Thank you one and all once again for your incredible kindness! Prayers ARE answered!
Thanks to the 11th hour benevolence of the Mosby Foundation, we were able to proceed with Joker’s surgery yesterday! Although the surgery was more significant than initially predicted, he came through the procedure with flying colors!
According to the Vet, we did so in the nick of time. The lesion had ulcerated, the growth itself was beginning to show initial signs of rot and infection, and there was significant growth underneath. The tumor literally was the size and weight of a baseball – 9″ in circumference and weighing 5.1 ounces! Incredibly though, it was amazingly intact with absolutely no visible evidence of any superficial sprouting. Simply unbelievable.
However, the extraction was so large, the incision was not able to be closed. As such, his recovery and aftercare will be unexpectedly prolonged. A collagen infused bandage must be reapplied every 2-3 days for 6-8 weeks. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatories will be the new normal for awhile.
While this adds unforeseen additional expense, all in all, we are incredibly fortunate. We are immensely grateful for the grace bestowed upon us, and are sincerely touched by the outpouring of affection shown to Joker. This never would have occurred if it wasn’t for you; and we are SO blessed to have each and every one of you in our lives. Thank you so very, very much…