Well, Sadie is off to the Vet today. There is a lump between her neck and jawbone. Her neck swelled up maybe a week ago and we suspected it was just a bee sting or bug bite because the swelling went down the next day. And the days after that the swelling had been going down rather consistently but it was becoming much firmer. Wednesday night and yesterday we noticed it was getting bigger and couldn't be classified as "swelling" anymore as much as it could be called a "lump." So we'll cross our fingers that it's nothing serious. Jeanie says I can't start serious worrying until the vet visit. Too late. I did a few google searches (is there a dog WebMD??) but only saw lots of words like "tumor" and "surgery" and "Rover."
Well, I didn't run yesterday and didn't take her this morning on my short run. I don't plan to take her on my runs this weekend (and beyond) until I get the go-ahead from the vet.
Today: 3.5 miles
Here's to hoping Sadie can keep running - soon!
We just returned from the vet and Sadie has an abscess that is likely the result of a bug bite gone bad, probably a spider bite. Her body was fighting the infection and was initially winning (that's why the swelling went way down) but eventually lost and the abscess resulted. She's on antibiotics for the weekend and we're taking her back in on Monday and the vet will decide if this is something that will require surgery to get rid of, or not. Sadie's also running a slight fever. Poor puppy. So it's wait and see until Monday. She's not going to be happy being left at home this weekend. I'll have to put my running shoes on in hiding.