Monday, September 10, 2007

Biopsy

My biopsy's finally done! But they shaved off a huge portion of my fur. My M says now I look like an old man with dangling skin because there's no fur covering my chin now. Look how much they shaved off! (forgive the blur pics, it was taken with my M's handphone camera)

Naked me!


I don't understand why they need to shave fur off my chest when they're taking the lump from my neck.

Here's a close up of the scar.

New battle scar


The good thing is that, the vet said his gut feel is that it may not be cancer. Because the lumps have not grown in size although it's almost a month. If it's cancer, things will move pretty quickly, but I'm still generally ok, except for the tiredness. Also, the node he took out is smooth, not lumpy. However, we would still need to wait for the results of the tests. He said it may happen again that the tests is not conclusive that it's cancer.

This time, the tissue samples will be sent to 2 different labs for testing, and my M has requested that she be allowed to borrow the slides if she needs to. The vet said he will put forward the request to the labs.

On a side note, I think it's easier for me to swallow now with one lump gone. Previously, I would choke on my food sometimes. Now eating is much more pleasurable! I'll be staying the night with Scuba, as my M and MM have to work tomorrow, so they've asked Aunty S to look after me to make sure I don't scratch my wound. I'm gonna try my begging skills on Aunty S. She can never resist me!

That's all for now folks! Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Herbie! We are rooting for you.

Joyful begging time ahead :-)

Charlie said...

We agree - we're rooting for you, Herbie!
- Charlie

Anonymous said...

Get well Soon !! All the Best !! Woof, Nova

Maggie & Mitch said...

You look wonderful to us Herbie! A little less fur makes you cooler, right?! We're pulling for you! Keep your chin up, okay?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

MONA, JACKS & TOBY TOO !! said...

We are sending up lots of prayers for you and Mommy says it sounds like it's not cancer.

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Come visit sometime

Good Bless---Just us and Mommy too!!

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Joe Stains said...

we are glad that stinking lump is out of there. we are sending lots of good thoughts!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yeah. Hope that you get better now that the lump is removed. Must have pawsitive tots that it's not cancer

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Woh! So much of your hair was shaved but yet they only cut a small portion of your skin...Hope you will get better soon! And I hope it's not cancer...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Luckie Girl said...

I am glad the lump has been removed. Take care of yourself Herbie and enjoy your begging session Auntie S!

Ben_Benjamin said...

The lump is gone and Im sure all those bad virus are gone permanently too. Now u r in the same gang with Simba, no fur gang.

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Herbie,
Sending more pawsitive vibes to you.. I am praying that everything turns out well!!

Dink said...

my mummy's reading this book dat says what you think of will come true.. so Think HAPPY thoughts... juz think of eating lots of yummy food Herbie dearie and all will be well! ;)

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Herbie,
Good to hear you are through your biopsy. Boy, we think the news sounds good, especially since it is a smooth lump. We'll keep praying for you pal. Too bad they shaved so much hair but they might have put the anesthesia through your neck vein & wanted to see things clearly. Hope you'll feel better in a day or two.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers