Amazing Grace was at the vet’s tonight and she will be staying overnight to have a biopsy tomorrow AM. We could not find anything in the fluid/cells that we drew from her lumps under the microscope yet the Vet strongly suspects a very aggressive, highly untreatable fungal infection and he is unsure about the one lump that appears attached to her bone; perhaps a fungal infection that has now imbedded itself into her bone. IF it is in her bone, then her prognosis is very poor. Her coat and skin is also indicative of a very bad and recent flea infestation. She was so friendly and great when we did her exam and cut her nails etc. SHE so badly wanted to play yet she is considered contagious with this fungal problem and just a ‘play’ nibble that pierced the skin of a human or another dog ‘could’ not ‘will’ cause the infection to spread. We liken it to AIDS in that hugs and kisses are not going to spread the infection. If we had pricked ourselves with a Hospital needle that we used on her to draw blood; then yes; we are at ‘possible’ risk of this ‘suspected’ infection. It is not going to mean that we will stop affection, loving and spoiling her. The vet gives her a 50/50% chance of being able to be treated for this and the success of that treatment is even lower. While she is treated, if we even are able to make the decision as the biopsy will determine for sure just what type of lump directly on the bone is and fungal infection she has; she has to be kept under ‘house’ arrest which pains her greatly. She is lonely and very confused and sad. She has bad hygromas and abscesses that have ruptured. Despite everything, she is a lovely girl and I am very saddened to think that she might not make it through. Furthermore, Grace had no issues being in Athena’s presence while we went to the vet’s office yet we could not allow her to play. We will update when we know more.