12/4/20 – Pepper Update — I recently posted about Pepper and the difficulty in deciding whether she should have surgery to remove the tumors knowing they most likely would return if cancerous. Today, Pepper had her surgery and it is not good news. Dr. Zalac contacted me and reported the following:
“Pepper tested negative for FeLV and FIV so we went ahead with the surgery. I removed 2 large growths from the back mammary glands but found another in the left armpit. I suspect the armpit one is a lymph node and I removed that one too. I did not submit for biopsy because with the enlarged lymph node, I feel there is no real need. I also updated vaccines. Hopefully, we can buy her 6-12 months of comfort before it comes back”
I knew when I approved the surgery that the prognosis could be grim but I felt that Pepper deserved a chance to live. Please keep her in your prayers that she does get an opportunity to know love and safety — if only for a short while.
Thank you to our many supporters who have made donations during our $2,500 Match Campaign. All ancillary expenses to operate 4 Paws 1 Heart is donated by our Board. – diana