Friday, May 5, 2017

Tumor Be Gone Miracle

Photo taken one hour after surgery on 5/3/2017
 Two years ago, Jake had a small size of a BB tumor on lower right lid. It grew and grew, May of 2016 the vet said we need to remove the growth, I will have to take part of the lid. cost 719.00. We refused the surgery not because of cost but Jake is OLD and twice with other dogs his age, they had surgery and were never the same. Max almost died from the anesthesia at 12. Fast forward a year, the thing covered his eye, then he kept pawing at it until it was hanging out and down. At the annual this past Wed. I asked to see the vet we love, he is old school, and saved Jake as a puppy. He is not young and new and by the book.  (see tab Jakes story above)

I said to the vet, we don't want to put him under to do the surgery, Bob says if his dad was alive he would just hold him down and cut it off... The vet said, I can do that. And I will do that. He came back with scissors, put deadening drops in Jakes eye, two assistants held his head, while I tried not to cry, and snip snip snip and it was gone. He had his annual with bloodwork and all his shots and surgery and was done in 15 minutes.

The vet said Jake is amazing. he said the first snip he did not know what was coming, but the 2nd and 3rd he did and he never even flinched.  It gone and will grow back in a year or 2 but vet said, if it grows back I will snip it again.... that was the first miracle. the 2nd was the fact he charged us NOTHING. it was included in the annual exam/shots..... and Jake is so happy, he can see and no big marble hanging out of his eye. It is not a malignant tumor but a common one in older dogs.

Thank you Lord, for answered prayers

13 comments:

Jo said...

Aye and AMEN! Praise God for this miracle that Jake is healed and comfortable again. What a darling old boy he is to not flinch when the vet snipped at his eye. I was just thinking too: If I was there, I'd have held him while Bob snipped it off. But good that you had the vet and also confirmed it's not malignant but one of the signs of old age in dogs. Oh I am SO happy for you both and for darling Jake. Please give him a big hug from all the menagerie here on a Farm in Africa! xx

Ginny Hartzler said...

Double WOW! I just read this aloud to Phil. This vet is pure GOLD!! And Jake is such a good boy! I would have given him hundreds of treats afterwards. GREAT and inspirational story, GOOD BOY, Jake!!!!

SweetMarie said...

this is such wonderful news!!! so happy for your boy, Jake!!! you have a vet, wow!!
Roxy has one on her eyelid that is growing. I'm asking the vet about it when we see them again. :)

hugs!!
Marie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a nice blessing you received. So glad it was rather simple for Jake.

Mevely317 said...

'Sitting over here with tears in my eyes. Thank God for that wonderful, caring vet!
Kisses to Jake!

Casey said...

How pawesome! I'm glad you were able to get rid of that yucky thing.

Ann Thompson said...

That vet is a keeper. Good boy Jake for behaving so well through it

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra....this makes me cry with joy for you....so, so glad. Even though I didn't know beforehand.

Inger said...

I was going to write exactly what Rose did above. I am so very happy that tears came to my eyes. Good old Jake, good old vet. Our vet is young but just the same, his quick action saved Samson's eyesight back in 2012.

KB Bear said...

That is a wonderful vet. Jake deserved a miracle. Perhaps your vet is the miracle in and of himself :)

Yay, Jake. Enjoy seeing clearly, my friend.

Denise inVA said...

Your vet is an angel, what a great guy. So glad Jake is clear of that tumor.

Astro said...

Jake, you are truly blessed.

xo Astro

Pam Jackson said...

Yay for the vet and for Jake being such a big boy about it. Great job. Dakota would have went bonkers! Glad Mr. Jake is fine.