seems like 5 weeks not visiting the vet for making a surgery appointment is more than enough: This time it's Joy's turn. Joy was lucky enough that she didn't had to go in surgery by now, she "only" catched a tough cold once and had colics thereafter due the medicine she had to take back then (OMG, I felt so sorry for Joy, do you ever saw a pet rat / rodent having colics? It looks terrible!!). Well, the lump seemed to be well operable, you could easily sway it. Yesterday then, Joy went in surgery.
|Joy (Snow) is the mummy of Evora and Mariko. I took care of her as she became pregnant back then|
My mum again had the task to bring Joy to the vet in the morning. Im really more than thankful that my mum stand in for me. Last week I started working at my new workplace and due to that Im currently not able to take time off. In the afternoon, I picked Joy up at the vet and I was delighted to see that she is doing well. Im glad that the lump didn't growed that much - the smaller the tumour the smaller the risk and pain. According to my vet, the tumour has been benign.
|Joy, a few hours after the surgery. The wound seems not to bother her in anyway..|
Joy has to spend the next week in a separate cage in order her she can recover and, this is actually the more important / truer aspect, her wound can heal completely without getting gnawed by her rat mates. Compared with Mariko, Joy is easy to handle. She is a pretty nozy, unprejudged and patient. But maybe, she is simply unconcerned. ^__^ Going to the vet with Joy is always "enJOYable" and she even takes the acerbically medicine freely.
|such a cutie!|
By the way, next surgery appointment is just around the corner: Mariko got a lil lump again and she got a sort of pneumonia which is hard to treaten. By now, no medicine worked... well, we will see what the future brings.. :-/