Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday's Talk - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Take a good look at this handsome face.
From what I hear, it may look a lot different next week.

I sure hope those Angels above me are trumpeting their tune for good luck.

The cytology lab results indicate that the nasty lump on my face is the same horrible thing as my tumor from last year. It shows "significant criteria for malignancy." That's a lot of fancy words for "no darn good." That's the bad AND the ugly.

So today I began the process of moving closer to going under the knife again. Mom brought me to the V.E.T. and he took pictures of my chest - and it IS a very hairy one. He said my lungs look good. That is a good thing. If my lungs showed any problems, then putting me under anesthesia for surgery would be very risky.

Then the V.E.T., who really is a very nice guy, had to go and ruin his image by sticking me with a big needle and stealing some of my precious blood. That's because the next step is to check out all the blood work results to be sure everything else inside me is doing OK. We should know more about that tomorrow. So I guess this is sort of a not good/not bad/not ugly yet thing.

If the blood work comes back A-OK, then Tuesday is when I will have to agree to lose some of my furs on the left side of my face, and then I will have a boo boo there with stitches. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, definitely an ugly thing. The V.E.T is concerned with the size, location, and hardness of my lump. He won't know how much is involved until he gets in there and determines how invasive the bad thing is.

Then the really bad AND ugly part is that he said I have to wear a cone for a while so I don't paw or rub at my boo boo.

If the bloodwork shows any issues, then we have to stop and think about what is best for me.

That's my update. All of us here are hoping for good results.

We also want to tell you that in a few days we may be absent from here for a bit and may not be around to comment a lot for a while. But we will definitely try to let you know how I am doing and we will try to keep up on what is happening with all of you.

Woos, Phantom


  1. All of us here are hoping for good results too!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  2. Phantom
    we are saying prayers, sending good thoughst and positive vibes your way. We will keep our paws crossed til we hear good news. That face will look adorable no matter what
    Benny & Lily

  3. Oh Phantom, we're so sorry to hear about the bad and the ugly but we're purraying and crossing paws for lots of good. We have our very own Angel here and she's sending extra purrayers too! We'll be thinking of you and your mom and wishing you all the best!

    Sadie, Isabella and Angel

  4. Woof! Woof! Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts. Stay Strong!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Phantom we are crossing everything we can for good results! We hope that they can take care of this fairly easily - it won't be fun to have the cone but when they are able to remove it after your blood comes back good then you will be doing much better we are sure! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers and we will miss you all while you are gone - but we are glad you will keep us updated - and be sure to tell us if the surgery is happening because we like to send extra purrs and prayers for those!!

  6. Phantom and Family..the important thing is not that you visit us or that you make comments - we can wait til this is past and things are what the hoomans call "normal" again. The important thing is that just once in a while your mom or someone posts a note to let us know how all of you are doing.

    We will keep paws crossed and terrier vibes coming your way.

    gussie and teka

  7. Phantom, we will be keeping you and your family in our prayers!!! We are sending pug love and kisses for you!!!



  8. We wish we knew what to say -

    On many levels

    Fur many reasons

    But since we don't, we'll just say PAWS KHROSSED in Pawsylvania

    With LOTS of Sibe AND Golden-R Vibes being sent to OP KS -

    Mom will sent her best Mom thoughts too -

    Khyra, Merdie, and Mom

  9. We're with Khyra - all we can say is that our paws are crossed and we're hoping for the best.

  10. Phantom...We are so sorry to hear those results. We will keep all 16 paws and 4 hand crossed that the blood work comes back good and that your surgery is flawless!

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  11. Aw Phantom, we will be purring our hearts out for you. And Fenris has his paws crossed and we are all sending the best healing vibes.

    We love the picture of you with the Angel Trumpet.

  12. Many positive vibes are being sent your way, Phantom!
    Our paws remain crossed for you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  13. Phantom,

    Sorry that you will be getting a boo boo in your face and you will need to wear a cone thingy. We will keep you in our thoughts and we will keep crossing our paws for you.
    Hugs to your mommy for putting this post together. We know it's tough and she is very worried.

    Sam & June

  14. We are keeping our paws, fingers, and toes crossed for you. Sending lots of positive thoughts and sibe vibes your way!


  15. I'm really sorry. Makes me feel silly for complaining about kennel cough. Hope everything turns out okay for you Phantom.

  16. Lissen, Phantom: We are gonna be doing big time prayings for you to come through this just fine. Remember when we all wore T-shirts for you last summer? We will all get out our cones and wear those right along with you. Yes, we will!

