Raven, our Dogue de Bordeaux woke up on Monday, October 18th with her entire neck swollen to where she had no wrinkles and was tight as tight could be. Immediately, I thought it was an insect bite or sting, aspirated with nothing, and started on dyphihydramine. I sent her to work with me husband to monitor since he is within minutes of lots of vet clinics. A little bit of the swelling went down, but when it started going down, we noticed a HUGE knot under her jawbone on the right side with alot of edema. I made a vet appointment for her for Tuesday, and we took her in. The vet also tried to tap the knot with nothing. She wanted to try a 5 day round of steroids and antibiotics to see if it was just a deep abcess. We came home that night, started the meds, and by the next morning Raven was bouncing around and all the edema was gone, leaving just the lump. By day two, the lump was starting to go down, slowly, but was definately getting smaller. Day three, the lump did not seem to be going down much, Day four, no change good or bad, and Day five (yesterday) it looked like it was swelling again. Today, she is almost completely swollen up again and in pain. I have given her pain meds and we will be taking her back in, more than likely for surgery, in the morning. I am very worried that this is a thyroid tumor and from what I have read - it is not good! Please send our baby lots of prayers as we really do not want to loose her. She is just barely a year old and is my husband's baby .... he lost his rott last summer and our previous Dogue de Bordeaux was also my husbands baby and died in his arms 3 years ago. Thank you in advance for the prayers.