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30 August 2011 @ 09:46 pm
So I'll be over here freaking out for the next 48hrs...  
George went back to the vets today. The lump kept going up and down so he decided to do a fine needle aspirate to take some of the material and test it. Piggie was back with us a couple of hours later with a swollen lump where it had been prodded, but otherwise fine.

Vet phoned back this afternoon to say they'd found some precancerous cells in it and basically he recommeded having it removed. George is going in on Thursday morning.

I'm concerned, of course I am, because of the anaesthetic. He's young and fit and the lump is easy to get up but still... I mean, if it doesn't come out he's got no chance and this will develop and kill him so it's better to do it now whilst he's well. Mum is so upset though. She really adores that guinea pig.

The fact that SHE'S so upset is upsetting me more than anything. I really don't want to get a phonecall from the vets telling me he didn't make it and I have to tell her.

It's also playing havoc with my anxiety. It was originally triggered by situations I couldn't control (two car accidents) and so worrying about something that I can do absolutely nothing to help is really bad for me. I feel bloody awful at the moment quite frankly and am desperately trying to find ways to take my mind off it.
Many people have reassured me that I'm doing the right thing and the chances are he'll be fine, but believing that almost seems to be tempting fate.

*is crossing everything*
Current Mood: worriedworried
kharma2815kharma2815 on August 30th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor little Georgie! And poor you! *hugs tight*

You are absolutely doing the right thing but if you need someone to talk to who's been through traumatic pet stuff, I'm only the other end of the phone.
Pixie: sj shelterpixiesio on August 30th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
{{hugs}} Hopefully everything will turn out okay.
The Wandering Loonylooking4tarzan on August 31st, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
*crosses fingers and toes*
Dunedune_drd on August 31st, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)

It'll be fine - guinea pigs are tough!
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: beard!love o' Tennant // __kali____kali__ on August 31st, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers and toes* He's a fighter and that bodes well for his chances and best of all it was caught early.