It wasn't cancer! A culture wasn't done, but the specimen showed a lot of inflammation. As mentioned, the vet had said he got it all.So she will keep her leg! The wound is healing nicely and Sunday, with the vet's permission, I will remove the sutures. Today to Ureka's great pleasure, the Elizabethan collar came off. She had figured out how to eat with it in place, but never did like the thing. At one point she had a front leg inside the collar alongside her neck. Very awkward. I put the leg back outside the collar. She has been in a cage by herself where I could monitor her eating, which has been enthusiastic. Apparently getting rid of some rotten teeth was a useful thing. I can tell she is regaining weight. I still haven't figured out how that lesion erupted so quickly, and the right hind leg was especially worrisome. But all is well that ends well! Best wishes, ChrisDoing a Happy Dance! Come dance with me!
Congrats!My dog (a maltese - so very small, only 7 lbs) once developed a golf-ball sized lump on her leg about a week after vaccination - and her vet didn't recall it being the side she got to the shot on-took her to the vet, and they said it was either infection or tumor, so they wanted to do a course of antibiotics first before trying biopsy. For 5 long days, the lump didn't change - finally on the 6th day in decreased substantially in size. I can't remember if that was the time she got 2 vaccination on the same day, but after that I made sure she gets her vaccines one-at-a-time. It also seemed that she would get sickly after vaccines from the vet we went to when I lived in Maryland, which had a mobile clinic. Once I moved to Virginia, she never got as sickly from vaccines - which has me wondering whether some vaccines are based on weight - if so I'm thinking a mobile vet might not carry all the "sizes" they come in and maybe they were giving her a higher dose that small dogs really need.(but people here who know more about vet clinics can let me know if that's even possible)Anyway, glad I can share my story with you, I didn't want to share it earlier in case your kitty had cancer.
Doing a Happy Dance! Come dance with me!absolutely ... great news!
Metrochick, thanks for sharing! And I am glad your pooch didn't have cancer, either! Perhaps this also would have healed completely with the antibiotics--which she got--and it would have save me some $$$. But clearly she needed some teeth pulled also, so that got done! Best wishes, Chris
Woo Hoo! Great news!JK
To live is to dance!! To dance is to live!!--Snoopy
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