The biopsy results from the tumor on Heather's tail are in and the good news is: there is no bad news! The tumor was not a return of the evil "C" Heather kicked to the curb over a year ago nor was it malignant. In fact, the biopsy results showed it was a benign growth (that still needed to be removed). It is a possibility tumors like it will grow on her body in the future - as this tends to happen to dogs that have them - but we will evaluate those growths individually if that time comes.
Yesterday, we went back to the V-E-T to have the stitches on her tail removed. All but two were taken out. The incision wound still has a bit of healing yet to go but the V-E-T was happy to see how well it was healing and that there was no sign of infection. We go back to the V-E-T in five days to remove the remaining stitches. Then, we just wait until the hair on her tail grows back before putting yet another health scare fully and completely behind us! Oh, and I'm happy to report Heather hasn't had any more bottom explosions since she was taken off those medications.
We couldn't be happier for or more proud of our sweet Heather Beather with this news. She has taken each thing life has dealt her with stride and always comes out on top - smiling when she does. As always, we appreciate your love and support during this health scare. Thank you to all who reached out with concern for our little girl. We look forward to sharing even more good news soon. Did we mention someone did their very first ArRRoO last week?! Can you guess who it was: Heather or Mr. K?