It’s been two weeks since I visited my vet for the latest check-up on my Mast Cell Tumours. He took a few aspirates; discussed the variable options with my humans and surgery was decided.
Two lumps – one on my right shoulder and the other on my front left paw were removed. The surgery went smoothly without any complications.
At this moment, we can only hope that there aren’t any residual traces of Mast Cells lurking around. According to my vet, and various sources from the Internet, if there are cancer cells left behind, the tumours tend to grow back with a vengeance. So far, the signs look good. I am back on my chemo drugs for a month, after which I’ll have to go back to the vet for another check-up.
To make sure that my wounds were able to heal, my movements have been restricted since the surgery. My daily walkies have been cut short and I’m not allowed to use the stairs.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone again for all of your concern and well-wishes. I have not been given the all-clear yet so I hope you will keep me in your thoughts for a little while longer.
Fingers, paws and tails crossed. I love you all.
PS: I’ve attached some photos of my ouchie parts. Please skip this if you are squeamish.
|Photo taken early this year.|
|Mast Cell Tumour located on my left shoulder. This photo was taken early this year.|
|Mast Cell Tumour located next to my paw pad. This photo was taken early this year.|
This is how my paw and my shoulder look like after the surgery.