good evening, my furry friends!
i apologize for the delay of my friday post, but as most of you know, i had surgery on tuesday and have been recovering in the comfort of my home. as it so happened, i decided to take a late afternoon nap only to wake up and discover that i had slumbered for a solid 3 hours. goodness gracious!
i am quite thankful for all of the love and support that you have given to my mom over the past week. your kindness has been a comfort to my mom, which in turn has put me at ease. now i did want to let you know that my mom spoke with madame vet this afternoon concerning my pathology results. the mass on my thigh is a mast cell tumor, but i shall choose to dwell on the positive! the MCT is only a stage 2 (out of 4), and the margins came back clear, meaning the entire tumor was excised and nothing was left behind on me. i am very thankful to report that at this time, i do not require any further treatments. my parents will be quite conscientious in examining me for any new masses in the future. if i do develop a new MCT or the MCT reappears on my thigh, then i will be referred to a surgeon and an oncologist for re-excision and chemotherapy treatments.
there is one other small item for which i would appreciate your good thoughts and prayers. you see, my mom has been quite kind by not subjecting me to the cone of humiliation. i am ashamed to admit that i had a moment of weakness thursday morning when i had to rest alone in my crate for a few hours, and i licked my incision on my thigh. as a result, it has become red and hot, a sign of infection. i commenced on a regimen of antibiotic treatment this evening, which i surely hope will remedy the infection.
in closing, my mom requested that i mention how lamentable it is that we have only been able to visit a pawful of your blogs this week. please forgive us as this past week has been quite trying. we anticipate our schedule returning to its normal pace over the next week, and we hope to resume visiting all of you in the near future!