Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kayla had surgery today...

Well, TaTa, or Kayla to us adults, had surgery today. She had a suspicious lump on her bottom jaw...the right side. I took her to the vet and he said she needed a skull X-ray, fine needle aspiration and biopsy. She needed her teeth done BADLY so we said ok. She went NPO after 2100 yesterday and was dropped off at 0800 this morning. They drugged her up, took blood samples, did the biopsy, aspiration, and skull X-ray and then I got a call at work........they said the aspiration showed suspicious cells, but the skull X-ray showed no bone involvement. An onc. specilalist was consulted and said if they (meaning us) want to do chemo and RT then do a wedge resection and if they don't you can try and excise it completely and then go from there. So I told the DVM to get a chest film and check for mets. So I waited and then I got another call at work......the chest film showed calcifications, an enlarged heart, and two iffy areas. A RT specialist was consulted and he said he did not feel she had any lung mets at this time and to proceed with the procedure. So Kayla was intubated, the mass excised, her teeth cleaned, polished, flouride treatment, nails trimmed, etc. I just picked her up and she is groggy and whiney. She had some diarrhea at the vets due to anxiety and also probably from the bag of caramel candies and wrappers that she inhaled (prior to 2100) yesterday! The mass was very vascular and it had a spider-web appearance.....again suspicious. They cannot be sure that they got all of it due to the fact that it was spiderwebby. We will have to wait and see what the pathology shows and then we will adress all the issues. For right now though our girl is home and getting boiled chicken and rice and loving it! Keep those fingers crossed. Grandpa Bruce is going to watch her at his house so Mommy and the boys can still have their Easter party and Kayla can just rest. Thanks Grandpa!

3 comments:

Laura said...

We'll keep Kayla in our prayers!

The Grabowski Family said...

How is she doing? she is in our prayers.

Kim Cervone said...

I didn't know Kayla was sick. I'm sory she (and you) had to go through that.We too will be praying that she is well!