From Sugar’s mom Rosalyn
We would like to THANK everyone for your Good Thoughts and Prayers.
Sugar did well in her surgery. Her surgeon removed a big mass on her tongue. The mass was located deep in the back of her tongue. We are unsure of how long the mass resided on Sugar’s tongue especially during her annual exam when nothing showed-up. The surgery did not take that long, ~30 minutes, but Sugar had to stay at the vet most of the day. When Sugar left the vet, she wagged her tail to all the staff that took care of her.
Sugar had an appetite to eat when she got home. Sugar has to remain on a soft food diet for a while. We continue to moisten her food with warm ginger water and she loves it.
Of course, after her meal she stood by the banana counter. It’s been a week since she was not allowed to eat a banana in her Kong. I’ve been making Sugar blended creamy banana (like ice cream). She LOVES it and will be sharing the recipe/process on our Tasty Tuesday post.
Sugar’s tongue will be sore for a week or so. She was asked to do lots of resting/napping …
We have wait for a week for some test results and will plan for a treatment.
We are also on alert for another mass.
Very Grateful for all of you…..We are graciously humbled by all the kind words of support and loving thoughts during these difficult events. For now, we are very happy Sugar is home and her surgery went well. Sugar surely sensed all your powerful good wishes and continues to show us to think positive and stay strong.
With all the kind overwhelming comments and emails,
I will try my best to go through them today and provide a response.
For mini updates, I will use our FB Page.
For those not using FB, I always welcome emails.
Marie-Hélène Racine says
What a brave girl you are, I am so proud of you. Your mom said she is also on alert for an another mass. Where is it?
I wait all day to have some news. I am so relieve that you are now resting at home.
I continue to pray for you sweet Sugar. You are in my thoughts…
Marie-Hélène and Jaro the Goldy from Montreal Candida
We are so happy Sugar has sailed over the 1st hurtle with her usual great spirit. We hope there’s a speedy recovery and are happy she can enjoy her bananas! Rest up, Sugar (your card arrived today….thanks)
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
prancer pie says
Don’t worry about responding, just let Sugar know we care and are purraying like crazy for her. Sending lots of kitteh and Mommy kisses. >>smooch, smooch, smooch<<
Ann Paws says
That is awesome! Sounds like she’s doing really well. I can imagine her tongue does not feel good, so it’s wonderful that she still wants to eat.
Dear sugar that is a great news for us , hope you are getting well very soon
So glad Sugar made it through the surgery and is resting comfortable at home with her mom. We are still sending healing thoughts and lots of hugs! xo
2 brown dawgs says
Get well soon Sugar. Thanks for the update. 🙂
I was searching for doxie recipies this morning and came across your website. Your beautiful picture caught my attention. Needless to say after reading about your surgery I’m a blubbering mess. I can’t help but wonder why our angelic babies and pets have to be subjected to such a horrible disease. I feel so blessed to have been directed to your story i am a firm believer that things happen for a reason.I am sending both you and Sugar many positive thoughts and prayers. I will continue to pray for you both and follow your journey.
Madi and Mom says
Sending lots of blessings to our sweet friend and lots of hugs to you all.
You are in our thoughts.
Hugs Madi your bfff and Mom
Hailey and Zaphod says
So glad that it went well. hope this means a step toward full recovery. Take it easy today. Lee and Phod
Olivia Rubin says
Woke up and was so glad you posted update. Licks to you
Amber DaWeenie says
Glad that mass is out but the waiting will be the hardest. Our prayers continue for Sugar that whatever the test results are, the treatment will be manageable and successful.
thanks for the update and I am so happy Sugar did well… i know she has the best nurse in dogdom… hugs sweet Sugar and get well soon.
Thor, Jack and Mom says
Glad to hear Sugar did well in her surgery. We hope she has a speed recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Sugar.
Thor, Jack and Mom
Hey Sugar!! Still sending you good healing thoughts and prayers. Glad the surgery went well and you’re back home resting.
~Rebecca & Teach
I am glad the surgery went so well and that Sugar already has a good appetite! Speedy healing to the sweet girl.
