… needed for one of our former fosters. I always knew this day would come … a day wherein a phone call is received concerning one of the dogs we’ve placed. Knew it would be difficult for the owners who opened their hearts and home to a rescue years long past to make this call.
BooBoo was our first out-of-state transport into rescue. Originally from Oklahoma City, he caught a ride to Colorado with a gal that was headed home to the Springs after a lure-coursing trial. We met at a truck stop in Limon, Colorado … a fair piece from my home, especially so when the meet /greet was set for 11:00 p.m. Hubby, bless his heart, insisted that I wasn’t driving it alone. I’m glad he was there as it was 2:00 a.m. when we pulled into our driveway. Despite the late hour, it was a beautiful drive home across the southeastern plains under a brilliant full moon.
BooBoo is a charmer. We had friends over for dinner in July 2003 … BooBoo found an accommodating lap and proceeded to insist on sitting in it for most of the evening. Boo went home with them that night and never looked back.
A CT scan is scheduled at CSU on Wednesday morning as well as a biopsy to examine a growth on the roof of his mouth. At the moment, it can be one of three things: a foreign object that entered through the nose and lodged in the palate/sinuses with resultant infection, a fungal infection of the sinuses, or a tumor which can be benign or cancerous. We’re hoping an infection caused by a foreign object is the diagnosis as a fungal infection will require a 5- to 6-hour surgery to scrape the sinuses out. A cancer diagnosis brings its own set of problems.
Please keep this little one and his family in your thoughts and prayers …’
UPDATE: Boo did not undergo the CT scan this morning as his symptoms subsided on Saturday and haven’t returned. The vets at CSU recommended a “wait/see” treatment program. It’s entirely possible he got something up his nose and it is now gone. Woohooo!!