Hey, just thinking of you today...
This is exactly what I am hoping for. The father of one of Shala's breeder's other litters also had an experience like Chance's - once it was out, that was it. So I am really, really hopeful that this, too, will be a one and done.This is almost exactly what Chance's CT scan and consult with the specialist revealed pre-surgery. The only big difference is Shala's is "movable", Chance's was fixed. Moveable is better. And Chance needed "nothing" post-operatively and it was a full complete relatively easy recovery for my 10 year old!
Vets don't give these kinds of promising reports lightly either. Knowing that they would rather prepare people for the worst and then give good news after.
So this is extremely positive.
When Rocket had his MCT removed, he felt crappy for a day or two and then he was mostly back to his old self. It was hard to keep him from ripping his sutures.
Shala will definitely be a conehead for a good while after she comes home. I need to use a cone for her with most things - even the smallest little cut on her paw pad or ripped nail. She is definitely a licker. So I'll need to make sure she cannot reach the stitches 100% of the time.Yes - once they feel good, keeping them from ripping the sutures is your next challenge!
Yes, I am definitely in a better place now. Before the surgeon saw her and we got the CT, the prospects were so scary. When you see sarcoma - and possibly as bad as osteosarcoma - on a lab report, it's so hard not to go to the darkest of places. Thank goodness, it was only 48 hours before the surgeon started me feeling more positive. We are definitely going to just enjoy the next few days. I'm not taking her to hunt training (the plan was for big long swims this weekened, and I just don't want to overtax her), but we will go to tracking on Monday morning. Otherwise, I just plan to hang with her, go for walks and take her to the splash pad to cool off and get some love from the kids.I do believe that our outlook affects our dogs. I hope we can help you hold onto positive feelings and maybe you can relax a little this weekend and get to just snuggle with her extra.