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mhabca
24th June 2010, 03:33 PM
Mika goes in this morning for the surgery on her cherry eye or tumor. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Ciren
24th June 2010, 03:47 PM
fingers crossed and keep us updated please.

sarahso
24th June 2010, 04:58 PM
hope everything goes well, thoughts are with you

mhabca
24th June 2010, 08:27 PM
Surgery is done. Mika is recovering comfortably. It was not cherry eye, but some kind of a growth. They are sending it off to Saskatoon for analysis. She is awfully young for cancer, but I guess you never know. I can bring her home in a couple of hours and hopefully the vet can tell me a bit more then.

mhabca
25th June 2010, 01:46 AM
The growth was right on the white part of her eye ball. Poor little thing. She's still completely dozy. They've given me 4 days worth of pain killers and 7 days of antibiotics to combat any infection. I feel so bad for her. I'm glad she can just sleep it off though. We'll know more after the biopsy towards the end of next week.

merello
25th June 2010, 11:36 AM
Hope the growth is nothing to worry about and the biopsy results come back favourably. Sending big hugs to Mika :hug:

Nicki
25th June 2010, 12:21 PM
I'm sorry to hear that this was a growth - very unusual in a young dog.

Paws crossed that everything is ok - please keep us posted.

Tania
25th June 2010, 02:02 PM
Hope everything is ok, thinking of you. :hug:

kind regards

Jasperxxgabby
25th June 2010, 04:16 PM
Hope everything is okay and the results will come back harmless :flwr:
Sending Mika hugs and I hope she is recovering well after her op, bless her :)

mhabca
13th July 2010, 05:09 AM
We finally got the results back from Mika's biopsy on her eye lump. The good news is that it is not cancer. And, the bad news is not that bad. She has "nodular episcleritis", which is basically an autoimmune disease. Her body for some reason is fighting against itself and produced this lump.

A couple of steroid drops in the eye four times a day for the first week and then three times a day after that SHOULD take care of it. She'll likely have to be on these drops the rest of her life (time to wean her off those treats we've been giving her after her drops - I think we'll change to a couple of frozen peas).

The vet said it may affect her other eye at some point, but not necessarily and there will be no other ill effects whatsoever.

Right now, her eye looks great and hopefully the drops will keep it that way. There are side effects of steroids, but since she is only getting drops in her eye and not ingesting it, the vet is not worried about that, but did tell me what to watch out for (big belly, dry fur, lots of drinking). If that happens, we take blood to monitor her hormones and try a different drug, but he really doesn't think we have to worry about that.

So in the end, she'll likely have to be on eye drops the rest of her life, but other than that, everything will be normal. I can certainly live with that!