Friday, November 19, 2010

Sam Update

Sam is home! Dr. Kerne didn't get all the lumps, she was worried about Sam after discovering how much she had to cut away to get the four she did. She sent three of them in for biopsy - please keep your fingers crossed!

This is Monty waiting for Sam to come home. Sam's Mom spent most of her day the same way!

...and here is Sam. You can see the surgery sites - one on his side and one above his hip, as well as the one on his leg she was able to wrap. There is also a fourth right above his tail, but it doesn't show in his picture.

Sam will leave the stitches alone if we tell him so, which is why he doesn't have a cone collar on. He did have the Official Surgery Shirt on to help protect them (Monty is finding them fascinating!), but Mom sent him outside this morning without rolling it up first, and Sam is a boy dog... Let's just say it is currently in the wash.

Sam was sent home with pain medicine and antibiotics. He is very sleepy, and is spending a lot of time snoozing. Mom is just relieved to have him back. Sam will need to go back in for surgery to remove the rest of the bumps after these heal, and we are worried about the results of the biopsy.


  1. OMD...I am soooooooo sorry, I didn't know dis was goin' on!
    Sam, buddy...we send our powerful doxie vibes to you and your family.


  2. Sending prayers your way for good test results and a quick recovery.

    Emma Rose

  3. Sam, our paws are crossed for you. We are sending you many healing thoughts. Please keep us posted.

    Your pal, Pip

  4. I'm so glad Sam is home and is doing okay!! We'll be keeping him in mind. I hope his results come back good!

    Elyse and Riley

  5. Awwww Sam; we have been waiting to read your update and thought of your Mom and Monty and you so much of yesterday. It is good you got in there yesterday - sounds like the vet lady took a lot away. We are thinking pawsitive thoughts and sending healing golden vibes to everyone there for good test results.
    Huge Hugs and Love xoxoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  6. Thank goodness Sam is home!! We are sending prayers to you and him for a quick recovery. Lots of love, Holly and mom

  7. I'm so glad he's home. Poor baby, he looks like someone randomly shaved him! I hope he feels better soon. We are sending the Power of the Paw!

  8. We are keeping our paws crossed for Sam. I hope he recovers nicely and quietly:)

  9. Sending hugs to you Sam! It's nice to see you home and let's keep our paws crossed for good result.

    Sam & June

  10. Glad you are home Sammy boy.. poor you.. you look all patched. Really do hope the biopsy results come out with good news. We'll have all our toes, fingers and paws all crossed for you. Take care dear boy.

    Woofs n licks,
    Dommy n PP

  11. I'm sure you're happy to have Sam home. Hope his recovery is fast from this surgery and that the biopsy brings good news.

  12. Aw... poor Sammy! Cousin Macy, Mom, and I are hoping he gets better soon.

    ~Cousin Frisky

  13. Sam, Buddy, your peeps are doing all they can for you. Hang in there and try not to scratch. Good Boy!

  14. So happy Sam is home and our paws are crossed for good results!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  15. Paws are crossed for good results and a fast recovery! Glad you home, bud!

  16. Puppy prayers is on da way and paws are crossed fur good test results. We luvs you Sam!

    WOofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  17. Oh Sam sweetie pie! We are thinking of you and hoping too :)
    Lovely photo of Monty waiting for you.
    Lots of healing wishes.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  18. Glad Sam is home safe and sound. I know it is hard not to worry. Hope he is doing better. Paw of Prayer for everyone in your family.

  19. Our paws are crossed for you, Sam. We are sending you lots of positive healing vibes!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  20. I hope everything comes back just fine from the vet. Feel better soon Sam!

  21. hihi sam!!
    me 'n asa heard about you today from dommy 'n piper. we wanted to come over and let you know that we are thinkin' mega good thoughts for you! we hope all of your zippers heal up very fast like, and we have our paws crossed for good test results!

    the booker man

  22. So sorry you are not well.

    Its nice to be back home however :-)


  23. I'm thinking about you guys. Sending prayers and positive thoughts. - Wendy

  24. We are glad Sam is home. Paws and fingers are crossed, and whispered prayers are being sent along with loud howls of positive energy that the results of the tests are negative. Waiting is the we also send you all comforting woos of peace and balance.

  25. That is great news. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers until we hear about the results. Sam sounds like such a sweet boy. We are very proud of him for being a good sport! And Monty too! Monty is a great sibling to Sam!!

  26. Hi Sam,
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope results of the biopsy turns out negative.

  27. Oh, look at Monty--so sweet waiting for his brother! I will send good vibes that everything turns out ok on the biopsies--hugs to you!!

  28. We'll be thinking of you. Please keep us posted.

  29. Oh, we'll cross our paws like mad for Sam's biospy to be good news. We will be thinking of Sam all the time until this is over, I promise.

    lotsa healing licks, Lola

  30. I've been thinking of all of you. I'll keep the positive thoughts flowing to Sam. Fingers and paws crossed for the best possible outcome.

  31. Sam, my Pal... I am feelin for ya. Prayers are a given. You can count on that.

    My the Mom knows what your the Mom is going frew, and she wishes she could give yours a warm embrace.

    Hang in there, Sam. We are wishin you a speedy recovery and good results...

    wif love from the Luke

  32. Oh Sam - K sends you major mojo to get through this with your sense of humor intact. We're all thinking of you and have our fingers and paws crossed about the biopsy. We know exactly how you feel.

    I'm glad that you can go without the cone!

  33. Poor Sam - he looks so sad, we know Monty will cheer him up. How long before the report comes back? We have our paws crossed for good news on all the lumps.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  34. Paws crossed here for good results!
    Take it easy, Sam and you will be like new in no time!
    Kisses and hugs

  35. Oh Sam, we do hope you get better soon!

    ELizabeth & Luna

  36. We wish Sam a speedy recovery.
    We hope the test results will be good and send our prayers to Sam and his family.

    Love, Bella & Ollie.

  37. Oh boy Sam
    I didn't know you had surgery. Paws crossed the bumps are just fatty cysts. Paws crossed furry hard.

    PS- I think it's funny your momma has to wash your pee art off the tshirts. I bet they look fabby.

  38. Poor Sam, we are thinking about you and hoping that everything comes back okay.

    Tucker and Daisy

  39. Sam is in our thoughts and prayers for quick healing and great news from the vet....

  40. Sam - I'm sorry, I am behind on my blogs and am just reading this now. We are sorry you had to have surgery and we are hoping with all our hearts the tests come back okay. Get some rest and eat cookies. Love, Farley

  41. Our paws are crossed and sending positive vibes across the pond.

    Jan and George xxx

  42. We're praying for you, Sam!!!
    Tail wags,

  43. Fingers crossed, tails wagging, purrs going full speed!

  44. Hey SAm we is happy you got back from your surgury place and hops you feels all better soon!!


  45. Soooo glad Sam is back home and doing ok! I will be thinking about you Sam. Get well soon!
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear