A Ginger Update

Ginger’s Huge Lumpy Lump

There was some blood on the tile and futon recently.  I use vinyl fitted sheets to protect the futon and bed, so it didn’t seep through to the mattresses, but having to wash sheets everyday wore me down.  I had some detective work to do, as I was looking at paws, where no blood appeared.  I noticed it would show up on the futon where Ginger and Bouchard napped when I wasn’t home.  Then one day recently, Ginger was sitting in front of me and while we were having a conversation, blood droplets appeared.  Mon Dieu! That’s when I figured it out.  Ginger’s lump had sprung a leak.

Ginger’s Dimpley Smile

I have been using t-shirts and towels to absorb the blood.  No stopping it whatsoever.  She has an appointment on Wednesday to have it debulked.  That’s a lot to debulk.  She is still in good spirits otherwise, and I hope that she comes out of this with the same. The cancer is in her arm pits like hard little rocks.  But she can’t live with a bleeding grapefruit-sized lump hanging off her like that. 

Keep her in your prayers.  Wednesday is the day when she’ll need them most!


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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