The night before Chester’s surgery for the growth removal at his left elbow (yesterday night), I asked my sis whether she was nervous about Chester. The moment she said N.O.P.E, I knew I think TOO much with plenty of rubbish thoughts. My nervousness subside little by little then. Yet I have a sleepless night. Haha
This morning I brought Chester to see his new vet at Bandar Puteri, Puchong. He barks at every human being he sees in the clinic waiting area but the moment we went in for consultation, he quiet down and let the doctor check on him. Oh yes no struggle, fear or nervous at all. WOW! The doctor confirmed his heart is okay (via hearing by stethoscope) and did a cytology using the microscope to see if the growth/tumor is malign or benign. Happy to hear that it’s benign. Still we are going to send the tumor for laboratory test (histopath).
Chester will be on Elizabethan collar for some time.
Since Chester’s right elbow has a tiny growth too (not reddish yet), I requested the doc to remove it too. I also informed the doc about Chester’s soft palate which he said he will be careful when waking Chester up. Previously Dr. Cheng confirmed Chester’s soft palate by touching only (what a pro!). This doc will check whether Chester really has soft palate, which can be confirmed 100% via general anesthesia.
Before I left Chester with the doc, my dog gave me his hand and shake hand with me a couple of times. He has never done anything like this before. Later when I think back, I think he was trying to assure me that he’s going to be fine. We left him at 11.40am and by 1pm I got a call telling me I can pick him up. Wohoo.
Chester was groggy when we picked him up. He couldn’t walk, so we had the clinic helper carry him to the car. Oh yeah, the doctor confirmed Chester has soft palate but it’s not serious. So thank God. Overall the surgery went well. Yahoo!!!
Note to self: Chester’s GA is through inhalation.
The result of the surgery. Some rashes on the shaved area.
Chester and his new hand accessory. The doc told me to buy some socks and make padding at the elbows to provide protection.
The bandages he’s wearing across the shoulders are to prevent the socks from slipping out. Don’t worry, I didn’t tie tightly plus the bandage is elastic.
p/s: I hope the lab report will come back with happy news. *fingers crossed*
Update: I received Chester’s histopath result a month after the surgery. The biopsy state Chester’s tumor is haemangiopericytoma and it’s benign.