Forum Administrator RC Colas® & Moon Pies®
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1981 380SL 151K: 2001 E320 4Matic Estate 147K: 2008 E350 Sport 4Matic 120K: 2005 S500 116K
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living
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The margins were NOT clear. There were a few cells near the outer edge. We met with the surgeon and he said her nose had to go in order to eliminate the cancer.
We scheduled her second surgery for Monday morning a couple of weeks ago and when we brought Cassie in, the doctor said he had thought it about over the weekend. He thought he might be able to take the area underneath the nose without removing it.
Well, okie dokie.
Two weeks of a hundred pound dog wearing a lampshade, crashing about the house, learning how to walk upstairs again followed the surgery . The snow presented an interesting challenge as the collar tended to scoop it up into her face.
I didn't take any pictures yet but the second surgery seemed to improve her looks over the first one. The 'cleft lip' look is gone.
Tuesday morning, she went back to have her stitches removed.
This time, the margins were clear. No cancer cells. It looks like the weekend of reflection was a success for us all. We'll have to keep watching but time will tell.
A little bit of good news in an otherwise tough year for many of us here.
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