Any idea how this type of tumor behaves in gp´s? I was told his prognosis cautiously optimistic and also that is it is fast moving agressive malignent tumor. I understsand it is most often found on livers and spleens and we were sort of lucky that it was visable and we had it removed.
I am wondering what I might expect in the weeks and months to come. I am sure to be learing a lot though
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.
EDIT -- Just checked him and the inscion site is beginning to swell and get red. called vet. they are closed tomorrow. Wouldn´t ya figure. any comments there? Although I feel that Batryl might be more effective, I have some bactrim that i could start him on to be pro-active against an infectiion. Any thoughts?
Josephine may have experience with them -- she checks in once and a while. I don´t know if Pinta has ever had a malignant tumor. Meanwhile, I would try to get in to see the vet today, if possible.
If he does have an infection another vet might want to give him a baytril injection(higher dose and longer lasting) and a subcue hydration treatment if he´s dehydrated.
Was he put on antibiotics to start with? Did the vet rig up a "sweater" to protect the wound? I once sent Lynx a pic of Tiramissou wearing one after her spay. If Lynx still has it she could maybe post it.
I´m not familiar with Hermangioma sarcoma. Josephine might be.
P.S.I found the picture. This is what Pinta was talking about:
- Little Jo Wheek
I would certainly get that incision looked at ASAP. Tumors can be tricky and cavies are prone to post surgical abscesses if not kept on appropriate antibiotics. The sooner it is treated, the better the chances for a speedy recovery.
I am so mad at myself for leaving without the antibiotic. I had insisted on my other pig surgery. ( cyst removal) but I guess I got a little overwhelmed when she told me re: the blood supply it had attached and all.
I will let you know. Thank you again!