Mange and Severe Pododermatitis

Post Reply
User avatar
We miss our sweet Oreo

Post   » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:52 am

I'm terribly sorry. It's so strange to follow the story of these guys from their arrival until they pass on. I think everybody feels connected somehow and also feels the loss. He had some good months with you. Thank you for that.


Post   » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:19 pm

I'm so sorry, Jo.

User avatar

Post   » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:08 pm

I'm very sorry :(

I read the whole thread just 2 days ago and was hoping that he'd get better.

Thank you and everyone else who helped him.


Post   » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:53 pm

Thank you for giving him such wonderful care. He was lucky to have you. It sounds like it was a match made to order.

I wish you comfort in his memory. What a lovely boy.
I am very sorry for your loss.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:49 pm

Partial pathology report back on the mass: liposarcoma, or a malignant fatty tumor. Fatty tumors are not always benign! That makes a lot of sense since the tumor was very friable. Kinda buttery in texture and started to fall apart just with the DVM probing around in there.

We have to call for a consult tomorrow. There are some problems with the rest of the urinary tract report that we have to sort out with an exotics' specialist. The didn't find any stones, though. Not obvious ones and no obvious urinary tract tumors :( Nothing to explain the amount of frank blood and clots he was passing.


Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:13 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but was does "friable" mean?

Pixie had one (malignant) mammary tumor and one (benign)fatty tumor removed about 3 - 4 months ago. Even before the sutures were removed, another lump appeared where the fatty tumor had been removed from. The vet removing the sutures did 2 needle aspirates (from different angles) and said that they did not contain anything suspicious. The lump was also measured at that time.

I had another needle aspirate done last week - same results. No change in size either, and it's still able to be moved around.

Now I'm wondering if I should have it removed (again).

If she were your pig, what would you do?

User avatar

Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:17 pm

Friable means crumbly.

Mr T

Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:17 pm

There are still some good people in the world and you are one of them.

User avatar
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:15 am

Goodness! I just read through this whole thread. Poor little Rhett and lucky little Rhett all at the same time!

I don't think I've ever read a thread where I talked out loud to myself so much! Those first pictures are horrific. All of you who touched his life are little piggie angels. Serafina, you know I think you work miracles! What a job you did with this little guy.

Take care little Rhett. Hopefully, you have found your Scarlet!

User avatar

Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:08 pm

I've haven't been around much this week - Susan told me about this. I am so sorry, Serafina. I can't tell you enough how much it meant that you were able to take him in and take such wonderful care of him. When I first saw him in the shelter, I didn't think he had much of a chance. He had 8 great months with you and that means the world to me. I'll miss him very much.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:42 pm

My photo host is toast.

Here is the new url to the pics referenced in this thread.



Post   » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:17 pm

I am so sorry you lost such a special furbaby.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat May 03, 2008 8:41 pm

Moved thread to reference forum.

Post Reply
233 posts