We found several lumps on him. He was recently at the groomers, and they weren't there then, so we know for sure that they're new (while we would hope that we would notice that, I wanted to double check that they were indeed new)... 

They WERE each about the size of a quarter, and there were (at least we found after a pat down) about seven of them. They're firm and don't move (well, I say they don't move, my boyfriend says they do), they don't seem to be causing him any pain or discomfort, but I cannot tell for sure---he didn't even let out a whine in the slightest the night I accidentally cut his quick during a nail trimming session. 

Of course, this sent me into panic mode... So, we decided that it was time for a vet trip. I was offered a ride for the next morning (yesterday morning) by a coworker... IF the weather wasn't so bad as the weather channel said there would be a storm... Go figure that this is the one time that they were actually right about. 

It started snowing, and hasn't stopped since. No one is willing to drive in this crap weather so we are stuck like sitting ducks. After we realized we weren't going to be able to make it yesterday, I still felt I had to do something right then, and so we walked down to the local feed store and carried him back a bag of "Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison".... 

While we're still heading in to the vet ASAP.... Some of his lumps have disappeared altogether and the others have definitely gone down in size! I know that he's only been on TotW for a day now, but it really does seem to have had an impact. Still, we're not in the clear, but I find it far easier to think positive thoughts now...  

A positive is that he's still acting completely like himself :) There hasn't been any change in his routine, his actions, his snoring haha. His "Mommy's Home!" ritual is still upbeat and crazy---he screams, runs throughout the house as many times as possible, tosses himself in my lap, gets out all this built up energy that he doesn't know how to handle by giving me love bites (and let me tell you, love hurts), and ends the session by either curling up against me, or on my work clothes, depending on whether or not I can stand to stay in them a bit longer for him to cuddle me!

Anyhow... Keep us in your thoughts and send good vibes our way, please, and I'll let you all know how he is, what's going on, and all that stuff as soon as I know myself.. <3

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Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on April 5, 2013 at 8:39pm
Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on April 3, 2013 at 7:35pm

Just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you guys! Not having a car while the only person in the household is off in another state is NOT ideal. My friend who brings Ziggy to the groomers with his two Corgis just got back into state and set us up an appointment with his vets today and we are heading there tomorrow at two.. I will give another update as soon as we are home, and likely another further down the line (depending on whether or not they find these lumps a cause for concern and would like to do a biopsy or run blood tests or whatever)..  

Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on March 26, 2013 at 7:32pm

Hey everyone! I'm sorry to have left you all hanging for so long but my computer is having major issues lately that make it about impossible for me to use it, so I haven't even thought to try and update.

First, thank you all for your concern.

Second, unfortunately, we still haven't made it to the vet. We were supposed to go this morning as it was the first time I could get a ride, but her car broke down and now the soonest she can take me is Friday.

Third, he still has two lumps, BUT THEY'RE TINY! The size is just tiny. I'm almost positive that it is nothing serious, we're thinking maybe a calcium deposit or something of the like. I'm still going mental not knowing for sure, but there isn't much I can do as the only vet close enough to walk to is not a kind person, and (and I hate to sound rude), doesn't seem to know what she is talking about... At all. For the record, everyone I've spoken to about her has agreed, so I really don't think going to see her is much of an option.

I will let you all know as soon as I know, but I am so crazy optimistic at this point that I don't want to make anyone else panic if it's not needed!

Comment by Alison Prasavath on March 26, 2013 at 3:17pm

Any update on Ziggy? Thanks

Comment by Emily & Scout on March 21, 2013 at 4:14pm

I just saw this.  Hoping you can figure out what the lumps are and put your mind at ease.  If the lumps are appearing and going away fast, I have no idea what they could be.

Comment by Kristin on March 20, 2013 at 11:41pm
Sending lots of positive, healing energy your way Ziggy and Kimberly! Waiting is tough. You're in our thoughts. - Kristin and Beez
Comment by Abbey & Anne on March 20, 2013 at 11:04pm

Praying that this is nothing to worry about!  Can't wait to hear a good report!  Blessings......

Comment by Linda on March 20, 2013 at 10:56pm

Of course you have lots of good thoughts for Ziggy.  Our Irish Wolfhound female had those fatty tumors like Linda and Brian said.  They do no harm.  Our vet told us to check them once a month to make sure they hadn't grown in size.  They were never removed and she lived to the ripe old age of 10...that is old for a wolfhound.  Their lifespan is only 7-10 years.

Comment by Linda Masters on March 20, 2013 at 10:28pm

Sending good thoughts your way Ziggy!  My corgi Jake is 9 and has 5 or 6 lumps.  I had them checked since I lost Annie (also a corgi) to cancer in July.  The vet reassured me they were just lipomas and nothing to worry about. She said they are common in dogs as they get older.  Please keep us updated.

Comment by Laura and Tommy Jefferson on March 20, 2013 at 8:12pm

Sending good thoughts your way, Ziggy!!!! 

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