Monday, January 25, 2010

Max.

Hey friends. I need to talk about my best buddy, Max tonight. The poor pup has been a little under the weather for the past day or so.
A couple of days ago I noticed a rather large sore around Max's mouth. I was hoping it would go away on it's own, but instead, it spread and now he's got sores covering his entire nose and mouth. I've never seen anything like it. It really hurts me just to look at him! I freaked out when I noticed them last night.
Needless to say, I took him to the Vet immediately after school today and he was even a little unsure about what was causing it, but it doesn't look or sound good. I've got to take Max back in tomorrow morning and he'll have to spend the day at the Vet. They've got to put him under anesthetics and get a biopsy. They'll then have to send it off to Texas A&M (for some reason), and then I'll have to wait for a few days to get the results. I'm hoping for a good, treatable diagnosis, but I'm still worried. He's not really eating, he doesn't want to play, and he's just not being himself. I'm sad.
I know he's "just a dog," but if you've followed my blog long enough, you should know by now that he's sorta, kinda, just a little special to me.
And while there are so many people who need prayers tonight, could you please squeeze little Max onto your prayer list? His mommy would greatly appreciate it.
I'll let you know as soon as I find out what's wrong with him.
Thank you much.
LT

18 comments:

Dwell in possibility said...

It's not silly at all. Pets are very, very special to those of us without children. Little Mittens had to have a tumor removed last year, and that was very scary for us. My heart goes out to you. He's a very special little man, your Max. Please keep us posted.

-Rhonda

The Overstreets said...

My sweet buddy Max! Praying for you both tonight. Love you!

Amanda said...

Praying for Max! My puppy, Fiona, is my whole heart, so I completely understand.

The Lively's said...

Poor little Max! I will definitely pray for him tonight. Keep us updated.

Crystal said...

Praying for you and Max...hate to hear that he isn't feeling well.

Anonymous said...

He's not at all "just a dog"

I have a little furry one, so I know exactly what you are going through. I would be terrified and so sad if Jack was hurting.

I will pray for him! He's going to be just fine, I know!

Laura McWhirter

Alison said...

I'm sorry to hear that Max is under the weather. Hope he's better soon!

JordanandSaundersRamsey said...

Awe....poor Max!!! Will definitely be thinking about you LT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Max. And crazy that they have to send his biopsy to A&M.

Our dog got hit by a car late yesterday and we are waiting for the drs at MSU to determine if his pelvic fracture is operable and if so the outlook for him. I hardly slept last night worrying about him.

AmyKnight said...

Poor fella. We know how you feel. Albe is definitely our child right now. Will be praying. Keep us posted.

Wade's World said...

From one animal lover to another, praying for Max is definitely not silly. Pets are a part of a family, and when they are sick, you really do worry about them.

I'll be praying for Max!

emilia morgan said...

Aww, I hope little Max is back to 100% in no time! I know when anything is the matter with my little pup (Coley) it makes me feel so helpless :(

P.S. John said it might have to go to A&M because of the type of biopsy. Different types require different stains and test and not everyone can run them all. Hope that helps!

A Southern Girl said...

Praying for you and Max. I have two that are like children to me. I totally understand.

The Segrest Family said...

awwww LT! bless him. will pray for you both - hope ihe is feeling better - keep us posted

Sara Beth Stockton said...

My dog is my life so I would be the same way with Bella as you are with Max. Good Luck and I'll say many prayers for both you and Max!!-SB

The Sherman Family said...

So sorry to hear about Max! I'll be thinking about both of you and hope to hear a good report very soon.

Heather said...

Dear Max,
I prayed for you tonight.

I normally just pray for more treats and cuddle time, but I included you tonight.

Feel better soon so we can play.

xoxoxoxo -
Sophie

Jack Redwood said...

So sorry to hear about little Max. Praying for you to not worry and for a positive outcome. Love you!