Friday 6 June 2008

Sicky Finnie Update

Finnegan had his Surgery last Wednesday 28th of May. I never thought how big the incision would be for removing the tumor. The vet kept saying that she will have to take a big margin around the tumor to make sure that she gets everything, but since the tumor felt like the size of a big peanut. I thought maybe the incision would be just 4 inches or so. Imagine my horror when the nurse brought Finnegan out and showed me his scar. My jaw dropped and I just wanted to burst out in tears and start crying. I felt so bad for him. So the reason for the incision being so big was that the tumor apparently was bigger than they thought and she basically had to remove a 6 inch by about 3 or 4 inch section of his skin and tissue. She also said that she was worried that she couldn't go too far underneath the tumor to get a good margin because the tumor was right on hi rib cage. Now Finnegan might need radiation. We're still waiting to hear back. In the meantime we are just sitting on the couch with Finnegan in his little travel bag that he loves. He's basically not allowed to run, jump, play or do anything that would cause the incision to open up. Oh yeah, that was the other thing. Because they took so much skin off, they had to stretch the skin to have it sewn together again and it was the only chance for the skin to heal properly. If it opened up then we would be in trouble. Anyways he's healing perfectly. The stitches will probably come off next week Wednesday. That's it for now. Will keep you posted if he needs radiation or not. We're just giving him lot's of hug and kisses . I think he's getting spoiled. Oh well, he deserves it.

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