If poor Taffy doesn't have enough to deal with, the vet just called with the results of her test. Radiologist reviewed her x rays and there were areas of concern found. I'll just type it as it reads: Three radiographic images of the thorax of a geriatric, medium sized canine were received for evaluation.
"There is a round soft tissue opacity visible in the left middle lung region on the ventro-dorsal view. This opacity is at the level of the sixth left rib on this view. On the right recumbent lateral view there is a somewhat rectangular shapped soft tissue opacity extending from just ventral to the carina to the middle of the cardiac silhouette at about the sixth intercostal space. This is consistent with the opacity seen on the ventro-dorsal view. The appearance is consistent with a neoplastic mass but other mass lesions cannot be ruled out. A generalized prominent bronco interstitial patterns seen in the lungs and is considered consistent with dogs age. The possibility of small nodular lesions which are not resolvable on radiographs cannot be ruled out."
Soft tissue mass in the left middle lung field most likely representing a primary neoplastic mass.
Vet said we could chose to do nothing, maybe follow up with the x rays in a couple months or she suggested a Thorasic exam or CT, we'd have to see an internest that she works with - she mentioned an ultrasound, also something about doing an aspiration.
So if what was found is correct, it started in her lungs, then moved to the tongue, sort of like I've heard that breast cancer can start out as lung cancer.
Oh, blood was good, except that her triglicerides she said was real high 992 where it's normal in the 200's. Could be due to the breakfast she'd had that morning.
But, if I had cancer, maybe the equivalent of canine lung cancer that's spread, I'd say to hell with triglicerides give me a Big Mac.