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!|