Thursday, February 2, 2012
33:365 A Tale of Tooth and Nipple
Cleo's nipple started growing about 6 months ago. I called the vet to make sure it was ok - not some kind of emergency. Nope, not urgent. Life went on and the nipple kept growing. You can see it sticking out in this picture. So, when her annual physical came up, we were looking forward to asking the vet in person.
Today, the vet explained dogs get growths sometimes. Cleo's looks benign. She said if it became infected due to her scratching it, we might want to have it removed. Then, she inspected Cleo's teeth. Way in the back, the very last molar, the vet touched, and it spread into two pieces. Ew!! Cleo flinched. The vet said she has a broken tooth and that it is painful which of course me and Adrienne anguish. And then, seconds after that thought, my mind whispered "money, this is going to cost money". Damn! Sure enough, Cleo needs to go into surgery. Dependent on the the tooth, she might be able to take out just the broken piece, or if it has gone into the root, the entire tooth. The upside is that Cleo's teeth will be cleaned and since she's already out, she will have a mastectomy and have her nipple removed and sent to the lab for testing. So, there you go. All of that news by 10:30 this morning.
Next on my agenda was to sit and knit on my Celaeno. I adore this pattern. Here you can see my view, computer, beads, and in-progress shawl. I've been listening to the NPR Live Concerts All Songs Considered Podcast. It is phenomenal and only adds yet another reason to my list of why I love NPR. I highly recommend it as a way to discover new music. Plus, hearing live music from the comfort of my living room, love! My favorites so far: Girl in a Coma, Mates of States, and an entire hour long concert by Beirut.
I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon! Perhaps with knitting in your hands or a pet by your side.