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Old 07-11-2018, 08:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Today I rushed Pippa back to the vets. Her mass is growing in size. Even in the past 48hrs. It is starting to get so large is blocking her eye sight. The vet stated we could put Pippa under x-ray and take a chunk out of the mass to be biopsy to see how extensive it and if it is positive for cancer. Or we could let it run its course and hope for the best.

From my research, oral cancer is quite common for hedgies. I am starting to believe this is what it is and the loss of quills is a symptom.

Overall, Pippa does not show signs of sickness personality wise. She is energetic, eating and drinking normally, and running on her wheel.

I am going to make a new post under general health to see if I can get more information in regards to cancer, symptoms, and preparation.

I will post the link later once I have made the new thread.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh I'm so sorry to hear the mass is getting bigger

Did the vet check inside her mouth to make sure the teeth they removed haven't cause an infection or something, which is putting pressure on the mass?

Is there really no way they can remove it? Would it be worth seeking a second opinion or does this vet seem really knowledgable and confident dealing with oral tumours? Unfortunately they are prone to oral diseases, they can also get oral abscesses.

I'm glad she's still energetic and behaviour is normal, that's a good sign.

It might be worth posting on the hedgie Facebook groups too to seek more advice. I'm not sure how many active members on here have dealt with oral tumours. You can try searching through older posts though to get some more information.

Please keep us posted ♡
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sending prayers for Pippa's comfort.............
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