Abby is having surgery this morning. She has two little masses on her right abdomen, 5 mm and 8 mm (small, thankfully). The vet and I looked at a needle aspirate of one and that one looks like it's probably a mast cell tumor. It is pink and the other, smaller one is dark red-purple. From what I have read these tumors can have very varied appearances. On the bright side, her bloodwork was excellent....hopefully these are low grade lesions and excision will be curative. Please send her some good vibes this morning....I had to work so hubby is taking her in and I'm picking her up this afternoon. I'm also bringing the lesions in to process at my pathology lab this weekend and my docs are going to look at the slides with me next week. One of them has done a little vet path on the side.
She has a third lesion on her right side but it's very small and looks more like a tiny cyst--she's prone to sebaceous cysts--I've had to open and drain 3 on her over the years. Hopefully the two on her abdomen are the only ones we have to worry about. I'm asking him to do wide excisions on both to get clean margins. I'm a wreck this morning, so I could use a few calm down vibes myself...my sweet girl....she's so loving and trusting.