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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Like I have mentioned in other posts.. i am a worrier... I try my best to not be but it is just the way I am. Anyhow Friday night I noticed that Boss' head looked very 'egg-ish'... I just presumed it was the typical egg-head boxer puppy thing. Then Saturday morning came and it still looked very eggy.. i asked my husband and he said it didn't look very normal (unlike me- he is NOT a worrier.. mr. laid back)- so for him to say that, it kind of scared me. Anyways.. then i felt it- and it was squidgy/soft/mushy.. PANIC! It couln't be his scull if it was mushy. I picked him up (he is only 3 months) and we RAN out of the door... Luckily my vet is only a 5min walk from me. After some pushing and prodding he told me it was a tumor!? It could be either the ''good type'' or the ''bad type''. (Sorry for lack of details here-- this vet didn't speak any english and i have no idea what the portuguese terms are translated_. Anyways, he took a sample with a syringe to the lab (it was on site- thank God!).. whilst we waited my husband tried to translate everything to me.. i was balling crying.. shaking. horrible. Vet came back after what felt like the longest 20 mins EVER... and told us it was not a tumor but some sort of fluid. I tried looking online for translation but couln't find it. However, i did find another thread on here which sounded like a similar story to mine.. she called it ''serious'' fluid... i looked online and found something called ''serous fluid''... Anyways.. what ever it is he was given a shot there and also some medication to take for 5 days. It should disappear on its own. It has not gone down at all though. We were told he probably banged he head or something. I am not completely relaxed because as you can tell- i'm not 100% sure what this thing is. I am going to attach a photo and see if anyone can tell me. It was not drained or lanced or anything. Thanks again guys!Lump on head scare!-533530_444988588896893_1178794731_n.jpeg
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was gonna say you need to take a deep breath, your baby just bumped his head and is retaining fluid. I would wrap ice or frozen veggies in a towel and place them on his head several times per day to help reduce the swelling. This is actually really common with our eggheads.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, poor baby must have beaned that good. Glad it is gonna be okay.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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He bumped his noggin !
He'll be fine, it will subside on it's own.
Mongo did that a few times when he was smaller.

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Poor guy! I'm surprised that Maggie never ended up with that as many times as she bumped her head.

I will say, my vet doesn't want to take out a MCT on top of Gabby's head unless it gets smaller because be said the head is really bad to have fluid buildup with a bigger incision (so I would assume injury as well). Sounds like he will be perfectly fine!


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Aww...I feel for you as I know I would panic as well. Trying to sit with ice on his head off & on through out the day. I hope the swelling goes down soon. (((HUGS)))
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone... we gave him the medicine this morning... he seems to be acting fine except we took him outside and he was running around/walking and then all of a sudden his legs went to jello and he just flopped down.. i carried him inside/ cooled him down and gave him water... he gums were very very pale (almost white.grey). I gave him a teaspoon of honey and water.. he took a nap and they started to pink up ... they are still pretty pale but he is acting fine (eating, peeing, pooping, drinking, playing). He is diarrhea last night but i am guessing it is just because of the shot from the vet.
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That is not normal and I would be returning back to the vet. It sounds like something is going on with his heart. Healthy dogs do not collapse after playing. It might also be a reaction the medication he is on.

Please return to your vet.
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Oh wow. After reading, your update I agree with 2manydogs that you should take him back to the vet ASAP. Collapsing is NOT normal.

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I agree, I would be getting him into the vet again today. That just doesn't sound right at all. Please keep us posted on how he's doing.
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