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Freedom (Sandie)
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« on: September 02, 2017, 09:12:25 AM »

Belle is 8 y.o.  She had a tumor, a histiocytoma, develop on her side, behind her front leg.  These tend to be benign; they also usually spontaneously disappear within 3 months.

Well, what with all my surgeries, this thing was around 17 months.  From Feb to August it grew from 1 cm to 3 cm.  So it had to be removed.  Surgery was Thursday.  Belle has to be confined for 10 days to allow the incision site to heal.  I have her in the x-pen in the living room with pee pads, water bowl, and 2 beds.  She is wearing an ecollar.  And I have to take her out on leash so she just not dash about, play with Frankie, and so on.  We will have the lab report the end of next week.

The first 2 pics show this tumor in January.
Then a pic when she first got home, still groggy from the anesthesia.
And 2 pics of her outside; you can see the incision in those.

She is taking Tramadol morning and night and doing well; though she is not happy that she can't sleep in the bed with us yet.  I need to wait until touching her side is not going to hurt her at all.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »

Poor Belle! We wish her a speedy recovery. She's still a cutey, even with her cone and incision.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 11:55:13 AM »

Thanks, Chris.  She is such a good girl, returns to the x-pen when we return from a trip outside.  She is confused as to WHY she can't be with us just now, but she is amenable. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 12:49:25 PM »

Oh dear.  Poor Belle and poor you.  One thing after another this past year or so Sandie.  Thinking healing quickly thoughts.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 11:41:56 AM »

Thanks Pam.  Belle is doing great!  She wants the cone OFF, and restrictions LIFTED!  She is ready to FLY!  LOL

She finished all her meds, so just a matter of ensuring the incision heals well before she starts leaping about again.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 10:30:46 PM »

Just received the lab results back re Belle's tumor, which was removed last week. Intermediate Grade Spindle Cell Sarcoma, low mitotic rate, unlikely to have spread, low risk of it returning, and there were clear margins. Just need to watch the area for any issues. Incision site is healing well; still using e-collar, or else she licks it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 12:51:08 AM »

Sheesh- that was unexpected! Good you are so diligent and had it removed.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 11:25:59 AM »

Yes, I was rather shocked by this report. 
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