Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lump Progression

WARNING: some of these photos will be a little graphic, in the horse injury/treatment sense. Not bad - but if you are easily squicked, this is not the blog post for you.

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Discovery of the lump.


Biopsy, chemo beads inserted, suturing.


2 days later


 Last night, almost 2 weeks out.

Changes: definitely smaller. Developing a scab-like appearance, with separation of skin at the edges. Very sensitive - he would not tolerate even a touch of my fingers or the placement of a gauze pad in order to re wrap. It took some doing to get it covered up again. Sutures are holding just fine, no indication of index ion/drainage/irritation at the stitches.

I sent the vet the pictures. She was happy with them. We keep watching and waiting. If the wrap comes off again, he can leave it off as long as he does not try to rub. At this point, the skin had healed together but is stil new.

6 comments:

  1. Interesting! I hope it goes away entirely soon.

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  2. Glad it seems to be healing well!

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  3. so bizarre looking. fingers crossed it keeps getting better!

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  4. Super fascinating! I love a good medical progression post (though not having the material do a medical related post is always preferred) glad to see it looks like it's improving!

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  5. That is gross in a good way. Glad it has shrunk so much!!

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