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Old 12-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default knot under jaw bone on right side of neck

So There is a knot right under the right side of my boxer boys neck. I finally got a picture tonight of it sticking out. normaly you can't see it at all when he is standing up but when i just looked at him laying down i could see it sticking out. It feelt attached to his jaw bone. its about the size and feel of a grape, maybe a little more dense than a grape. than something that feels like fatty tissue attached to it. so weird. I already went to the vet and she wants to remove it so tomorrow is finally the surgery date at 8 in the morning. just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to their dog. The vet said it isn't on his lymph node. I'm guessing it's a cyst on a gland.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No but I hope it is nothing serious. Good luck to your boy during and after surgery.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hoping its just a cyst!

Is the vet planning on sending it off to cytology?


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No idea what it is, but good luck at the vet and keep us posted.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good Luck at the vets office. Keep us posted.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So Surgery is done and we are on our way to go get our boys. We will hopefully talk to the vet and see what the lump was. I'm hoping just a cyst, but whatever it is, we are getting it sent off to do the major biopsy of it where they slice it into tiny tiny slithers and do a bunch of different tests and make sure there are no cancer cells. B9B9B9 is all i can think right now. I have to stay positive and get my babies back to their normal selves. I will post again tonight once the vet talks to us. Just wanted to update you all
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Crossing fingers & paws for it to be B9.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So We are back home and Bolt is sleeping on and off. He is very very swollen, around the incision is very hard and he is oozing and bleeding every now and than. under his chin is soft swollen, and than on the side of his face is hard swollen. I feel so horrible for him. He seems so helpless. The vet said she definitely wanted to send the lump off. I asked the vet tech what it looked like and she said it was a hard lump than another lump attached to it and had blood vessels in it. God I hope that isn't bad. So they are sending it off tomorrow and should hear something by 2-3 days after it is sent off. These are going to be the longest 3 days of my life.
Right when bolt saw us he was happy to see us, his tail was wagging a little and came straight to me and put his head into my chest, i was knealing down. i immediately started to cry because they had this bandage wrapped all around his head with so much gauze over the incision. The vet came in and told us that when he woke up, he immediately took his back paw and went to itch the area and opened one of the ties and it started bleeding so she had to resuture and put gauze on him. it got more swollen than usual so we have to keep an extra eye on it. We have to bring him back in 3 days to get the gauze and wrap removed, which is just a normal wrap. He hated being in the truck going home, he didn't know to sit, lay down, stand. I went into the back seat to help him feel comfortable, he just seemed so helpless. I felt so bad. We got pain meds and antibiotics for him.
Diesel, our other Boxer that got his tooth extracted is fine. He is a little groggy but looks normal. I'm glad he isn't bad too, I wouldn't beable to handle 2 dogs right now, 1 is enough. I've been searching online about lumps in dogs that had blood vessels in it. Alot of searches are coming up with "benign tumors in dogs" so im hoping its the truth. we asked the vet if it was on the lymph node and she said it was hard to tell because of how swollen and compact everything was in there. it was like it was right in the middle of everything. so Friday is Doomsday. God pray he will be ok and it is just a cyst. Here is the only picture i could get. I really didnt care to even take one but i figured maybe you guys will understand and relate to what i'm going through with your stories.

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Awww sweetheart. Your poor swollen neck Lots of hugs and kisses from us. Maybe a frozen veggie bag wrapped in a towel will help bring down the swelling?
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Aww, smooches and hugs to Bolt.
Hope it's nothing serious, keeping you all in my prayers.

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