Thursday 22nd September – Sort of good news
Well, I did let our Mistress change some of my dressings on her own yesterday and I was also better behaved at the vet. I had to have blood taken and they couldn’t get it from my leg so had to take it from my neck. Then I got a haematoma on the site they’d tried to take it from on my leg so ended up with another bandage.
At last there is some sign of improvement in my wounds. I’m still on antibiotics and they still need dressings, but tomorrow I shall have the rest of my stiches out and I may be able to go without the dressings, which I would really appreciate. I’m still going to have to wear a collar for another week or so until everything is completely healed but they are now going in the right direction, so as long as I don’t do anything silly things are improving.
We’ve had the results of the tests and they are a bit mixed. There’s good news and not so good news. The two on my elbow were not cancerous and so were nothing to worry about. The ones under both my armpits have now been checked too and both appear to be fatty lumps so again no concern. However, the one on my paw is not so straightforward. That was a possible low grade sarcoma, which is a type of cancer. On the bright side, it is not completely confirmed as one and if it is being low grade makes things better. On the down side, where it is made removing it hard, so we now need to monitor the site to make sure it doesn’t come back. Whilst it’s an odd thing to be happy about, overall we’re quite relieved as the outcome could have been much worse and now we just want to get back to some sort of normal.
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