Tess did indeed have a tooth infection and has had
her teeth de-tartared and cleaned. She is on anti biotics and hopefully that will clear it up. She is certainly more perky tonight. But, sadly, the scan showed up that she has a large mass in the stomach area which is almost certainly cancer.
I have decided not to have investigative surgery. She is over ten years old and has never had anything wrong with her. The vet has said that they could probably (but not certainly) remove at least part of the tumour but that it would regrow.
Tess has been a fit and healthy dog for her ten years and I am not prepared to let her go through an operation at her age and with this prognosis.
You can imagine I am pretty upset, especially so near to the anniversary of the farmer's death, but am soldiering on and friends have all been so good.
Tomorrow is my son's sixtieth birthday and a buffet is planned here. We are all going to speak to my grandson in China via the internet at 12.15
so that will cheer me up. My grandchildren are here, as it my great grand daughter who is just over a year old, so it will be a special day. And I must say that Tess is back to normal, dashing about and not in any pain, so as long as she goes
on like this all shall be well.