Surgery for Artie

artie 7-22-19

Today is one of those days that Doggie Moms anxiously await…surgery day!! About two weeks ago, I noticed Artie was obsessed with licking a spot on his leg. Little did I know I’d find a fairly large growth! According to our vet, it’s a “wart” and nothing to be concerned about (yet I can have it biopsied for $125, if I’d like). Artie has suffered with warts for years, but never one that he can get to and constantly lick! So, it has to be removed. Unlike people warts, this will not go away on its own and with the licking it will not heal.

Along with the wart on his leg, he’s having at least three others removed, a tooth pulled, and his teeth cleaned. UGH…you know all this means a lot of money! Hopefully, at the age of 10, this is the last surgery and teeth cleaning for Artie. I know he can still live a long time (and hope he does), but these surgeries have gotten a little out of control!

So this morning, Artie had to stay in his cage as his two brothers ate their food. Poor baby has no clue what’s about to happen. And this mommy anxiously waits to drop him off for surgery. There’s nothing worse than handing your pet to the receptionist or vet tech and leaving. The tears are already starting. And then there’s pick up time (around 4:30 pm), which brings so much joy but also sadness as dogs under sedation look pitiful! I know…I’ve been there a few times!

If you are the praying type, please pray for Artie and mommy today. I will post soon about the surgery results. Thanks for reading! With love, ABC’s Mom!

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