8.30.2010

August 30, 2010

White Dog immediately went to Quinn's side and thrust her nose against his new incisions. It was late afternoon and Steve had just delivered our boy home from surgery. White Dog had spent most of the day napping listlessly, alternating with wandering through the house looking for her brother. I heard her a few times in the yard giving her "Come Here!" yip which usually prompts the The Other White Dog to come trotting in behind her; for most of the day there was no answering response.

For his part, TOWD looked very glad to be home and pushed his way out to the kitchen where he downed an entire bowl of water. He was still a little wobbly and had kind of glazed, staring off into infinity look but he would not lay down instead he paced the rooms of the house over and over.

WD shook her head as she sat next to me. "He's a mess." She opined. "And it is going to take months for his fur to grow out!" "Quinn is already a little embarrassed by his new look," I said, "let's be extra kind and we won't even ask him to pose for photos. Maybe in a couple of days he won't be so self-conscious." "If it were ME," White Dog whispered, "I wouldn't even go out of the house!" "BE NICE!," I cautioned in not very veiled tones.

The good news is that Dr. Julia removed both growths and found that neither were even skin tumors. They were warts (which is why they were hard) that under the double Eskie coat were hard to clearly see to diagnose. And now that they are removed she thinks he should not have any problem even with their spread. A look under the microscope revealed that Quinn had absolutely nothing to worry about!

So right now our beat up looking boy (who is very beautiful in our eyes) is without a cone. Dr. Julia has sent orders that if he tries to scratch the suture areas on his shoulder that we must either put him in a t-shirt or make him wear the dreaded cone. That test of willpower will come as his hair starts growing in!

To celebrate, tonight we all shared carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (Quinn LOVES cream cheese)! All is well at White Dog Ranch.

15 comments:

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

Phew (wiping brow), that's a relief! A clean bill of health for Quinn! Yay!

Eskie Hugs from Prinnie's 3 Pack.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

PAWESOME NEWS!

Here's to TOWD!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jacqueline said...

YAY for Quinn!!...We are so glad his surgery is over and everything turned out so well!!...Sounds like you all enjoyed a great celebration; have a wonderful, happy Tuesday, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

We are so glad to hear that they were just warts and that Quinn is well after his surgery. He is such a strong, brave boy!:) Cream cheese and carrot cake sound like the pawfect way to celebrate.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Mack said...

We are so glad Quinn is gonna be A-OK!!
That's music to my Boston ears!!

Hansel said...

So glad Quinn is home and that it was nothing but warts! We are relieved! I'm getting ready to take tes in the vet today at 130. I'll update when i get home with more info.

Remington said...

GREAT NEWS!

The Thundering Herd said...

So glad all of the test results are good - always worth being safe about. Wishing a quick recovery (and fast growing hair).

Kari in WeHo said...

Glad to hear he made it through safely and that they were just warts :)

Brian said...

I am so very happy the news is good! Don't worry about the fur...it will be back before you know it!

Ginger Jasper said...

A woofie after my own heart, I love cream cheese.. I am so glad that Quinn has the all clear and het Siku's behavour means she loves her brother.. HUgs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So glad to hear the good news. Phantom sends word that he should try to behave - shirts are not fun. He is now sporting a sock on his naughty paw.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Keisha said...

I am so happy the warts are gone! :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Yay we are so happy to hear they were nothing more than a couple warts! And tell Quinn that we bet he looks super handsome, furs or not! We hope he doesn't have any problems when the furs start to grow back, but we do think he would look cute in a t-shirt!

Ben said...

that is PAWSOME -
Bet liverwurst would be a nice post surgical reward.
ben and the fellasc