We know the bloggie has been kind of Bugsy-centric the past 10 days or so, but with all the stuff surrounding his surgery, it's kind of inevitable, we suppose. And so here we are with another Bugsy Report.
Bugsy went to the v-e-t today to have the stitches removed - yay! Dr. V-e-t said that Bugsy is healing fine and should have little, if any, scar after the final scabs fall off.
The stitches are gone, but there are still some scabs and the furs will have to grow back:
There's a touch of potential bad news, though. The test results came back, and the tumor was something called a "diffuse iris melanoma" -- basically, the bad kind. Statistics say there's a 63% chance of some other cancer showing up within 3 years. So the next step is to go to a v-e-t oncologist, and see what she has to say about things, whether there are any preventative steps to take these days, what to watch for, get a baseline status of where he is now and presumably make sure there's nothing already visible, etc. And in the meantime, try not to panic.
Resting after the arduous v-e-t visit:
If nothing else, at least The Mommy no longer has to question whether or not it was the right thing to have the eye removed 'just in case'... Oh, and the other thing the v-e-t said for the first time today is that it was very likely Bugsy really didn't have much vision left in that eye, we always thought it was purely speculative as to whether he'd lost any vision or not.
So, until the oncologist visit gets set up and happens, we'll just try not to worry about what can't be controlled, and let Bugsy get back to "normal"...like playing with toys.
This post and photo session are interrupted by the discovery of the strap on the flashy box thing...
Hope everyone's having a good weekend so far!
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