I took Salsa to the vet this afternoon to have her foot checked and re-bandaged.
When I got there, they took both of us to an exam room instead of just taking Salsa to the back for her bandage. The assistant said her test results were in and that the doctor will explain them to me instead of calling. Hmmm? That had me a little worried. Salsa might have sensed that because she sat close to me and leaned hard against my leg. She's such a sweetheart. I snapped a picture...
The lab report showed that it was a malignant melanoma. But, in the words of the vet, "it sounds much worse than it is". This type of cancer has a very low likelihood of reoccurring and it doesn't metastasize. That's good! The vet said he was surprised when he did the surgery to find that it was worse than he'd expected. But, he feels that he got all of it. This one seemed to grow fast. So, we'll be checking her feet and between her toes at least once a month to make sure it doesn't come back.
She got another new bandage and this one seems to be more comfortable for her than the last.
I'll take her back again on Monday for another check. They said it's healing very well and that this should be the last bandage. I'm sure she'll be very happy about that. I know that we will.