|Waiting for the V-E-T...|
A few years back, we discovered a benign growth on Heather's eyelid. In general, it is harmless. Unless, of course, it grows too large and presses on Heather's eye or affects her vision. The V-E-T shaves it off every time Heather has a surgery or a dental procedure. Neither of which Heather has had recently. Until now, it has been nothing more than an "eye sore" and Heather gets along just fine. That changed when I came downstairs to discover dried blood under Heather's left eye.
Off to the V-E-T we went. It appeared Heather scratched the growth accidentally, causing it to open up and bleed. We cleaned up the wound and treated it. All seemed to heal well and I didn't see her messing with it. Then, two weeks later, we found ourselves sitting in the V-E-T's office again - this time, we talked of removing the growth as blood had appeared under her eye once again.
The growth is pressing on Heather's eye now. The only way to remove it is to do so when Heather is under anesthesia. Given the fact Heather has scratched the growth open twice in such a short period of time, it is obvious the growth has started bothering her. As a result, we moved up her next dental appointment to Friday, Nov. 20 so we can shave down this growth once more and offer her some relief. Healing thoughts for sweet Heather Beather are welcome! We'll let you know how it goes.