Sunday, 27 July 2014

Post Surgery Report - Pattaya, Thailand

Woof folks!

I would like to take this opportunity to provide a quick update on my health status.

For the benefit of those who aren’t aware, I was recently diagnosed with a ‘Round Cell Tumour’. You can read more about it here.

There are 5 types of Round Cell Tumours: Mast Cell Tumours (Some of you may recall that I battled with this dreadful condition last year), Histiocytomas, Plasmascytomas, Transmissable Venereal Tumour and Cutaneous Lymphoma. The only way to get a proper diagnosis of the actual type of tumour that I had was to remove the nodule and to have it sent for biopsy.

So, a surgery was promptly scheduled and I am happy to report that all went well!

I woke up feeling groggy and disoriented but I recovered very quickly. As my vet wanted to monitor my wound closely, I had to spend the first night in the veterinary hospital. Because the Missus is such a ‘big worrier’, she decided to spend the night with me – just to keep me company. (I think more likely to keep a watchful eye on me – just to make sure that I didn’t feel stressed in such a strange environment.

Anyway, here are some photos which she took during our night together at the pet hospital.

This is me, wearing the ‘cone of shame’, heavily sedated from the anaesthetic and painkiller drugs.

The veterinary hospital gave us a room so that the Missus and I could spend the night together.

However, I wasn’t just cooped-up in the room all day. I did manage to get some fresh air and to explore the corridor.

Chilling on the nice cool tiles.

I slept pretty well, except for a few occasions when I woke up feeling a bit disorientated.

This photo was taken the day after my surgery. Can you notice how my left front leg was bandaged up heavily?

I shall leave you with a photo of me with my happy face. I will keep you posted on the biopsy results.

I’m always a happy boy!
Love,

Homer

12 comments:

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

That is so cool that your Mom was able to spend the night with you! You were probably too drugged to really notice, but I bet it made your Mom feel a lot better! Heal fast!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sheila and Bob said...

Praying for a good report.

Anonymous said...

Oh Homer I'm do glad your mom could be with you. Hoping your biopsy results are good .You take care now get plenty of rest and keep cool. Let's us know how things go please xxxhealimg hugs for you Charley

Anonymous said...

Oh Homer I'm do glad your mom could be with you. Hoping your biopsy results are good .You take care now get plenty of rest and keep cool. Let's us know how things go please xxxhealimg hugs for you Charley

Sam said...

That is so cool that you could stay together! I love your vet!

We are thinking of you daily!

Monty and Harlow

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat place!

Hope woo got pie too ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sherri Painter said...

Praying for you sweet one.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a comfort to have your Mom staying with you--I know you were really brave, and I am so glad all has gone well! We send healing vibes from our corner of Virginia!! Take care!!

The Life of Riley said...

I love that happy face! How wonderful your Missus was able to be there for you.

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery,removal of that cone and bandage, and of course paws are crossed here in NZ for good news about your test results.

Love and woofs,
Riley

Mitch and Molly said...

We love that the Missus stayed with you, Homer! Paws are crossed for great results!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Angus said...

Homer - You can be sure there are a lot of folks all round the world wishing for the best and waiting to hear the outcome of the results.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Homer. Sending you healing vibes mate. How wonderful your mum could stay with you at the hospital. Mum says that is amazing and sooo good. Smoochie kisses to you Homer. Take care mate.
No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory