Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My Sis Dixie
Dixie done gibbed us kwite a skare but now that we know she be OK, I will tells you about it. We is starting to think Dixie is part kitteh and has nine lives coz she has cheated death four whole times now!
(1) Back in April of 2000, afore I woz around, mom woz at the city pound wif her car door open in the pawking lot. Some peeples had taken Dixie out of the pound to see her, Dixie yanked the leash out of they hands and ranned away, right into mom's car. The mean animal control officer commed over and sayed if'n those peeples did not take Dixie, he woz making her ded! Mom told Dixie not to worry, she woz coming home wif her and mom would foster her and find her a furever home.
(2) So mom taked Dixie to the V-E-T rite away. The V-E-T put his lissening thingie on Dixie's chest and sayed mom should take her strate to a cardiologist that there be a big problem wif Dixie's heart. Dixie had Patent Ductus Arteriosus and had to has an operashun or she would be ded in one month.
(3) Dixie had the operashun but the V-E-T sayed it only fixed the problem part of the way, not all of the way, and Dixie would live half a lifetime. So mom keeped Dixie coz nobody wanted to adopt her when mom tolded them she would not has a whole live. Well, now it be 10 years later and Dixie is turning 11 years old, we think in June. She has alreddy lived more than half a life.
(4) So a cuppul of weeks ago, mom thought Dixie had a icky tickie on hers face but when she did further examinashuns, she seened it was a HUGE tumor! It woz unner the furs atween where mom's fingers is and it popped up all of a suddens. Mom alreddy knowed it woz cancers.
So mom called a V-E-T wot she knows at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital to ask wot to do. See, the problem is Dixie's heart. We did not knows if'n she could even has anesthesias to do surgeries coz of hers heart prawblem. The V-E-T sayed she would look at Dixie and make all the arrangements to does consultashuns with the specialists at the same time coz they all be rite there at that hospital. It is a rilly big place with something like sebenty V-E-T-S - skeery!
So mom taked Dixie in rite away. The V-E-T putted a needle in the tumor and pulled out fluids. (Dixie did not even feels it - amazing!) The V-E-T showed it to the oncologist V-E-T and he sayed yup, that be cancers but wifout taking the tumor off and doing biopsies, we would not knows wot kind of cancers. Could be good, curable cancers, could be bad cancers wot makes you ded. The V-E-T woz worried that it mite be hard to take the tumor off coz it woz so close to Dixie's ear so she taked Dixie over to the surgeon V-E-T who sayed no prawblem, he could do it. Mom woz happy coz she knows this surgeon V-E-T and he be very good. In fact, he did my butt lift. (I had a hooded vulva wot kept gibbing me infekshuns so I had to has a nip and tuck on my bootie and the surgeon did a mahvelous job! Plus he had donned some miracle surgeries on foster dogs for mom over the years.) So then they x-rayed Dixie's chest to be sure there woz no cancers in her lungs and that looked all clear. So on to the cardiologist to see if'n Dixie could even has surgery. They did this echocardiogram and it woz a miracle! They sayed even tho Dixie's heart be way bigger than it supposed to be, it be in better shape than it woz 5 years ago wif her last echo coz she had hiked for a few years and that maded hers heart stronger! She woz good to go for surgery. So last week, Dixie wented unner the knife.
The surgeon V-E-T taked the tumor off
and the V-E-T wot is a dentist cleaned Dixie's teefs. Check out these pearly whites wot she has now!
Dixie had to has some surgeries on hers gums coz the tartar woz unner hers gums so her mouf be good as new now. And she did not has to has any teefs pulled, they woz all in good shape.
Dixie also had this wart thingie on her eye wot has been there a long time (I has one too) wot the surgeon taked off while she woz knocked out for surgeries. This is before:
This is after:
The surgeon did a wonnerful job!
Dixie camed home for recooperashuns on mom's bed.
Dixie healed up rilly nicely and is back to hers old self. The surgeon called today wif the good news. The biopsy commed back and the cancer woz the good kind of basal cell cancers, it be all removed and Dixie be cured! She be good as new now and we hopes she will be wif us for a long, long time more.