Puppy Mill Girl To Have Surgery

Hope will not be eating ice cream after her tonsils are removed.

A visit to the specialty veterinarian today did not provide definite answers for Hope’s problem.

We are working with a surgical oncologist, who took his time and explained everything well.

X-rays of her lungs were good. An ultrasound of her abdomen found an enlarged lymph node outside her colon. A needle aspiration, which this vet urged to be done quickly because I was so distressed, did not give us a concrete answer about cancer.

Hope is still snoring like a chainsaw and in some discomfort; we will have her tonsils removed tomorrow morning, March 18. The tissue will get a biopsy. In addition, we will have a CT scan of her head and her nasal passages scoped. Given all that, we should know something definite.

Hope will spend the night in the hospital, which has round-the-clock care. We hope to bring her home Saturday.




About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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4 Responses to Puppy Mill Girl To Have Surgery

  1. Mendi says:

    Although I haven’t seen you since you were adopted, I still think of you often. I’m so glad you got your happily-ever-after. I’ll never be able to count the number of dogs I’ve known in my life. Once in a while a special dog comes along that never really leaves your heart. You are one of those special dogs. I just heard about your cancer scare. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Auntie Mendi

  2. Barb Littler says:

    Dear Kelly, Steve, Hope, Jake & Wendy,

    Many prayers are being said for your little Hope. There is a prayer chain that as started across the countryfor Hope..hugs to all.

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