Thursday, April 18, 2013


Lightning is having surgery tomorrow to remove a couple of masses. Our vet says one is definitely a lipoma, and the other is likely a lipoma. I'm anxious about this. The thinking part of me knows, as far as dog problems go, lipoma is the least of them. But one is large and in his armpit (if dogs have those), and I'm afraid it's going to hurt him alot. I'm a worrier by nature, and my fears run rampant about the second one that is "likely" lipoma. I've never had to care for a dog with stitches like this either, so that's got me worried too. I'm afraid for my boy. And me. The Bible verse "Let not your heart be troubled.." keeps running through my head, but my heart isn't listening. It's troubled. It's as stubborn as Thumper.


  1. Sending the Power of The Paw to Lightning.
    Keep us updated.

    xo Cinnamon

  2. Don't worry until you need to! Trust your vet, pick up an Elizabethan collar so Lightning won't be able to get to his stitches, cook some simple broth meals like chicken mince and rice, give him lots of cuddles. Dogs are much tougher than we think. Give the boy a big hug for me, one for you too X

    1. Thank you. I hadn't thought of food yet...the chicken and rice sounds like a good idea. He would like that. :)

  3. Sending prayerful thoughts today. Will be looking forward to an update on Sweet Lightning!

  4. Praying that Lightning's surgery is going smoothly.

    My last dog Shadow had to have a drainage tube in her chest for a tear and I actually put a t-shirt on her (I changed it daily) to keep her from scratching at it, etc. I liked it a lot better than those awful e-collars that prevent a dog from getting around normally.

  5. Praying for you both - hope all went well. I like the T-shirt idea :).