About Zephyr, dogs and dogsports! Most often in images...not words!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cancer


Sorry I have been away from the blogs for so long....what can I say it's summer which is always busy, as well we've had a bit of a tough time with Zephyr. Back in July I found a mass on his chest, which I had aspirated right away and it showed to be a spindle cell tumour...not good at all. So then I took him in to see a specialist we did a biopsy which showed it be a low grade tumour which was good news as the chance that it had spread to other parts of his body remained low, and the lower grade tumour meant less of a margin when they did surgery.
Anyway to make a long story short he had surgery, the margins were clean and he has healed very well. It has all been a very upsetting and stressful time but I hope this surgery was a cure as the pathologists thinks it may have been. He is still not moving 100% he doesn't have the reach and looks a bit tight in the front end. But considering how much skin and tissue was removed it's no surprise and with all the swimming I'm sure he will be back to doing everything without a hitch soon!
Since getting the stitches out he has been enjoying the weather and this past weekend came with me up to my friends cottage and enjoyed the lake both in the canoe and swimming!