Im sorry to read about your difficult situation. Here at the Forum we have all been through it, and sympathize with you. Waiting for results of a test is so hard. My dachshund, Brandon, had some many growths removed I lost count. They were all benign- mostly papillomas. He also had a number of fatty lipomas, also benign, which I did not have removed because the vet was not worried about them and also Brandon was old. He finally died at 15 from Hyperparathyroidism.
Please let us know when you get the results of your dog's tests. It may not be as bad as you fear. My sister's dog had a mass removed from his side a few months ago, a big incision with lots of stitches. The mass was sent away for a biopsy because the vet thought it could be cancer. Fortunately, it was not. I'm glad you have found the Forum. It's a good place with good people. Dachsiemom
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"