All around today was just a good news day! First, Sunny slept through the night minus the part where I got him at 3:30 am to take his tramadol. Sunny has also been doing great today taking his pills. I’m now giving him a treat, then the pill pocket followed by another treat. He seems to just accept the pill pocket now in order to get the other treats. This morning I had to run up to the vet to get more tramadol so I decided to take Sunny along so they could take a quick look at his bruising just to be safe. It didn’t look worse, but since I was going there anyway I figured why not? Good news, looks fine and for now we aren’t going to do anything unless it gets worse. The vet said most likely when some of the sutures were removed a blood vessel that was being constricted bled a little. The vet said this can be common when you have a surgery as invasive as his. We are also still on track to have the remaining sutures removed on Saturday just in time for the holiday weekend. Also, just to be on the safe side we decided to go ahead and leave Sunny on tramadol three times a day until the remaining sutures are removed. At that time we will cut it back to twice a day and then discontinue it by next Wednesday. At that point he will be three weeks post surgery so he should be in good shape, but obviously we will watch for more bruising, etc. and reevaluate as needed. We will keep him on the T-reflief though since that helps with pain, bruising and swelling. Overall everyone continues to be impressed by how well he is doing. Yay!
The best news today came this afternoon. Sunny’s surgeon called to let me know they finally had the results of the post surgery biopsy back. We are officially cancer FREE and they are considering him CURED! While at times the journey has been rough this news makes it worth it. Sunny had a nerve sheath tumor so again this just validated we did the right thing since they have such a high rate of recurrence. All and all we couldn’t be happier.
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