I met with the vet this afternoon. Rosie had two mammary tumors. The big one by her armpit wasn’t a mammary tumor, but it was a “very aggressive” cancer. I’m hoping to learn more when the biopsy results come back.
Dr. Tom (vet) said Rosie would be pretty sore, especially by her armpit (front right leg). He had to cut through a lot to remove the tumor. He had to cut out some muscle, hence the super-soreness she’ll be dealing with. She was doped up pretty good when I picked her up. I let her out of her carrier and she’s been trying to be her usual inquisitive self – although she’s weaving around like a drunken sailor. I’ve been trying to get her to sit still. I think maybe after she does a check of everything she’ll settle down. She used her box, which is good. I was worried she’s not be able to with her current balance problem!
Her belly is shaved. She’s got a good amount of stitches (for the armpit-area incisions) and staples on the other two areas. My poor little Bebe. 😦 I hope she can sleep good tonight, so her body will start to heal.
I’m still worried about her, but I think the worst is over. Whew!