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Good news!

So far, everything has been successful!

The tumor was removed. I saw it. It was big and gross and lumpy. I'm quite grossed out by it actually.

My father stayed at the vet during the surgery and was with him as he came out of it. He was a bit wobbly and loopy, but even now is doing better.

He is drinking water in 15 minute increments. He is eating small amounts of wet food - he should be eating chicken livers, but he doesn't appear to like chicken livers all that much. I had to cook them (which I'm sure removes the nutrients he needs - so I kept them fairly 'medium-rare') and mix them in with a small bit of his regular wet food. He's eating his regular wet food - not with crazy gusto, but he is definitely interested in food and eating.

The tumor was/is 2 lbs and he has a lot of stitches. However, he is still feisty! When we first got home, I wasn't in the room with him, and he was barking for me. Not a pathetic "Ow, I'm in pain" bark, but "Darn it, get over here and sit by me" kind of bark.

Thanks for all your good wishes, thoughts and prayers. Here's hoping for another 14 years! ;)

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jesstorious
Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
aw! I feel like I know your dog, cause you've always talked about him! I'm happy to hear he is doing good.
confusified
Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Aw I'm so glad! Was thinking about you guys all afternoon.

TWO POUNDS?!? Yikes :(
jazzercat
Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
yay!!!
chicklebird
Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
i'm glad he seems to be doing ok, i was was anxious to get home this evening to see how he's doing, hope he recovers quickly
neverletgo
Feb. 3rd, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Oh, thank goodness! Yayyy. : )
cupcakesprinklz
Feb. 3rd, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Fantastic news. Big cuddles for you!! He is one tough dog.
lilsurferbaby
Feb. 3rd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
That's a huge tumor. Wow. Glad he's okay though, he must be a very happy dog not having a tumor anymore.
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