Special guests flew in to check on Sugar !!! WOooHOoo !!!
Yep, the weather has been REALLY mild here.
Heck, it's 4:30 P.M. ... and 76* ... shoot
Sugar had a large sarcoma removed from her right front leg in OCT 2012. We knew at the time that our vet didn't get good margins and knew there was a chance it might grow back. Our vet saw Sugar two months ago and there was no indication what so ever that a tumor was returning at the previous surgical site on her leg. Last Saturday, I noticed a growth about the size of a quarter coming up. On Monday our vet confirmed that a tumor/possible sarcoma had indeed regrown on the edge of the previous surgical site on Sugar's leg. Our vet felt Sugar's condition was beyond his expertise and referred us to a specialist.
Dr Robert A. Martin DVM, DACVS saw Sugar on Thursday and Sugar had surgery on Thursday afternoon to not only remove the tumor but scar tissue from the previous surgery. Dr. Martin is 62 years old and for almost two decades, he was the Medical Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Martin returned to Alabama and opened Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists (SRVS) and Southern Regional Veterinary Emergency Services in 2009. SRVS is a referral only, advanced surgical facility serving the veterinary community that includes parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. I could have gone hundreds if now thousands of miles and MAY not have found finer surgical care for Sugar. Dr. Martin and SRVS is the worst case, last resort, final authority for board certified veterinary surgical care in this region. No one is better. I wanted the best for Sugar and didn't mess around.
Poor Sugar was completely out it Thursday night and I think Mason knew it and behaved himself accordingly. Sugar is doing fine now !!! She is going to be alright. She acts as though there's nothing wrong with her leg at all. She isn't in pain and hasn't picked at the bandage at all. She's a happy tail-waggin' girl. She's even tried to instigate wrestling with Mason !!! I've had to keep a close eye on Sugar to keep her activities reasonable and calm.
The lab report on the tissue remove is expected Tuesday. My hopes and expectations are high, for clean margins this time. Merry Christmas Sugar !!! ... goodbye $1510.37 (so far) LOL.