Lori - What Remains Now says
Oh, Sugar! So glad the surgery went well, and I wish you a speedy recovery.
Poodle At Play says
So glad to hear Sugar went through her surgery well…I didn’t know until I just saw the poem Oz posted for her on his blog! Lots of good thoughts to her that her tongue heals quickly. A sore tongue is no fun!
Sugar we are so glad you are doing well. We hope today will bring you more comfort and lots of bananna ice cream. Hugs and Drool to a speedy recovery. The HoundDogs and Mom
Thank you so much for the update. Sugar was one of our first blogging pals, we’ve been so worried. We will continue to say prayers.
Monty and Harlow
Sam and Mom says
Thank you so much for the update. sugar, we love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for the happy update! Sending continued good vibes!!
The Scottie Mom says
Rest up, Sugar! And enjoy those banana cream treats – you deserve them!! Looking forward to your next update. Much love, The Scottie Mom.
Jan K says
We are so, so happy to hear that her surgery went well, and she is recovering. We will continue to pray for her full recovery!
Maria Sadowski says
I’m so happy to hear this positive update. Hoping everything continues to go well. Enjoy your bananas, sweet Sugar!
Woofs and wags from Florida! =)
Cathy Connolly says
Going to continue to say those prayers. Sugar gives great love to all of her followers and so glad Mom keeps us updated on her progress. Sending GOLDEN hugs to her!
Reilly & Denny says
That is excellent news…..we hope the results will be good and that sugar gets to enjoy another wonderful summers with us all – big hugs …
Oz the Terrier says
So happy Sugar’s surgery went well! We will continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery and good news on the test results!
Oz and Ma
Glad Ms. Sugar came through surgery! Still hoping for a good report.
Murphy & Stanley says
We are so glad the surgery went well!! We hope they were able to get it all and that no further treatment is necessary! Crossing paws!
Murphy & Stanley
Millie & Walter says
We’re glad to hear Sugar is home and feeling good. We’ll keep our paws crossed for a good report from the vet too.
Dolly the Doxie says
Paws crossed for positive test results! Love Dolly
Frankie and Ernie says
We are so glad that the surgery was completed so quickly. THAT is a GOOD SIGN you know. We are really thrilled that she is HOME and being so WELL Cared for.
Give our SWEET girrrrrl a HUG from US.
Jackie Bouchard says
So glad to. Hear a good update! Hope she is healing well and resting comfortably! I know she is getting the best Golden loving care from you!
So glad to hear Sugar is onto recovery. Keeping ya’ll in my prayers!
Amy and Toby says
This is wonderful news. Surely a good appetite is a very positive sign of healing. My 1 advice to you Rosalyn is not to worry too much about trying to respond to the hundreds of well-wishers individually – devote your energy and time to your beautiful patient 😀 and make the most of all the chances you have right now to share loving moments and TLC with Sugar.
Take care and get lots of rest together! Amy and Toby
So happy to hear the surgery went well. Get some rest Sugar, jingles for a speedy recovery. xx
The OP Pack says
What a brave girl Sugar is!!! We bet her mouth is so very sore, but we know you will give her the very best of care. All paws crossed for the report to hold good news.
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Two French Bulldogs says
I am saying lots of prayers for you daily
Brian Frum says
We have been thinking of you all constantly. Hugs to you Miss Sugar.
Roxy the traveling dog says
Feel better fast Sugar. You are in our thoughts.
Dugan & his humans says
We have been anxiously waiting all morning for an update. We are very glad to hear the surgery went well and that sweet Sugar is resting comfortably at home. We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
Dugan & his humans says
We have been anxiously waiting all morning for an update. We are so happy to hear the surgery went well and that sweet Sugar is resting comfortably at home. We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
Great news. Get well soon. Bingo and Sasha
P.S. We love bananas too.
M. K. Clinton says
What a trooper you are Sugar! We are so happy that she did well in surgery. Hopefully, she’ll have a speedy recovery with no more problems. You’ll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Bentley wants the banana recipe, he is a banana-nimal too!
