Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Post Surgery Report

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.

Homer

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.





15 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GReat to see woo Handsome Homer!

If only woo were khloser Khousin Harley and I would donate some furs -

Paws khrossed fur happy healing with GReat results!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Wild Dingo said...

Oh Hommer! Much love and paws crossed from us.

Love Wild Dingo, Loki and Juno

KT and Easton said...

We hope and pray you is alllll healed Homer. Paws and fingers crossed.

Loves and Roooooos from KT and Easton

Jan Goth said...

Homer,

You are going to get better!!! I just know it. You are still such a handsome boy. Keep me posted.

My paws are crossed!

Maddux (aka Mango)

The Life of Riley said...

Dear Homer,

If we lived closer we would give you a big hug! We have been thinking about you and sending our golden retriever good wishes. Homer, you and your humans are so brave. We hope the surgery and drugs get rid of your nasty tumors, and will keep our paws crossed for you.

Just remember, even if you can't do much exercise at the moment, the Misses can still give you extra tasty food treats to keep you strong and happy, as well as lots of pats and snuggles and all those other things that us golden retrievers enjoy.

Love and woofs,
Riley and Enzo.

Scout and Freyja said...

Sending much love and many kisses for a full, and uneventful, recovery.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Homer. We're glad those lumps have been removed. Now we have all our paws crossed and double crossed you will be fine. Take care golden boy. You are in our hearts. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Berts Blog said...

Homer, fellow golden, Dude, I have been off line for so long, I didnt'
even know you was having problems.

I am rounding up all the best wishes I can muster for you bud.
Love
Bert

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸From our corner in Virginia, we are continuing to send healthy, healing thoughts to you!!!

Kari in Alaska said...

Sending you gentle hugs

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Mitch and Molly said...

We are sending you lots and lots of AireZen and healing vibes, Homer, and some fur-growing help too. Our paws are crossed that you feel better soon!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Homer!
We have paws crossed here. Sending healing thoughts your way.
Love
Thor and Jack

Angus said...

Homer - You are one brave fellow !

What Remains Now said...

Homer...you are in our thoughts and prayers. Paws crossed for a speedy and thorough recovery.

Sam said...

Looking good, Homer!