Close friends of Saffron know that she had a lump removed, which is a sarcoma of the type usually associated with the shoulder blades [sometimes called an injection site sarcoma]. Well, Dr Mark had a narrow margin of clear tissue around it, but it has come back. If it had been where it originally appeared, on her flank by her leg, removal of the leg would have been an option, but it's over a rib, and this, apparently, is a no-can-do op. We have been advised that to remove the new lump so soon would be unkind as it would likely be back again in another 6 weeks.
So, we are told she might have months, or she might have years, and as these lumps are rarely painful, she can live with a big lump for a long while. And she has as long as she has. So here are some random pics of Saffron, including her scar.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
The run has been up for more than a month now, and I am sorry not to have posted pics before. Life has been hectic, not least Saffron having a lump, which was removed and has come back. Sadly it's over a rib and removing it is not a real option, Dr Jenny says. We just love her for as long as she has. Leo has had a dental and a tummy shave and handled the anaesthetic well. He's been enjoying time in the garden on his lead; he finds the run rather challenging to get into [leaping off the windowsill to the ground or rather, having trouble getting up]