Friday, January 18, 2008

Libby Update

They only started Libby's surgery at 3pm.  There were emergencies and sicker dogs; we had been warned that might happen.
 
The surgery itself turned out to be more involved.  There was the outer fleshy tumor.  Unfortunately, there was also a separate second tumor just underneath her flesh, in her breast.  Neither tumor infiltrated bone or lung, but the doc did say the second tumor was 'a little worrisome'.   The biopsy results won't be back until the middle of next week.
 
They also required a much larger incision area, too, than originally expected.  So, they are keeping her overnight.  They will give her antibiotics and pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs.  We will also have to give her those at home as well.
 
We have to call tomorrow at 9:30am to make arrangements for her to come home. 
 
I know it is the best place for her to be, but I hate her not being here.
 
Thank you everyone for all your prayers and good wishes.  It really helps to not feel alone. 
 
be well,
Dawn
 

34 comments:

randlprysock said...

Many prayers.  Gosh she looks so cute there.  Love You Libby!!!!  Prayers and hugs!!!  Keep us posted Dawn!!!!  
Lisa

wwfbison said...

Aw, poor Libby ~ I have been thinking about her all day.  I truly hope her test results come back favorable. Please let us know as soon as you get the results, in the meantime I will be saying many, many Prayers for her.  I bet you can't wait until she is home with you.
Lisa

ksgal3133 said...

Many prayers!

Hugs,
Gretchen

sugarsweet056 said...

TY for letting us know.
Keeping her, & you in my prayers. Hoping biopsy comes back with good results. {{{}}}
She'll be sore & not up to her regular routine for about a week. Just keep her as quite as you can till then, giving her lots of love & praise.
Have a good wkend.
Hugs,
Sugar

eml625 said...

((((((((( DAWN))))))))))).
I pray she's doing ok, poor thing. I will be looking for an update tomorrow.
Stay strong, she'll pull through.
Hugs,
Ellen

klconard1 said...

Praying for Libby and all of you dear!
loviing you
karyl

am4039 said...

my prayers to libby. She is so cute.

deshelestraci said...

Wow.  I'm glad she is doing ok.  I know it is weird without her.
Traci

jckfrstross said...

praying for a quick recovery:)

Deb

sdoscher458 said...

Keeping Libby in my thoughts and prayers wishing for a speedy recovery...be well..love, Sandi

coelha said...

I will keep your precious doggy in my prayers.  I know you are worried. :(  Take care--good thoughts sent your way!!  Julie

thebaabee said...

I will keep Libby in my prayers.  For a speedy recovery and good biopsy results.  Lu

wildautumn1 said...

Hoping everything turns out to be ok with Libby! Poor puppy. Spoil her rotten when she comes home!

helmswondermom said...

I'm glad the surgery went well, but sorry to hear about that second tumor.  I hope it turns out not to be too "worrisome" after all.
Lori

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i so hope libby has a quick and safe recovery back home.

lv2trnscrb said...

(((Dawn))) hoping Libby is able to come home tomorrow; I bet she's just as anxious to rejoin her family

betty

kellwitch said...

I quickly went though your journal/blog not reading too much right away, just looking at the pictures. But oh, I can't wait to sit with my cup of hot coffee to read your blog! You sound so interesting; what you're dealing with alone is inspiring! I look forward to reading your blog and learning a few things.

toonguykc said...

Oh no!  I know that "fur kid in the hospital" feeling too well.  I always cry a little when I think about how much they must miss being at home.

Sending good vibes.

xx
Russ

libragem007 said...

oh..I hope Libby get better soon.
I also wanted to say Congratulations on being this week's Guest Editor.

Have a great weekend,
Gem :-)

lindaggeorge said...

Poor baby, I hope everything goes alright for her.

Linda x.

mosie1944 said...

Hey, I'm glad you chose Russ as one of your picks this week.  I believe I have the honor of being his very first reader and commenter:  I was looking for Kansas City journal folks and found him in time to comment on his second entry.  I've followed his blog ever since, and actually met him in person.  I consider him to be an adopted son of mine.

glensfork4 said...

Poor Libby....I will be praying for Libby Dawn....I would be heartbroken too.

Michele

ukgal36 said...

aww poor Libby..will keep her in my prayers..by the way i did the meme for pumpkin...;-)
Lyn

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Here's wishing Libby a speedy recovery ... by now I hope she's home sweet home!
Best,
Marty

queeniemart said...

your dog and you are both in my prayers!! I hope she gets home today and heals quickly.
hugs, lisa

sangrialel said...

Poor Libby, I hope she gets to come home today and that she is feeling good.  Linda

pharmolo said...

Hope she'll be alright in the end, Dawn. Have a good weekend.

mleighin21st said...

Hopefully she's home by the time I'm writing this, and resting comfortably.  Hang in there kiddo(that seems to be one of my favorite sayings lately).  Oh, and I did Pumpkins Meme-tell her I really enjoyed it.  We have a junior princesss of meme's here don't we?  :)
                                             Smiles,  Leigh

 mhttp://journals.aol.com.mleighin21st/iwasthinking.../

jeanno43 said...

I already know she is home.  Hope she recovers quickly and the tumours are all benign.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

chat2missie said...

Poor Libbey, poor you!  I know how worried you must be.....
Missie

swmpgrly said...

I hope the lab work comes out good she is sooo cute.
I feel like my dogs are my family.
when my niece comes over she asks me where the kids are because thats what we call them...lol

rdautumnsage said...

Oh poor Libby having to be away from home after all that. I will continue to keep her in my prayers on the smoke that the 2nd tumor turns out to be benign! (Hugs) Indigo

gazker said...

I know I am late with this, but I will find out in your more recent blogs how she is.
Gaz xxxx

chaispice1023 said...

poor libby - poor libby's mom!  hope she's doing well.