Maggie relaxing and reading some old Dachshund magazines, May 25, 2011
Thanks so much for all the well-wishes, thoughts, and prayers for your 'Long and Short of it All' hostess Maggie. She is doing very well after her surgery yesterday for removal of her anal tumor. Although it was getting pretty large, the tumor was removed relatively easy without any complications according to the good veterinarian. Dad was surprised at how alert and happy she was when he picked her up from the vets late last night. She needed to stay very late to get lots of hydration after surgery in hopes of preventing another pancreatitis attack. After leaving the vets office, she immediately went pee and poop, and she didn't seem to be in any pain at all. She is on pain meds and antibiotics for several days. She got 2 small meals when she got home; she was quite hungry, and was letting it be known with loud whines while dad was preparing her dinner.
She also got a dental while she was under anesthesia. Two teeth were removed. Troubling is that the veterinarian found a large tumor mass under her tongue. It was also removed, and will be biopsied along with the anal tumor. It did not look malignant according to the vet.
So today she is resting after her ordeal. She's pretty tired, but is keeping one eye open because it's thundering and raining today, so it's hard for her to relax. Dad did put some Rescue Remedy spray in her breakfast to help her stay calm. We'll watch her closely over the next few days for any signs of pancreatitis (not eating, vomiting). No jumping or active play for her for at least a few days. She needs to go back to the vets in 10-14 days to have the stitches removed. But for now, she's so incredibly happy to have that tumor off her rear! Even her brother 'Joey' noticed that it was gone right away. She's already posturing her tail more normally.