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Tomorrow Elliott will have his surgery by the new vet to remove the lump in his neck. I hope it goes well. I am so worried that we have spent several months "watching" it as the previous vet recommended, and it may turn out to be more than a cyst after all. I will have difficulty coming to terms with it if we shouldn't have waited. Thought I would feel better if our doodle friends were out there supporting us. Thanks, and we'll let you know tomorrow.

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Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on April 4, 2014 at 7:52am

Oh Kathy darn it! I'm so sorry I've gotten so far behind. I'm glad that all went well with Elliott. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Pemon send a big hug to his sweet cousin Elliott.

Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on April 3, 2014 at 8:04pm
Dianne, vet couldn't say what type of cyst. It was multi-compartmental and each little pocket had different characteristics. Vet said poodles are often prone to "atypical" cysts. However there was nothing that really had hallmarks of cancer. Very strange, but good information for us to know.
Comment by Pedro & Alessandra on April 3, 2014 at 7:38pm

Oh Kathy, I'm sorry I missed the start of this and at the same time, relieved that I am catching it as it has resolved itself in a funny and 'explosive' way. We are very happy that Elliott is home, resting (?) and that the new vet dealt with things to your satisfaction.

Dear Cousin Elliott, get well soon, let your Mommy, Daddy, Spencer and human puppies that visit sometimes cuddle you and spoil you to bits. I'm sure Cousin Spencer will take really good care of you. We love you very much and we are soooo happy that you're OK and that your neck cyst won't be bothering you more. Loving paws from Cousin Pedro

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on April 3, 2014 at 7:34pm

So glad to hear the news, Kathy!  And have to admit I had an "lol" moment about the exploding cyst!  I bet Elliott feels MUCH better.  Was it what we call a sebaceous cyst?  Those things occur in people, too, and run in my family (yeah, I know, "eeewww"!)and although they are a huge annoyance, they are relatively benign.  Elliott, Buddy, you have my sincere empathy and I know you'll be back to normal in no time!

Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on April 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
Just brought my boy home. He has about a 6" sutured incision and a huge shaved area in his beautiful coat :( . The vet said he felt comfortable not sending it away for testing, but if any more come up, he would definitely send in. He said sometimes poodles have cysts that can be malignant, but he thinks it's ok for now. He did keep the growth for me to see when I went in as I requested, and he came out to speak with me when I picked Elliott up. So I guess we have a new vet :)
Other than obvious, Elliott is ready for the shenanigans to begin Jackson - great idea. He tried to chase the vet's office kitty on his way out. Dr. Spencer is already gearing up for wound cleaning and suture removal.
Thanks doodle friends.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on April 3, 2014 at 5:26pm

Woohoo....glad you had a "blast" at the vet, Elliot!

Comment by Lorie & Piper on April 3, 2014 at 3:15pm

great news!!!   "the vet that didn't introduce himself will remember us now"...that is sooo funny, luv it (;

Comment by gdoodlevt Brandi - Bea on April 3, 2014 at 2:58pm

Glad to hear the good news....

Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on April 3, 2014 at 1:35pm

Yeah, time for shenanigans!!  Woo hoo!!  So glad!!!!   Mommy told me the sergery went well and the vet got slimed, I made my funny sounds that make my mommy and daddy laugh!!  Hope you get home soon, Spencer misses you!!  Love, Jackson

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on April 3, 2014 at 1:34pm

Yippee, Hoorah, and Halleluiah!!!!  I am VERY happy to hear about the "explosion", since that means cyst, not tumor!!! Anybody who's had kids or dogs won't be bothered by the description! ;) I am so happy and relieved to hear that all is well!  You (and Elliot!) will sleep better tonight!!! :) 

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