Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Prayers are needed

Painter Pack Mom here. I am asking everyone to pray and send good vibes to our big moose dog, Jack. He's our lab mix. Jack was our first dog and is only 6 1/2. But this morning, my son found a large knot on his side. It's just about where his front, left shoulder would be. The knot is about the size of a golf ball and seems semi-firm. It is very obvious now when he walks. I swear, it came up over night.

I called the vet and we have an appointment Saturday morning. His assistant said that the knot would be evaluated and that it might not be anything. But you all know what I am thinking.

For a long while, my son and I have said that Jack was acting like an old man. He hasn't been his normal fiesty self for months and months. But we just thought it was age...or maybe arthritis. I was actually going to ask the vet about the possibility of arthritis on his next vet visit.

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Ozzie the OZmonster said...

We have fingers and paws crossed for Jack. Keep being optimistic.

Hang in there
John, Kel, and Ozzie

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Will it kind of move like it is attached to the skin or does it stay in place like it is attached to the bone?

If it moves, it MAY be a lipoma which is a fatty tumor and not something to stress about. Tasha had several that we didn't remove until they interfered with her movement.

Positive thoughts being send your way.

Princess Eva

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

Paws khrossed it is something like the furry smart and beaWOOtiful Princess Eva said...


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Pawsitive Sibe vibes being sent! Remember not everything is the end, I was not supposed to be here 3 years ago, so things can get better. -Puppy Kisses-Kira The beaWootiful

Huskee and Hershey said...

We will be crossing all the paws and fingers in this house for Jack.. Princess Eva is right, I once had a similar knot right at the top of my head (semi hard and apparently appeared over a day or 2.. it started off small like a insect bite then progressively got to the size of a golf ball in 2 days). Fortunately it was just some fatty tissue and eventually subsided away... **sending you pawsitive vibes**

GoldenSamantha said...

I also hope it's something like Brice and Princess Eva think. My mom has a fatty tumor that showed up when she lost weight (on purpose). My paws are crossed for you dear Jack.
Hugsz xo

Raising Addie said...

We've got all of our paws crossed for Jack.

Our Zoe had fatty tumors too. We hope that what Jack has.

We will keep Jack and your family in our prayers.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Mason Dixie said...

Hope Jack is okay. my paws are crossed. =)

River said...

We will definitely pray for Jack! We had something like that on a basset my mom was fostering. A soft lump the size of a pingpong ball. The vets decided to 'keep an eye on it'. But when we took the basset to another vet several months later--he tested it and found it was stage 4 lymphoma--so my mom & I say get it tested! If nothing else, to give you peace of mind!

love & wags & prayers,
River & mom

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for Jack!
I hope the Vet will tell you is nothing serious!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

I am sending my pwayews and Mommi's and cwossing my paws and sending all the pawsitive enewgy I have . Pleez tell Jack we love him and all will be well.
love and smoochie kisses

Mochi and Mommy said...

Paws crossed and sibe vibes for Jack!


Teddy Bear said...

We'll all be praying for Jack. I hope that it's nothing serious.

Teddy Bear

Suzuki said...

Oh My... so many sick pups at the moment... I have no paws left to cross, I will cross my eyes fur you :)
Big licks to you

Tracey and Huffle said...

I am purring my hardest for Jack that this will be nothing too bad.

Huffle Mawson

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hope it not anything serious, I wills be thinking of Jack!
~lickies, Ludo

tula said...

Wishing Jack the best.. hope it's not serious.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh---hopefully this is not serious--but we certainly know what it is like to worry about such things. could it possibly be just a fatty lump? i think they are common in that area--keep us posted! xo
saige and guinness

dewdana said...

paws crossed! Moose had one pop up over night that was a lipoma. THey are really common but will never fail to worry me because, yes, we know what you are thinking!
Keep us posted as I know you will!
Dana + Moose

Nibbles Treats said...

Oh no. We are keeping our paws crossed.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Hey Doodle! ~Tink

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're sending Sibe Vibes!

Steve and Kat

Jeannie and Marvin frae Scotland said...

Paws and fingers crossed here.

Worrying times - we will keep looking in for updates.

Your friends, Jeannie and Marvin in Scotland.


Hero said...

My paws are crossed for Jack! I hope it really is nothing!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hope it works out all right.

Checkers said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I'll add Jack to my St. Francis prayer jar. You sure have a lot of pretty dogs. Hey if you get a chance go by Mason Dixie's blog and check out the wiggles - if you like my wiggle please vote for me - I'm #3 on the list - www.whosaysdogsdontblog.blogspot.com Feel better Jack

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