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12-02-13 – Biopsy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ddmckenna at 4:44 am on Monday, December 2, 2013

After talking to “All The Vets” I have decided to schedule Misty for a surgery.  I’d like for it to be only a biopsy but what I have asked is for them to go ahead with an excision if they find something exciseable (is that a word?), or the amputation if what they see when they go in is conclusive enough.

It just doesn’t seem logical to jump straight to an amputation.  I’d really like to know what we are dealing with and get some statistics before I make a final decision.  The vets are not sure it is a good idea to put Misty through the possibility of two surgeries, but I really don’t see how I can make the decision to amputate her leg when we aren’t sure.  It would be different if we were at least having the possibility of providing her with some relief from ongoing pain or something, but she seems just fine.  She still tucks that one leg sideways, and the growth seems like it might be bigger, but she’s happy and healthy and clearly not in pain.

So anyway today is her pre-surgery exam.  They are doing a bunch of tests to make sure she is healthy enough to go under anesthesia.  We will get the results tomorrow and if they are good then she will have the biopsy on Wednesday.

My poor girl, she hates going to the vet so much, and I so hate leaving her there alone.  She huddled against me and curled in my lap the whole time we were waiting and talking, until they took her away for the tests.  I get her back later on today, they will call me when she is ready.


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