantom, you are a credit to senior doggies everywhere!!

Continued good vibes and POTP that all stays well!!

Hugs!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Melon said...

Before I say anything else, can I just sigh over how ridiculously handsome Phantom is? Mr Blue Eyes always has such charm...

Oh, hey, Phantom. Your tail looks much better to me - not burst or bleeding or anything. Looks nice and clean now, which should be a good thing, right?
I did notice that your tail seemed to be kinda at different angles, but if your doc isn't concerned about it I wouldn't be either.
Hugs!
Melon

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Phantom. You are such a brave boy. Your tail looks lots better and Mommy says you're still her very favorite sibe. It's the eyes she looks a.

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

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

You deserve all the treats in the world, Phantom! And we think you're the handsomest, tail floof or no tail floof.

Woofs,
Tommy (and Fernant)

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

Phantom, I hope Dr. B. can chase that tumor away... and I think it looks not bad at all. I cross my paws that the lump disappears soon.
Big hugs rto you and your siblings... and now enjoy your dried beef buddy :o)
easy rider

Two French Bulldogs said...

You poor baby. Don't worry, they are only jealous
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

NanĂ¼k said...

Sending warm woooos, prayers and best of thoughts,

Nuk & Family

NanaNor's said...

Phantom is an amazing dog! You are all blessed to have him and he is blessed by you! Praying that the tumor falls off in record time.
Sending love your way.
Noreen & Hunter

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending our very best healing purrs to your tail Phantom. Scylla knows all about having a shaved tail and she sends you her very best purrs.

We thinks you look great no matter what and we thinks it looks more like a lion's tail than a poodles. You are very brave and we are very proud to be your friends.

Love from all of us.

onespoiledcat said...

Phantom is such a sweet boy - he SOOO totally knows that you're helping him as best you can and trusts that everything that happens to him is for the best. All I see in those eyes is LOVE.....bless him - we are sending POTP that those monsters GO AWAY.....and he gets that floofy tail back! Did the doc say anything about the way he was carrying that tail to the side, etc?

Sending love and hugs, Sam and Mom Pam

Sketching with Dogs said...

Phantom is so brave, we think he is a hero being so good for the vet.
Hope everything goes well with your poor tail Phantom and you don't have any more trouble with it.
Dip and Elliot x

Janice Webb said...

I think anything that helps you, is simply beautiful.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Woo are a trooper indeed Phantom. You deserve a whole bag of your fave treats

Sue said...

Poor Phantom, that's a terrible thing to happen to your pretty tail. We hope the doctor can make them shrink so your furs can start growing again.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh what good news! Been sick and haven't been following blogs...in bed by 7 most nights! So glad for the good update!

Wyatt said...

You are a brave boy, Phantom. Carry on! My sister has a few lumps and bumps. So far nothing scary...just funny looking.
Now go get yourself some of those beef treats!

Wyatt

Piappies World said...

Please be well dear Phantom. We are all sending you lots of hugs. Do grab those treats you deserve for being brave. we hope that you'll be well soon and get those floof tail back in no time.

Lots of love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh my goodness, Phantom. Your poor fluffy tail and poor you! I am so glad you have a good mom and dad to take care of you... and a good vet! Feel better!

Kat

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh my...Phantom, you are a beautiful brave boy. We sending you lots and lots of Husky hugs and some for your momma, too! xo