Appointment went well enough. Draco did not mind being poked and prodded by the veterinarian or vet techs. He weighs 52 lbs.
They pulled almost 20 cc's of fluid out of the mass. There is a three inch hard mass inside that the veterinarian predicted to be a foreign body. He evaluated the skin around the area and deemed it could be any number of things embedded deeply in the tissue.
I have to do something I never wanted to do, and I feel ashamed to ask for help from the community. I've never once asked for help in my time of need, but today is the day. I need to set up a Go Fund Me account for Draco's surgery. The quote isn't outrageous, but the pet insurance will not cover it. (Healthy Paws Pet Insurance). I cannot handle the entirety of the bill, and I broke down in the veterinarians office.
The veterinarian said that because the mass had grown aggressively over a two week period that today we would drain, take samples, and send home on 500mg amoxicillin. If the mass begins to fill with fluid over the weekend then call him Monday morning and make an appointment for surgery. He said that if I had not done any of the basic first aid and provided amoxicillan when I first noticed it that Draco would have been in worse shape, and would have had to be kept in house(kept there) for further treatment.
Other than that Draco's physical exam, weight check, and mass analysis went well, and they complimented me on training as well as keeping him fit.
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