Dugan and his humans says
Very happy to hear your surgery went well. We will continue to pray for your speedy recovery.
We are so thankful that she made it through the surgery and is home resting. It is crazy that it takes so long to get testing results back but it is what it is. I’m sure it is sore, as my lips were difficult, can’t imagine my tongue. Give her lots of loving from Mom, my sisters and I. We know you will take the best care of her possible! We think about Sugar all the time since we heard the news last week.
Comedy Plus says
I’m so glad you got through this so very well. Good for you. Just rest and do what mom says and all will be fine. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Have a woof woof day filled with lots of rest. 🙂
Mitch and Molly says
Our paws remain crossed and we’re sending you lots of healing vibes and AireZen, Sugar!
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
We are so proud of you for being brave! Now let’s pray for a speedy recovery.
Lots of hugs to you and your mom!
June & Mom
Robert Johnson, Sr. says
Hang in their Sugar, you will bounce back from this and will be having those bananas for a long time.
Idaho PugRanch says
so happy to hear it went well! Rest and heal sweet Sugar, we will keep praying for a full recovery.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta
Judy Petitto says
Happy to wake to hopeful news and thankful all went well.Sugar is such a survivor with the very best attitude.She is also blessed to have you for a mom.Glad to hear she has an appetite now praying for good test results and about the other mass you mentioned.
Judy and SandiJoy
Molly The Wally says
No worries about making time for a response to us, you just spend time with sweet Sugar. We are so glad everything went well and she is back home. Give her a hug and gentle pets from us. Continue to pray and sending healing vibes to your sweet girl.
Best wishes Molly
We’re so glad that Sugar is doing well! We’re praying for a quick recovery and good news from the vet. Give her our love and lots of purrs!
BJ PUP says
We are so happy that the surgery went well and Sugar is home.. Sugar’s tail is a clear indication of how she feels. I’m glad she was wagging it when she left the vet. Mom and I were praying for her and awaiting your update.
Give Sugar hugs and cuddles for us and tell her mom can’t wait to meet her a BlogPaws Vegas.
Hugs and Licks, BJ Pup (and mom, although kisses instead of licks)
BJ PUP says
Oh, don’t worry about responding. Your updates will be fine for me.
Love, BJ Pup
Taylor and I are sooo happy that your surgery went well, Sugar! We will continue to pray that it will be nothing but good news going forward! Love, Jessica
Continued thoughts and prayers for Sugar, as she recovers.
Terry Cramer says
We are so relieved to hear that the surgery went well. We also are keeping our paws and digits crossed for good tests results. How we wish you weren’t going through this, but how we wish for the best possible outcome! Our most healing thoughts and wishes go out to you,
Terry, Livvie and Kessie
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
So glad surgery went well and her recovery so soon after is going good. I am hoping for some positive results. Hang in there Sugar!
Nancy Owens says
How wonderful to hear that Sugar’s surgery went well! I can only imagine how happy she is to be home & you are to have her home! Going for her banana treats is encouraging! Prayers are with you. Nancy & Minnie
Stella and Rory from down under says
Well done Sugar. Keep on resting and getting better. Hugs to you all.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris says
We are so very glad the surgery went well. We has our paws crossed the news from the biopsy will be good and Sugar will be well in no time. Sending lots of healing purrs, woos and crossed paws.
Thanks for the update. My mom and I are thinking of you all, and of cours of Sugar too. I cross my paws and my mon cross her fingers.
Paws crossed for a speedy recover!
Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle
Dory and her Mama says
We are so glad your surgery went well Sugar, we are keeping you on our prayer list for continued healing!!
Get Well Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo
Thinking of you all. Glad the surgery went well and that Sugar is on the mend.
Oh, dear, we saw on FB there was a problem but had no idea what it was. (We’re very behind in news! ) So glad to read Sugar came through surgery well. Hope she continues to do well.
