Argus had the tumor on his chest removed today. It just wouldn’t stop bleeding.While we certainly didn’t want to put Argus through more than he’s already suffered, we were having to change the bandages every couple of hours and it wasn’t going to get any better.
A lot of blood (his) and a lot of tears (mine) were shed yesterday.
Dr. Sutter was able to mildly sedate him and use a local anesthetic for the procedure. He suspects the tumor was a kind of hemangioma, which may or may not be cancerous (but probably is). He was not expecting so many blood vessels feeding the tumor and remarked about the number of clamps he had to use as well as the significant blood loss. Argus walked out of there looking like quite the wounded soldier — blood spatters everywhere and glazed eyes.
We’re happy to have him home with us again. His appetite seems good and he’s resting comfortably.