    Blessings on you for a quick recovery. Kisses, Stella

  17. We will keep our fingers and paws crossed that you get good news from the bloodwork and the surgery gets rid of the bad stuff. You will remain as handsome as ever no matter what.

    Will be thinking of you,
    Bijou, Banjo and Mom.

  18. We're praying for you!
    Trixie, Minnie and Barbara

  19. Phantom, if you need cone lessons you just let me know. I have MAD SKILL! I can show how to take out your mom at the knee, take all the paint off the corners of all the walls in the house. Next there is how to get in and out of the car, up into the recliner on top of mom and dad. Oh yeah and getting in between them in bed and stealing the pillow with your extra ginormous head!

    Hopefully this will all go well and you will be back growing out your bea-woo-tiful furs in no time.


    Mr. Nubbin'

  20. We're sending non-stop Sibe vibes, and have paws crossed & pawyers said that everything will go smoothly and that horrid lump will be gone furever. (and take all its horrid lump-spindles with it!)

    We love woo, Phantom!

    PS - lovely photo of woo & the Angel's Trumpets!

  21. We'll all be thinking about Phantom and you. This is the not so fun part of being a pet owner. Let's hope it's small and easily removed and the end of this mess. We're here if you need us for anything.

  22. Awww Phantom - your face will still be boo-ti-ful tu us. We r sooooo sorry u an'your mom haf tu go thru this agin. We all - mom tu - r sendin'u lotz of prayerz an'good wishez. An'u gittin'better iz what'z most important - leavin'commentz on the blogz ain't so much important - just let us no how thingz r goin'.

    POWER OF THE PAW goin'Phantom'z way!

  23. Phantom... BUDDY you know I have my paws crossed really really tight for you and your whole family right now.
    You don't need to make a long post or anything.. butt PLEASE keep us updated as best you can. This is a rough patch and we will all get through it TOGETHER! We are all here for you.

  24. We are saying our prayers that everything goes so very smoothly Phantom!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  25. Crap! And double CRAP!!! Well, we will certainly be sending lots and lots of prayers and vibes your way for good blood results and then even better surgery results!

    We love you! Hang in there buddy!

    Holly and Khady

  26. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear Phantom and mommy...
    we're sooooooooooooooooooo sorry reading about those bad and ugly news....
    But we know you're a warrior and sure you'll win this battle again!!!
    we are saying prayers for you everyday.....and we're sending positive vibes your way!!!!!!!
    We will keep our paws crossed til we hear good news!!!
    And we know that will happen soon!!!!
    You deserve only great things in your life after you passed last year.... strong dear friend....
    we're here for you and our hearts are close to you and to the one of your special mommy!!!!!!

    Sweet kisses and tons of love to all of you!!!

  27. WE are definitely keeping good thoughts & paws crossed fur you all. Wishing you the best. Love you

  28. Phantom, here is to the blood works not showing anything nasty. Good luck buddy. Aire-zen to ya.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

  29. Oh, Phantom...I am so very much sorry to hear this. But you know what? YOU are beautiful - inside and out. And so is your mom. And nothing will change either of those things. I am still sending my most powerful brindle vibes your way and looking to the stars that everything is going to be okay. We think you all are very special and we're carrying you very close to our hearts right now.

    Loving wiggles and wags,

  30. Paws crossed and puppy prayers are on the way to you Phantom!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  31. All the best wishes from me.
    Hope for the good results!

  32. w00fs, ooo phantom u got a got a bunch of angel dogs watching over u..Dakota, lacylulu, ms snickers and lots and lots more...we hope ur surgery shows its not as bad as it seems...u beat it before and u will again...healing vibes going out to u from across the world..

    b safe,

  33. Oh Phantom I am going to keep my paws crossed. Mom said she will keep you in her thoughts and prayers. We know that all will work out well.

    Please keep us informed!

    woo woos, Tessa

  34. We are praying that the blood work comes back ok! You are all in our thoughts and prayers here in NH. Best Wishes from all us and Please keep us informed!
    Your Friends
    Geisha,Grover,Lily,Wrinkles,and Bailey!

  35. oh phantom are with you buddy paws crossed for a good outcome loves and licks and special slobbers!

  36. Damn it. Please get well Phantom, we have always been so happy when you posted. Please take care of yourself and be aware we are all praying for you to be well and get better.

    Sibe Vibes sent to you.

    Remy and Flash

  37. 2 sets of paws crossed over here P-man. i don't care what they do to your face. you'll always be one handsome boy. hope your momma is doing well through all of this.

    wild dingo

  38. We just know woo will have a great lab result!

  39. Phantom, this just isn't right at all. We are going to be praying and having our paws crossed and do everything possible to send healing vibes and thoughts to you for your cure. Lots of love to you and your entire family, Debbie and Holly

  40. Dear Phantom,

    We're sending you as much wirey love as we can possibly cram into one little message, and we'll be thinking of you with hope and optimism!!

