Chairman Bao is a Shih Tzu. We travel a lot. I drive. He watches. We've logged at least 10,000 miles and he's never once said, Sweetheart, don't you think you should stop and ask someone?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It's a tumor, but it's benign. Even so, it has to come out. Surgery is scheduled for Friday morning. Bao is unperturbed. I -- of course -- am a quivering wreck.

Amanda (our veternarian) has persuaded me to allow her to neuter Bao, as well. The tumor is of a sort that's fuelled by testosterone, and we don't want it to recur. Also, Bao's prostate is slightly enlarged. So even without the tumor, the family jewels would have probably had to go. Poor little guy!

And as if all this wasn't bad enough, Bao has also developed a small heart murmur. Pretty much par for the course for little dogs when they start getting old, Amanda told me. She's prescribed Benazepril. My mother used to take Benazepril.

I think I'd rather be looking at something herbal and homeopathic, but first we've got to get past Friday.

Meanwhile, I'm giving Bao all his favorite foods, and lots of cuddles. And trying very, very hard to keep my mind full of positive thoughts.


Blogger Lacy said...

w00f's, will b thinking of u and bao, and hope all will b ok..

b safe,

9:24 PM

Blogger Miss Poppy said...

We are convinced that Bao will be fine after the operation ! Can you see our "thumbs up" ? With all this tender love and care, things can't go wrong ! Just make sure you come and tell us all went well, it will only take a second but, and I mean this, it will make us feel so much better !!
Lot's of hugs and kisses from Miss Poppy, Lily and me of course !!

7:47 AM


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