Thursday, July 15, 2010

Poor Dutch

Poor Dutch.  Tomorrow early I will take him away even before Frank gets up to feed them breakfast.  He has a lump on his belly side.  It is a small but insidious lump.  And we confirmed yesterday that it was mast cell cancer.

My very first Swissy Pepsi died at age 12 after a nearly year long battle with mast cell.  And the very next year Bonnie Doon was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor on her side.  That is when we found Turmeric.  And it saved Bonnie Doon's life. 

About 2 years ago, I found a lump on Dutch's ear where it joins the head, and we had that removed, it was mast cell cancer.  So he started getting turmeric.  But now we have this second one.

My wonderful vet says it is in a good place.  A good place is where they can get a deep cut with wide margins to make sure there are no cancer cells moving out.  And I have already upped his dosage of turmeric.

So my poor Dutch will be in surgery tomorrow and I will be a wreck until I get the pathology report in a week. 

glen:  good luck my boy, come home to me quickly.


  1. Oh Glen, I shall be thinking of you and poor Dutch all day. I am so sorry you both have to go through this again.

    Many hugs to you both - Marie

  2. Just found your blog and it's a fun read. WE have a bunch in common like quilting and dog showing. Just reading your post about Dutch. My sheltie has had a small lump on his shoulder for awhile now that doesn't seem to be getting bigger, so I figured it was a fatty tumor, but maybe I'd better get it checked!


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