Brian took Alice to the vet today to have the lump on her lip aspirated. They did not see anything suspicious in the fluid, but the lump is getting larger, so she needs to have it removed. Her surgery is scheduled two weeks from today.
As for Buster, he is doing pretty well on his reduced medication schedule. I think the supplement (Zylkene) the vet gave us is making the difference. I'm sure he's going to be a pain in the neck next week, when he's only taking 1/4 the amount of medicine as usual, but at least we were able to get through this week relatively pain free.