    If it would help any, I could send you a photo of how I looked when I got shaved and then stitches on the side of my face to get rid of an infection -- no where as serious as what you're facing -- it wasn't purty at all -- but the furs grew back as yours will and you'll be a handsoe dude once more!!!

    We love you pal,

    Just Harry (and yeah, Jake and Mom)

  41. Phantom, we will be keeping you in our thoughts until this ordeal is over with.

    Remember, chicks dig scars, or so I'm told.

    Cones also amplify the wooing so they aren't all bad.

  42. To my brudder in law

    We sure are relieved yur lungs are good Phantom and we think yur bloodwork will come back all good too. They are gonna remove that nasty lump and we all think woo will be just as handsome as efur with stitches and a scar. Yur Siberian fur will soon grow and cover it anyways.

    We are sending tons of Sibe Vibes fur woo everyday and woo are in our thoughts all day and night long.

    Play bows and woofs

    Pee ess ~ please give Ciara smoochies from me!

  43. Phantom we are sending out good Heeler vibes to you.. Hopefully all will go well in no time...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  44. Sweet boy, we will be praying for a full and speedy recovery. Only good thoughts and a wonderful outcome!! You stay strong and know this community LOVES you!!

    Painter Pack

  45. phantom, sending woofs your way! i sure hope the blood the V E T stole comes back showing only good things!!! Mom and I are thinking of you!!



  46. oh Phantom, we are going to be praying for you and sending you tons and tons of special B power. this is a difficult situation, but you can pull through it, buddy. and you know, scars give you a lot of character. chicks dig them.

    please keep us informed. we'll be thinking about you.


  47. Well, that news isn't necessarily great, but it isn't all bad either, so try to stay happy. I know that if I happened to see you while you were wearing a cone, I promise I wouldn't laugh.


  48. I've got my fingers and toes crossed and my boys have their paws crossed for you, Phantom!

    I truly hope everything goes well with the surgery. I just lit a candle for you for a quick and easy recovery. I've kept you in my prayers and will continue to do so until I know that you're 100% better.

    Please take all the time you need, we'll all be here when you get back. But please have your mom update once in awhile just so we know you're ok.

  49. Oh My Goodness, I just got caught up with you all....
    Sending positive thoughts and comforting hugs during this uncertain time.

  50. oh phantom!

    emmitt and i are sending you lots of hugs and kisses!

    we are thinking of you and your whole family.

    we will keep checking in on you!

    m & e

  51. Phantom, we join everyone in this community in focusing positive healing energy at you. You are wrapped in the Circle of Paws and you KNOW we are a powerful force. Feel the love and strength we send. May your family feel our comfort as well...they are not alone in their worries and we will stand with you through whatever happens.

  52. We are sending tons and tons of Sibe Vibes in your direction, Phantom! Paws crossed and prayers issued.

  53. WOO WOO Thunder,

    We are so so sorry to hear this news and a cone head to boot! Our thoughts and prayers that this little bump is taken off without any complications and life will be back to normal in the meantime, you can use the conehead for more sympathy. Please keep us updated - we will pray for you every day!

    Hugs and Kisses
    Thor, Marco Polo and the MAMA

  54. Phantom, we're praying and thinking of you.
    Paws crossed here. Hoping for good results.

  55. Phantom~

    Frankie Furter sent us~

    We are sending our thought and pawrayers to woo~

    Much love,
    Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

  56. We are praying for you to get the best of news on the bloodwork and that your surgery goes perfectly! We'll be thinking our best thoughts for you!


  57. Phantom,

    We hope you're back to feeling better very soon. If they shaved your whole face and covered it in stitches, you'd still be very handsome.

    Thinking healing thoughts and Layla's got her paws crossed!

  58. Poor Phantom!

    All of us are wishing only the bestest of news for you in the coming days!

    BIG Giant HUGS to you and your mom! We will be thinking of YOU ALL!

    Healing Hugs,
    MinnaK and Mom

  59. Phantom,
    I'm barking this through Momma Joni's account. I'll send my prayers and I'm sure my Dakota will watch over you.

    Love and Barks,

  60. So sorry to hear Phantom! We did not know you last year so we need to go read more about your last lump. Mandy just got pretty good biopsy results from her lump that was removed last week so we really hate to hear things like this :-( I will stay tuned (I have been bad about visiting pals lately) and cross all the fingers paws and toes in the house for you!

