Friday, April 20, 2012

Update from my vet visit

Mom took me to see Mr. Dr. Mike last night.  Ya know, I didn't like him much when I first met him 2 years ago... he's tall and I think he scared me a bit, so I'd bark and grumble at him when I saw him.  I'm happy to report, I've included Mr. Dr. Mike on my list of super awesome friends.  I even gave him a lick on the face last night!
Hey dude, you're allllll right.
Anyway, we went in so Mike could look at the bumpy dad found the other day.  Mike said kutos to my dad for finding it because it's in such a weird spot, it could have very well gone unnoticed.  But, I have a super dad who found it.  Mike did just about everything imaginable to my bumpy.  He told mom that I'm a very confusing case and in his 30 years of practicing doggie medicine, he's never encountered a dog so unexplainable quite like me.  So, he said if it were any dog other than me, he probably wouldn't think much of the bump.  BUT, since I'm the CMD (Corbin Mystery Dog), he wanted to steal some of my internals to look at.  This time it wasn't just pictures of my internals, he took a needle and STOLE my internal juices to look at them under a funky thing that blows my internals up so you can see them better.
My bumpy finding dad
Even after looking super close at my internal juice... he's still not sure what my bumpy is.  So he's going to have his other vet friends look at it today.  As long as everyone agrees that there is nothing super concerning, we're going to play the wait and see game.  It's possible a nasty spider put the bitey on me when I wasn't paying attention and there's an infection under my skins.  But, last time a spider put the bitey on me, I broke out in hives and the momma had to take me to the vets for an emergency visit and some anti hive shots.   Even when I get bit by a misskeeter, I get a big bump.  I don't like the buggies.  So, we're going to hang out for two weeks and recheck the bumpy as long as it doesn't do a superman change during those two weeks. 

Our other option, other than waiting, is for them to do the surgeries and take a bit of my bumpy and send it out for testing.  Now, both mom and Mr. Dr. Mike really want to get to the bottom of whatever has been making me ouchie, BUT they both agree that I've been through a lot of testing recently... and being patient and taking the concervative route might payoff in the end and save me from getting put under again.  Plus, Dr. Mike doesn't think my bumpy is the cause or source of my weird ouchies...

So, to sum up my life in the past 3 months... I had pancreatitis, unexplained ouchies and now a mystery bump.  Ugh.
I think all that calls for a nap.

AND!  I won't be around next week, so don't go worryin' about me.  I'll blog a bit, but I won't be around to comment or answer emails... ok?


  1. Duss Mr. Dr. Mike has childruns? If'n so, you is doing a good job putting them through obedience college!

  2. What a mystery! Badger and Mushroom will keep their toes crossed that the bump turns out to be nothing to worry about.

  3. Dr Mike sounds awesome. Glad you're in good hands. We're sending puggie juju your way, just to make sure everything comes out good.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  4. Wee is so glads yoo is in such goodly hands wivs Dr Mike, hims sounds really pawesome. Wee will keeps our paws crossed dat evryfing gets sorteds fur real soon Corbin dude . Havs a nice likkle bloggy break break our furiend.
    Uji, Izzy n Ziggy
    xxx xxx xxx

  5. You sure earned several naps Corbin! Thanks for telling us about next week, we would be worrying about you fur sure!

  6. You are so fortunate to have such a good vet as Dr. Mike. We hope that he is able to get to the bottom of all your troubles. We don't know a lot about spider bites but could a spider cause all that pain you are having. We are wondering about a disease along the same line as Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

    We hope you have a good break while you are away and come back doing much better.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. I'm glad you have such a great vet looking out for you. I hope the waiting game works and you will be back to your amazing self soon.

  8. Hi Corbin
    I am hopin' the nasty bumpy is nothing. I think you have had enough trauma for the WHOLE REST OF THE YEAR!!
    Love Noodles

  9. You is a strange doggir Corbin...and I just thoughts weird stuffs happened to me. I got bit my a spider and my eyeball almost felled out.
    You has been through so much lately and it just not be fairs. I am just really really hopin' dat bumpy ain't nuttin'.
    Just let us knows when you can.


  10. Corbin, I hope your bump goes away on its own and isn't a big deal. Have a fun week.


  11. I hope you got some really yummy extra noms when you saw Dr. Mike! I don't like buggies either. Maybe we should start an anti-buggies club? Have a nice break next week!

  12. Firstly, glad to see your smiling face again. It is a good rule of thumb to be nice to the dogtors, even if they poke your hiney, because the Mommas get very upset if you growl. My pal poops every time she goes to the vet, but I wouldn't really advise that either :) Secondly, Yay for your ever-perceptive Dad. He needs a good slobber for that one because you just never know what a bumpy could be.


  13. Thanks for the update, Corbin! So glad, your dad was paying attention and found that bump! Enjoy your break next week! You deserve a nice long vacation after everything you have been through the last few months.

    Your pal, Pip

  14. Purring for you, sweet woofie, that the bump is nothing serious!

  15. My paws are crossed that your bump is nothing to worry about, Corbin!

    Love ya lots,

  16. Howdy Studly, sorry about your bump. Hope it is just an insect bite and nothing too bad. At least your Vet is a good friend now so that's always a good thing. Take care mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. Your dad is super awesome at finding stuff!

    Stop on by for a visit

  18. Golly Corbin, I'm starting to think you have like some total alien invasion in your innards. What the heck? I hope that they didn't steal your innards and turn them into jelly beans or something.

    I think resting and waiting is a grand idea. Enough with the poking and prodding for a bit.


  19. Here's to hoping that the bumpy is just a bug bite and nothing serious! Always the mystery man!!
    Maddy and Owen

  20. Corbin, you are very special and I hope and hope and hope that soon they will find out what is making you so ouchy. When they do and cure it, they will call it "Corbinitis". You will be famous for a new disease and also the cure(cause I want so bad for you to be cured of whatever it is).

    Loveys Sasha

  21. You are unique--definitely unique. Hope nothing else happens in the two-week wait.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  22. The waiting and not knowing is always the worse, But we are so glad it doesn't sound too serious at the moment.

    Take care of yourself Corbin. We love you.

  23. I just been torkin wiv my dad cos he just been diagnosed wiv pancreatitis too. He was telling me he ave very sore bits near his ribs cos that be where the pancreas is and it give him big ouchies. I suppose your vet did fink of that but i just menshun it cos I was finking bout you when i did read his tweets

  24. Oh, Corbin!
    Good job giving the Vet a big lick in his face!
    I really hope it will not be something serious!
    I hate bugs too. When they bite me, I get bumps too... and my Vet takes them away.... no funny!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  25. Sure hope your bump is 'just' a bug bite. And that your ouchies are not hurting too much now. And that whatever you're doing, you're having fun.

    Jed [who has an autoimmune condition] & Abby [who has chronic pancreatitis]

  26. You're just unique in every way, aren't your Corbin? Hope the little bumpy is nothing to even think twice about.