Thursday, August 09, 2007

Taking turns

Helios and I are taking turns giving our M health scares. After she thought that he's broken his tail on Sunday, he was back to his 'tail whacking in your face' self by Monday evening. So I guess he did really have the cold water tail.

However, on Tuesday, my M found 2 lumps in my neck area, which she remembered clearly was not there on Sat when she was giving me a neck scratch. The lumps were making me a little uncomfortable so I didn't finish my dinner that night, which is a RARE thing. This is about where the position of the lumps are:

She called our 'in house vet' Aunty G again, who wondered if dogs can have sore throat. Or she thought it can be tonsilities. So she said to observe for a few more days before bringing me to the vet.

My M is praying that it's just sore throat because she just gave me a lot of biscuits that morning. According to traditional chinese medicine, there are 'heaty' food and 'cooling' food. So heaty food will cause sore throats. If one is too 'heaty' or 'cooling', they will need to eat something of the opposite effect to offset.

So my M went to the market this morning and bought barley to boil barley drink for me, because barley is supposed to be 'cooling'.

My barley drink

I just hope it's a sore throat, and not a tumor, or a problem with my lymph node or something serious. If the lump is still there on saturday, I'll have to see the vet. Everyone cross your paws for me!


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Herbie - please go and get the lumps checked out if they don't dissappear.

Thinking of you,


Maggie said...

Paws are crossed for you here Herbie! Keep us updated, okay? hummmmmm not sure that barley stuff looks too yummy to me! How was it?

Love ya lots,

Randi said...

Hi Herbie,
I'm very pleased to meet you. I once has "swimmers tail" or "cold tail" as you call it when I was boarded in a kennel that was too small for my (106 pound) slim frame. It hurt alot & I couldn't move it..My mom & dad thought it was broken too..but luckily it wasn't...just some anti-infamatories & rest & I was back to having a propeller tail in no time! Get well soon!
Love & Licks,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no.. I hope you're better now Herbie and that lump is nothing serious

~ girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Hmmm, I never had this problem before however Faith did have a swollen neck last time. But it was swollen only in one side not lumps in her neck. I don't know what it is but do drink alot of warm barley or ask your mommy to boil you some winter melon drink. Make sure it's warm too, that will help...Hope your neck gets better soon!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Herbie,
You should get the lumps checked right away just to be sure it is nothing serious. It could just be swollen lymph nodes from being bitten by a bug, or it could be your thyroid glands swollen which then they can test your blood levels of the thyroid function. Snickers has hypothyroidism, but her glands did not swell. There is also hyperthyroidism & we think that is the one where the glands can get huge. Always best to get checked. Please let us know what you find out ok??
Hope you are better soon!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Charlie said...

I have my paws crossed!
- Charlie

River said...

I hope you get the lumps checked out soon Herbie to make sure there's nothing wrong with you.