Very nervous time around here...
My lump grew to five times it size and my tail somehow became wider. Went back to see the vet and they did a cytology test on the area. After 2.5 days I finally received results that (thank God!) it was not cancerous. We learned the cells showed a lot of inflammation and I was given a topical spray. I also was told to put cool towels in the area in hopes that the swelling will go down.
One thing I want to mention - VERY IMPORTANT: The doctors placed a bandage around my entire tail to contain the blood, etc. Unfortunately, the very adhesive portion of the bandage was taped by the bare portion of my tail underneath. That's right, next to my behind. So, when Momma and Daddy tried to remove it, I yelped quite loudly. Sadly, that was two++ inches of tape in the area and -- not to mention -- my entire tail. Quite painful.
Daddy spent a lot of time cutting around the tape and several portions were stuck... two types of tape were used - the non stick bandage and actual bandage tape on the tip and near my hind area. Oooh the agony! After cutting around and me being stressed over it for 1/2 hour whilst they tried to remove it - Momma had a revelation -- Baby Oil!
That's right! She bathed my ENTIRE tail in Johnson's Baby Oil (I'm so thankful!) and within seconds, the bandage tape just slid right off my skin and the rest of my tail. I was a little red and sore from before, but now happy! So...now we know! Good tip if this happens to you or perhaps if a band aid is used on your own skin.
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