  61. Oh Phantom! I'm so sorry to hear that the lump is nasty sickies - but I hope all your tests come back good so that you'll be strong for the surgery. We are keeping everythign crossed for you and keeping you in our thoughts - please let us know when you can how you're doing!

    Honey the Great Dane

  62. O the Phantom, my friend... I hate to hear all that. I really do. But I got a real good feelin about fings. I really do.

    And I have There could NEVER be any fing ugly about the you!

    No fing ever. Never. Just sayin.

    You are in my prayers. You can bet on it. Hang in there, Pal... and keep us posted!

    Wif love and big Golden hugs and kisses for your two leggers from the Luke [the Bleu, of course... and also the Mom!]

  63. Sorry to hear about the mean ugly will be in our thoughts.

  64. My mum and I have everything crossed for you Phantom!

  65. Phantom!
    I have my paws crossed and my mom and my grandparents are praying for you!
    We have faith everything is going to be ok!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  66. Oh dear Phantom... HATE to hear about those bad ickies coming to make a return visit - especially with ugly bandaids on face and cone. But you are a tough Sibe and have a wunnerful family both fur and hooman and also a ton of pals who are 200% behind you and cheering. We will stay tuned and do NOT worries about comments, or any of that stuff. We are certainly thinking hugely of you and send a zillion golden vibes your way.
    Huge Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and the crew here and Ma

  67. We are very relieved to hear that your lungs look good and we'll be thinking of you over the next few days with the upcoming tests. Keeping our best, most positive thoughts flowing your way and lots of puppy love and kisses to you.

  68. We're sending lots of prayers and luv and all things pawsitive your way, from Singapore, buddy!!!

    Happy to know that the vet is kind and that your lungs are good!!

    Well wishes and Cheers,
    Maxx and family

    P.s- Mommy says you are handsome and always will be!!

  69. Our positive thoughts are with all of you every minute, no matter where you go.

  70. Oh Phantom, I am so sorry you have to go through this. You know, I have always thought of you as a brother (cause we are both older and a little shy). I am sending you all my good wishes, love, and support! We are all rooting for you!

    Take care, Pip

  71. WOO Phantom, we are so furry sorry to hear about the big boo boo on your face and all the bad and ugly stuff. We have all of our paws and fingers crossed for woo over here. We hope everything goes OK and the V*E*T doesn't find any more bad stuff.

    WOOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla, Maebe and their huMom

  72. We are thinking of you Phantom! We don't care how ugly it is just so it makes you better!

    love & wags,

  73. Oh dear! We will be praying for all good results!

    Emma Rose

  74. Phantom-

    Sorry you are having to go through this scary ordeal. Just know that ALL your pals are praying real hard, crossing their paws and sending you all good wishes and love! Get better soon!

    Love Wyatt and Stanzie

  75. We're hoping for good results too. Lots of purrs and tail wags for positive news and results.

  76. Phantom, We are sending our positive thoughts your way! We love you lots and hope you get all better!

  77. Dear Phantom and Phantom's mommy!
    Oh dear: I am scared, sorry, sad and hopeful all at the same time. Please know that my love, my thoughts and my prayers are with you all at this time.
    Sending lotsaluv

  78. Phantom - dude! This is SO not good! We're sorry we didn't see this post sooner but ALL our pawsitive vibes are heading your way for a quick and speedy recovery.

    Take care of yourself - and Thunder and Ciara, take care of your mom and family during this time too. We'll be thinking of you every day.

    Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  79. Dear Phantom hang in there boy, I'm senting you some Positive Vibes to yea right now.
    Love and best wishes to your mom at this sad and worrying time.
    George and Jan xxxx

  80. Dearest Phantom,

    We just found about your problem. My Mommy cried when she read this post and she went back and read what we have missed. She has been very busy and haven't been around much. Know that our prayers are with you. Tell your Mommy if she needs anything let my Mommy know. It wasn't that long ago, we had my scare and Mommy knows exactly how your Mommy feels. I love you my friend.

  81. Dear Phantom,
    Sorry you are going thru so much right now..I will praying for you!

  82. Phantom, so sorry to hear this news! We are sending good thoughts and prayers your way! Best wishes to you and your beautiful family, will be thinking of you during this difficult time!

  83. Wooos Phantom. As I can see from the above comments woo have hundreds of friend who wish woo well, safe and happy. We are two more.
    We are sending healing Sibe vibes and husky kisses
    All of our love

    -Kira The BeaWootiful and Scampi too!

