The internist called today after carefully reviewing all her films and charts. She feels the most likely cause of her lung issues is due to her past heartworm (you cannot get a definitive diagnosis without a lung biopsy which is too invasive..but this is the most likely cause). She said the biggest concern for Cheyenne will be going in and out of the anesthesia. During surgery..it is a very controlled situation..so no worries during the surgery itself. She said she will have a critical care team present and that she too will be present (the internist). She gives her a good chance of survival. She said that due to the fact that this tumor will probably rupture causing mass infection and psepsis...and that she is at a great risk for pyrometria...she highly recommends going forward. She said...if it were MY DOG...I would do it. I have to put faith in that statement. I won't lie...I am terrified.
SO Surgery Date is Tuesday, February 8th.
We are just trying to get the rest of the Chip In donated if we can!
Thank you for any help you can give.