Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Folsom, California
Re: Need opinions on lumps!
Update on Cooper: I couldn't wait anymore and took Cooper to the vet and had them fit me in. So not the best news, but I'm holding out hope that it's not terrible news. Turns out his lymph nodes are swollen and on the good side, it's just the lymph nodes in his neck and not throughout his body. The vet did a needle biopsy and now we're waiting for the results to come back from the lab.
He also took his temperature and it was 103 - which was a little shocking, since Cooper is eating normally, and his energy level is normal. He did take his temp after it took 4 of us to hold Cooper down to give him a sedative, so it could have been that high from the struggle, but either way it's definitely elevated.
The vet did say that from looking at the slide, it looks to him like it could just be an infection, but we obviously won't know for sure until we get the results back. So basically Cooper could just have an infection or it could be something much worse.
Next steps - Cooper is on antibiotics and now we wait.... Keeping my fingers crossed that we get good results back from the lab and hoping that the antibiotics will take care of this.