Thursday, November 6, 2008

Update on Little Miss Ride

Some of you may have been wondering how our little greyhound Ride has been doing since my last post. As you'll recall, she had an emergency splenectomy and large tumor removed from her spleen a couple of weeks ago.

I'm happy to report that Ride is doing well! She had her stitches (staples) taken out on Monday, and the final report on all five tissue samples taken from the splenic tumor were BENIGN!


Our lady veterinarian cautioned me this week that in a tumor as large as this one was (12.5 lbs!), there is always a possibility that a malignancy might still be present, and not have shown up in the particular tissue samples that were examined.

HOWEVER, she also said that she thinks the percentages are in our favor with Ride and that she's hopeful the tumor was indeed benign. So, that's what Lee and I are banking on!

Ride has had a few ups and downs since her surgery, mainly related to eating and appetite. But for several days now, she's been eating very well, as long as I mix a little special "treat" like chicken broth, canned chicken, canned dog food, etc. with her regular kibble.

And our other greyhound, Harley, is LOVING all this special food and the attention that comes with it during mealtime as well! (That's Harley in the background of the photo below.)


Overall, our Little Miss Ride is doing great! And it is my fervent hope that she continues to do so. . . . . . . . . . .


Until we meet again . . . .wishing you and your family (including your furry family members) ongoing health, special moments, sweet dreams, and treasured memories.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Your dogs are beautiful. I hope Miss Ride continues to do well. Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me for the tag game. I will try to do that tomorrow. I got a late start on the comuter tonight. Thanks again!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Oh I'm so glad she's doing well. What a beautiful dog :)

Patzee said...

So happy to hear your news. From one dog lover to another...

BeccaRoo said...

I had no idea about your dog but I am very happy to hear that she is doing well and recovery is tuning out so great for her. I have fur babies myself and they mean so much to you if something goes wrong with them.