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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

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    It wasn't very big.. maybe the size of a U.S. nickel.. The vet drew us a picture of how the incision would look. He had to start maybe 1/2" above the spot and end 1/2" below it (cutting around the hystiocytoma on both sides)..

    Since Kevin is all skin-and-bones... i was worried there wouldn't be enough skin to pinch together for the suture.. but some how he was able to do it (The vet didn't laugh at that joke either... )
    Lol!!! Yeah I'm sure he had enough and them some!!

    Curious as to why the vet wanted to remove it? I was under the impression that after a few months they go away on their own? Although it was in an awkward spot, I usually have only seem them on the legs or the head in bulldogs here on EBN.


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    Hard at work recovering...



    Wife sent me this picture this morning... not sure whats worse is that he's normally not allowed on the bed.. or that its my side of the bed!
    That's a great shot! I'm happy he's home.

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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Curious as to why the vet wanted to remove it? I was under the impression that after a few months they go away on their own? Although it was in an awkward spot, I usually have only seem them on the legs or the head in bulldogs here on EBN.
    They normally go away in 2-3 months...

    We had it removed for 2 reasons:
    1) Once Kevin started scratching at it, things got a bit bloody (we'd wake up and his entire side would be covered in blood). Other then hogtying him we couldn't get him to stop kicking it with his back leg (for a chubby little guy he's very limber). The Histiocytoma didn't bother him.. it was the scab/sores that he caused once he made it start bleeding.
    2) Having the vet remove it we could send it off for a biopsy... just to be safe.

    Since it was a very quick procedure, relatively inexpensive (~$100), and would reduce the 'healing time' from months to weeks.. slicing it off seemed the best option.

    If it was in any other spot, or he had not started scratching at it we would have let it heal on its own

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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

    Good luck! Sending positive thoughts your way!
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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    They normally go away in 2-3 months...

    We had it removed for 2 reasons:
    1) Once Kevin started scratching at it, things got a bit bloody (we'd wake up and his entire side would be covered in blood). Other then hogtying him we couldn't get him to stop kicking it with his back leg (for a chubby little guy he's very limber). The Histiocytoma didn't bother him.. it was the scab/sores that he caused once he made it start bleeding.
    2) Having the vet remove it we could send it off for a biopsy... just to be safe.

    Since it was a very quick procedure, relatively inexpensive (~$100), and would reduce the 'healing time' from months to weeks.. slicing it off seemed the best option.

    If it was in any other spot, or he had not started scratching at it we would have let it heal on its own

    Sounds like he needed it removed for sure! You made the right choice. Thanks for responding, hoping it can help others in the future.


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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

    I hope Kevin is doing well today-poor little skinny thing!
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    Default Re: Kevin is at the vet having his Histiocytoma removed..

    Aww so glad to be reading this update, and that Kevin's surgery went well and he's on the road to recovery. It was a good decision to do the surgery, and having the biopsy done will give you peace of mind. I'm sure he'll be healed up soon and back to himself. Feel better Buddy, and tell Dad to share his side of the bed. Lol. Don't ,et him be a bed hog.
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    Awww love the pictures hope he get all better soon

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