Sadie's New 'do

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Brian Moore, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    First they shaved her chest and belly so they could do X-rays and later an ultrasound. Then, because they didn't know until the surgery whether they would need a flap of skin to pull back over the incision to close it up (they didn't, fortunately) they had to shave her coat quite radically. Here is a fotie of her several days ago.

    Prognosis: Where they removed the sarcoma they installed two "chemo beads." However, following lab analysis of the tumor the oncologist has recommended further chemo treatments, which we expect to begin next week.

    She's looking good, though, ain't she?

    (By the way, Sadie asked me to pass along her gratitude to all who have expressed their concern or spared her a thought. Thank you all.)

  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    ahh ... she looks chipper with an air of reflective
  3. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    I was sorry to read she needed the surgery Brian, but my goodness, she's looking well. I can only offer support on using chemo in pets, but our Purdy had it for two years for her brain tumour and it was brilliant. The lab made it up for her according to her current weight. She never even lost a whisker. Or her appetite for that matter. Sadie will be absolutely fine :)
  4. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    She sure does Brian, :)
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    She's got a delightful spring in her step, the old girl! Thanks Hamish.

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    Thanks for that, Lesley. I'll be very happy to pass that along to my wife and children.

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    Thanks, Kev!
  6. Ahmad Bhai

    Ahmad Bhai Well-Known Member

    Sadie looks lovely in two tone :) and has the best anyone could hope ... TLC from a doting family :)
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Ahmad. And you're right. We do dote on the wee lassie! :)
  8. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Clearly the spring fashion for LA Brian - she's looking sharp!

    All the best for continued recovery
  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Many thanks, Chris. (Sadie's tail wagged enthusiastically when she read your remarks and she called out "Woof woof" in appreciation.;))
  10. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    She looking top dog ent she?! :)
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Dan. She's delighted with all the compliments she's getting. (I'm worried it may go to her head.)
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Very stylish. Love the asymmetric lines, very chic. :)
  13. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    The Boyz will be standing in line Brian, be careful when taking her out on those beach walks ;)
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Actually I had wet-suits in mind when I first saw her coat. It looks like a fashionable sports get-up.
  15. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    She's a canine fashionista, Pete! :cool:

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    No beach walks for a while, Kev. I don't want her to feel self concious. Just stealth night time walks around the neighborhood for a while.

    My response to the inevitable questions will be "What do you mean, what happened to her fur?" :rolleyes:

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