Friday I woke up, and took Hog and Clem on their walk. An hour later my boyfriend told me to look at her paw. She was limping on it and it had a bump that looked infected. She stopped limping on it right away. I thought it was a spider bite. The next day it was still the same so I squeezed it a little and a ton of puss came out.
This is what it looks like
I planned to take her to the vet on Monday but it looked much better monday. Woke up today and it was red again. So I just got home with her from the vet. $250 later...
They took her in the back and looked at the cells from it under a microscope. The first thing she says when she comes back into the room with Clementine is "I didn't see any cancer cells. It isn't uncommon for young dogs to have cancer." I am about to throw up because this cannot happen to me again!!!!!!!!! With what I went through with Lulu, Clementine needs to live to 100!
She said she saw some "mass cells" and wants to send them to the lab. ($150) I asked if it's normal for a hematoma or cancer for that matter to just appear (like a bug bite would) in an hour. I would think hematoma's start off small and grow? She had nothing on her paw when I took her at 6am. Then at 8am she had what you see above.... So the Dr. said she couldn't see much because of all the blood and puss.
Whatever it is it's really infected. She has two different medications for that. The lab results take 3-4 days. I am pretty sure they will come back and say bug bite... and i paid $150 for them to tell me that... but I want to make sure it's not something major.
Have any of your bostons had anything like this??? She said she DID not see cancer cells but she still scared the shit out of me.
Oh and she has luxating patellas in BOTH her knees. The Dr, said hers isn't bad at all though and would only need surgery if she started limping.... UGHHHHHHH