  84. First, Phantom - *you* could never be ugly.

    That's some really good news about your lungs. I'm glad that you received some uplifting news in the midst of all of this. My paws are crossed about the blood work.

    It sounds like your mom is going about this methodically and carefully. You're in a great hands that will take the best possible care of you.

    I'm thinking of all of you, OP Pack. I hope that there's more good news even if it does mean that you have stitches in your face for a little while.

  85. You will always be handsome to me. No matter what. I just want you to be well.


  86. Paws crossed in SC. Is you sure you aint just gettin' a face-lift? Seriously, we be's tinkin' about yous!!

  87. We've got our paws crossed here, Phantom! Hoping for the best possible outcome and a really speedy recovery so you don't have to wear the horrible cone for too long!

  88. Me and my sisters have our paws crossed for lots of "GOOD" in your update post. And I know you'll be just as handsome, even without some of your furs, after Tuesday. Please keep us posted when you can!!

    Hopeful wags,

  89. Oh Phanton, woo know we LUV LUV LUV woo! and are hoping nothing but the best fur woo! (no worries about the furless face- your handsome no mattah what!)


  90. Phantom my friend,
    I got out of the slammer and heard the news. You got a boo boo and you need surgery too?? Oh my dog. My paws are crossed for you! I know you will be fine. The Big Dog is watching out for you!! Keep us posted.

  91. Phantom and his mom: you're in our thoughts this weekend.

  92. Phantom you are in our prawyers and we know that the doctor will have good news!!

  93. Stay strong Phantom and we are still thinking and pawraying for woo~

    Much Love and kisses to woo sweet face~
    Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

  94. Woof! I sorry u are sick. I is hopin u gets good helps from the dokter and are feelin better soon. :)

  95. Khyra sent me over to meet you. I have a dog that is almost 13 years old. She started getting those lumps when she was ten. She has had one surgery which a bunch were removed. She started getting them right back just as soon as her surgery!!!! I listened to the the vet for over a year. The vet said it was inherited. I thought a lot about it. I thought maybe it was an allergy!! I cut go all wheat and corn from her diet. That meant I had to cook everything she ate!!!
    No doggie treats or anything made for dogs! She has been on this diet for 2 months and some of her lumps have gone away and other have gone down. She is happier and looks better!!
    Good luck, Fern

  96. I've found that the fuzz always grows back and you'll never notice it in a bit! I'm wishing for all the goodness that is out there to come to you!

  97. Khyra and Puddles sent us over. We are purring for all to go well for you Phantom!

  98. Phantom, we are so furry sorry that you have to go through all of this! We have all of our paws crossed (and that's 32, including our kitty brothers and sisters) that everything turns out a o.k., and you have a most speedy recovery!!

    Happy weekend!
    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  99. Dearest Phantom & Mom,

    We got all the paws of 7 of us and we are also including the kitties and cats this time (the more paws the better) that you will be a-ok quickly. We pray for you and we'd want you to hang in there.

    Please be alright, ok?

    Sending you lots of love!!!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max & Piappies Mom

  100. phantom,
    you are one of the most super bravest doggies that i know! me and asa and mama are putting our paws together that your blood work comes back a-okay, so you can hurry up and get this icky surgery over with. we love you bunches 'n tons!
    the booker man

  101. Oh no! Phantom, I sure hope your surgery goes well and they can get everything removed and get that no good stuff out of you so you can be a happy healthy Sibe again.

  102. Oh man! All five of us are sending happy thoughts

  103. We have our fingers and paws crossed for you over here, Phantom.

    We hope all goes well with the tests and the surgery.

  104. Phantom, we'll be sending you our best and strongest healing poodle vibes for a quick recovery. We don't like hearing this news, but hope it's something that can be easy to get under control.

  105. OMD, Phantom, what's going on, I am so worried for you. Your Mom will take extra good care of you and we will send you lots of well wishes for a quick recovery. We will pray for you and everyone who is taking care of you.

  106. came over from Sugar's blog. Duke and I want to wish you well. We'll be sending extra good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery

  107. Thank you for the update and for warning us you'll be gone. With all of us hanging from your blog for more info, it's good to know not to worry if you disappear.

  108. Hi Phantom,

    Im sending you serious healing vibes so that you will get well soon.


  109. I'm usually the last to weigh in, but please know that I have been worrying about you. This is not the news any of us wanted, but there is a mountain of collective will pulling for your boy from this house...

  110. Oh Phantom!
    I sure hope your surgery goes well and the V-E-T gets all the nasty stuff out. All our paws are crossed and we will be sending healing husky vibes from the whole crew.
    Skye and the Moondance Huskies


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