My apologies to my Followers for the distinct lack of Posts (including my Saturday music Posts) for this past couple of weeks. The main reason was the surgical procedure necessary for our beloved Ray’s good health, with complications due to this time of year being heavily committed to other projects.
However … to Ray! He was diagnosed with a mast cell tumour which was surgically removed just over two weeks ago. We have been advised that the tumour was a subcutaneous mast cell and, as such, was not graded as 90% of them are benign. The vet’s opinion is that there is no known reason to believe anything other than he should live into his senior years!
His incision is a little over 4 ins long, and clearly giving him some discomfort as he periodically wants to lick the area. It is our understanding that occasional licking is not an issue, and allowing air circulation to it will speed recovery however, if it becomes obsessive, we may have to put his “onesie” back on him for a while!
Ray has had a very eventful life for so many reasons, many of which are captured in my book about him “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” which is available from all the usual on-line book retailers. Click book cover in right column (may have to scroll) for more information, and there are many reviews at amazon.com. All net profits will go to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society (our local shelter).