The vet gave us two choice...
Remove it meaning he has to go for surgery to remove the three lumps. He will be on general anesthetic remove the lumps, will be on drip and chest will be bandaged up. Will take a month for wounds to completely heal. But this is only possible if his blood test result is okay. Then send the findings to a lab test to find out whether it is cancerous and if it is cancerous, will have to go through another surgery to remove a bigger area to hopefully remove the cancer cells. Removing the lumps alone will cost S$600.
To let it be. The reason for this is because he is not young anymore and operation can sometimes cause complication. However it may or may not spread and we would not know.
After much discussion, we have decided to go ahead with a surgery because we believe strongly that he has many more years ahead of him. So the vet did a blood test to check his heart, liver and kidney. And if everything goes well, he was suppose to go for the operation today.
An hour later, the bood test results came out. His heart, liver and kidney is doing fine however he is anaemic (low red blood cell). And his is really a borderline case. The vet then advised us not to send him for the surgery yet. What we should concentrate right now is to increase his red blood cells. His diet have to be changed too. He has to take red meat everyday and some supplements. And 2-3 weeks later, he will haveto go for another blood test and if his blood cells increase then we can schedule him for the surgery.
Although it may seem like a small problem, but i am pretty worried. I never imagine that he could be anaemic. But i believe strongly that he WILL get better especially with so many of you caring for him. Thank you to everyone who has showed so much concern for him and have asked about him. I really appreciate it.
Boy was clinging to his dad like a small puppy at the vet.