Dear family and friends,
Oopsie is in need of your prayers. Three nights ago Oopsie was laying on me and I noticed a couple of hard bumps on his belly. I thought it was just a hard fat cell or something. Then, last night, he was acting very down and not wanting to move much and Brad picked him up and was snuggling him and he noticed hard pea-sized and smaller bumps all over his inner back legs, belly and chest. They are all under his skin connected to the muscles. We thought it was probably just an allergic reaction to a plant or something outside since we just moved three weeks ago and since the bumps are just on his underside. When we pick him up sometimes he squeals in pain and we think it's because of the bumps putting pressure on his ribs. When we just feel them, it doesn't seem to bother him.
We took him to the vet this morning and I wasn't too worried, again, just thinking it was allergies or something. The vet told us he didn't think it was allergies because all of the bumps were spread out all underneath the skin and he wasn't having any symptoms on the skin and no itching. Also, he ruled out hives. He said it could be swollen lymph nodes (which would mean his body is trying to fight something) but he doesn't think so because the bumps are so spread out. He said he's never seen this many bumps show up so fast. He put him on antibiotics to rule out allergies. If he still has them by next Tuesday at 9 AM, they want to sedate him and do a bioposy.
If you know us, you know that Oopsie is our son. Words can't even express how much we love him. If we had a human child, we would love him/her no more than we do our little Oopsie. He has brought so much happiness, joy and love into our lives and so many others' lives. He's only a little over 5-1/2 years old. I don't want to have him sedated (dogs die from that everyday ... especially small ones). So, my prayer is that nothing serious is wrong with him (i.e. cancer or something) and that all of these bumps will be gone by next Tuesday. Please keep Brad and I in your prayers as well. It only took me until we got in the car to bawl my eyes out and I can't seem to stop. It's really hard not to think of all the what-ifs.
PLEASE, repost this on your walls, websites, etc to form a prayer chain for Oopsie. We know that God answers prayers and that miracles happen every day.
Thank you so much.