I try to keep this space happy and upbeat. On the whole Lloyd and I are happy people so it's not difficult. Obviously we go through the same life worries as everyone does. Sometimes we're a bit skint, sometimes everything isn't perfect on the work front, or whatever, but on the whole things are ok!
However today we've been dealt a real blow. Lulah has had a small lump on her front leg for a wee while. I thought it was a cyst. She had one on her back a couple of years ago and this one appeared the same so we weren't really worrying about it. But we were worried enough to take her to the vet and get it checked. Thank goodness we did.
It was obvious from my description on the phone the vet was concerned, but she didn't say too much until she'd looked at it properly and had taken some cells from it with a needle. We knew it wasn't the best news when she asked us to come through and look into the microscope. And they they were, lots of bright blue (rather beautiful) mast cells. This means Lulah has a cancerous tumour. She's only 4.
Tomorrow she's being operated on and having as much of it removed as possible. The problem is where it is on her leg. There's not that much flesh round about it so our lovely vet is going to see what she can do.
It'll then go to a lab where they will work out what stage it is. I II or III. Our hope is that its I, it all gets removed and she's all better.
She's not sick, appears completely well and totally her usual self.
Anyway, I've been doing a whole lot of internet research and if it can possibly be good, then Lulah has all the 'good' things going for her and none of the 'bad' things. We're determined to be positive.
However, healing thoughts would be nice. So if you can spare some, for our lovely, enthusiastic, snuggly, mad, cuddly, gentle, affectionate, beautiful girl we would be most grateful.
I'll keep you posted.