Surgery a success!

Dachshund Cocoa Had Her Surgery

Today was the big day for Cocoa. Not only did she get the tumor removed (which is happily on the way to lab to be tested) but Cocoa got her first ever teeth cleaning, four teeth pulled, plus her nails clipped and her ears cleaned and one other unmentionable procedure dealing with a gland at her back end. Yikes! The vet said she was a great patient and she really came through with flying colors.

Cocoa is resting comfortably beside two of her foster sisters. Every one is thrilled she is safe and sound. I have crafted a fabric collar for her to protect the sutures from dirt and scratching out the cuff of an old shirt sleeve. The more traditional Elizabethan collar couldn’t be used due to the location of the stitches.

A small dish of yummy soft canned food was a real treat for Cocoa this afternoon. Boy was she hungry. One week of antibiotics and pain relievers and she’ll be good as new. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for a negative test result from the lab.

A huge thank you to all her supporters. Thanks for the cards and emails and posts to this site. Please check back in a week for an update from the vet. We may still have a long road ahead of us if she needs radiation.

Generous donations from strangers

Cocoa was in a great mood all day especially after several special people made donations to her fund. A special thanks goes out to Gerald of  Treasure Island Florida…and the lady at  St. Pete Beach Veterinary Clinic;  two complete strangers who gave generously to  Dachshund Cocoa’s cancer fund.

Today, Dachshund Cocoa went to another vet for a second opinion. Pretty much the same; the tumor has to come out and there is no way to know if it is malignant cancer until a biopsy is sent off to the lab. 

Cocoa got lots of extra loving today from everyone First Bank, Buttons, Bangles, & Beads, Beach Hair Affair, Publix and Pinch-a-Penny Pool Supply.  Thanks to everyone for your concern. Please pass on Cocoa’s link to everyone you know.

Soon it will be time to have a garage sale to raise more funds…we have a long way to go as I have said before, but every little bit helps. So please donate today. If you have already donated please share this site on Facebook or Twitter. You can sign in below and share with all your friends; please post it on your wall. If you want to comment you can also sign in as a guest, your email will not show up on this site once you sign in. Thanks.

 

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