Isabelle had her stitches out today. It was pretty tough on her, but we think they gave her oxygen to make her comfy. It looks red and angry, but that should go away soon.
And we got the pathology report. Not good news. The tumor was grade 3 (the worst), and the nearest lymph node also had cancer cells.
Chemotherapy may be an option, but mom isn't sure about it for Isabelle. Isabelle's regular vet didn't think she would be a good candidate when we talked before the surgery. She's been at a veterinary conference for a few weeks. She'll be back to work on Tuesday. Mom left a message that she please review the report and call mom to discuss the options.
We know that you all know that mom would do just about anything for us. Just like you. The thing is, it has to be for our best interest. There's no guarantee that chemo will prevent further spreading or prevent more tumors. There's no guarantee that Isabelle will do well on chemo or that she will feel good.
Once mom talks to the vet, she'll make a decision on the chemo.
In the meantime, Isabelle will start on a special diet for mast cancer. Supplements are also on the way to help in a more natural way.
We aren't sure what the future holds for us right now. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.