Friday, January 8, 2016

Diamond update

Diamond's surgery went very well. They were able to remove her spleen and the tumor without issue. Her vitals and blood work have stayed consistant since surgery and she has been home resting. She will have one more round of follow up tests tomorrow morning before getting the all clear.

She's a tough old gal! She doesn't like hearing that she needs to remain calm and rest. It's so amazing to see her spring back so quickly, although, keeping her quiet so she can heal becomes a challenge, but she likes to snuggle, so it just means we have to be home with her more. Who could complain with that?

Thanks everyone for all the thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad the surgery part is over and we can move on to recovery!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Diamond needs POTP

Diamond's 2016 didn't start off as easily as we would have hoped for.  She went to the vet for a scheduled dental surgery on Monday, January 4th.  Abdominal x-rays were done before surgery because during her December visit when a heart murmer was detected, she was too wiggley to have them done. The xrays revealed a mass in her abdomen.  Surgery was put on hold and an abdominal ultrasound was done.  The mass is attached to her spleen. Since this mass could rupture at any time, Diamond's need for surgery was urgent. She went in for surgery this morning to remove her spleen and the tumor.

This surgery was completely unexpected, but necessary to save Diamond and give her the chance to live out the rest of her life, like she deserves.  

Please keep our girl in your thoughts today. 

Since Diamond is under the Mr. Mo Project, her medical costs are covered by the project. I set up a YouCaring page to help with this huge unexpected cost. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! If you'd like, you can donate HERE