So glad to hear she’s doing well. You’re all in our thoughts. Petal also loves to have a banana in her Kong. I’m glad you were able to find an alternative while Sugar recovers. It sounds tasty, can’t wait for Tuesday! 😉
We’ll continue to send Sugar lots of love and well wishes and healing vibes. Get well soon, sweet girl!
Cynthia Ovalle says
Thanks for the update, we are vey happy for Sugar and will be praying for her everyday!
Kisses from Cynhtia and Lola “The Golden Retriever”
Caren Gittleman says
We are sooo happy that Sugar made it through the surgery well and we pray that that evil Cancer is all gone!!!!! Poor Sugar! Poor you and Ron! We are thinking of all of you and pulling for you! We are keeping you ALL in our prayers! We love you!
Caren and Dakota (Cody too!)
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
The girls’ Dad and I continue to keep y’all in our prayers and thoughts. We are so happy to read that Sugar is home and has a good appetite in spite of her sore tongue. And I love that you were able to come up with a recipe for banana ice cream so Sugar can still enjoy her favorite fruit.
Please don’t worry too much about responding to emails…I think all of us here in “Blogville” would understand that taking care of Sugar — and yourselves — is the most important thing for you right now. We all adore Sugar and are hoping and praying for good lab/test results and her speedy recovery. I know you’re a great nurse for Sugar, and a loving Mom. Try not to second-guess yourself about the tumor. Those darn things are so insidious, and can grow so quickly, that there is really no way to know how long it was on her tongue. Unfortunately, as a dog ages, the risk factor of cancer increases. That’s a fact of life. All we can do as pet parents/guardians is be aware of our pets and when something doesn’t seem right, have them checked by a vet. And I know you do that, as I do.
Norma Trejo says
Thanks God Sugar is at home with her loved ones and with the healing energy and love she is receiving. We send you Sugar all our love, light, prayers and visualize you healthy and smiling happy to life and to this blog again !!! We love you Sugar and get well soon!!! Your friends from Mexico City: Norma and my furry sons: Quigon and Windu, and my furry angels: Obi, Paddy and Goldie 🙂
Jen K says
I am so glad to hear surgery went well and Sugar is on the road to recovery! Wishing for a quick healing process!
BZ Dogs says
The golden boys send “best wishes for a speedy recovery” Suger’s way!
Susan and the gang from LifeWithDogsAndCats.com says
So glad to hear the surgery went well. Fingers and paws are crossed and healing prayers sent for what the future may bring.
so glad that Sugar made it through her surgery ok. We’ll be sending special thought for continued recovery and good test results
Garth Riley says
Sugar has been in our thoughts over the past few days, and we’re so glad she’s home and doing well. Sending healing labbie energy her way and hoping for a speedy recovery! (and maybe when she’s better you can send my mom the recipe for the creamy banana stuff – that sounds yummy!!!)
Dogs N Pawz says
So thankful that everything went well with Sugar! Hoping for good news on the test results. Still thinking about you guys and sending lots of thoughts, hugs and prayers your way!
2 Punk Dogs says
Glad Sugar is home and eating well. Hope she’s feeling better soon!
I’m so happy to hear everything went well. 🙂 Why wasn’t she allowed to eat banana for a week?
Christine and Riley says
So happy that she is doing well. Now we can’t wait for Tuesdays hop for the banana recipe!!
Greyhounds CAN Sit says
Way to go Sugar! Here’s hoping you can soon get back to eating the banana filled Kong.
Was Sugar not allowed to eat from a Kong because it might affect her tongue?
Wishing you all the best Sugar. I’m glad the surgery went well. Now I just want you well. Praying the mass is not anything serious.
We are continuing to keep paws crossed for good news for Sugar! She’s such a sweetie!
Glad to hear the surgery went, I hope the prognosis is good and will continue to hold you all in my prayers.
Kitties Blue says
Dear Sugar, we are so sorry to hear about this growth on your tongue and your subsequent surgery. We have gotten super behind on our reading and commenting. Mommy is going to be praying for you to make a full recovery. And we’ll be doing one of our 24/7 purr-a-thons. Good luck, Sugar. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, and Calista Jo