Day 4 – more to come

NOT for the squeamish…

At 4:45 p.m. I got a call from the BO that Tristan had extruded a bloody mass of tissue about 6 inches long that looked to be still attached to his anus area.

I told him I was on my way and would put in a call to my vet. The vet said to call her when I had seen it and report back. When I got there, here was the initial view which I messaged her via phone….

Once I had a chance to really examine it, the tissue/bloodclot was only attached by hair. It was a gelatinous, semi firm mass of tissue and blood.

I talked with the vet and we both agree that this was probably internal tissue that died due to the long term infection. Draining this stuff out can only be for the good and as long as it is draining, no antibiotics. Maybe another round after it all closes up. It helped that I could send a pic via cellphone so no need for a vet call this time.

After I cut off the clot from the hair and cleaned him up some here was the view. It definitely seems smaller to me then what we started out with.  When I thought this was the cancer deciding to activate, I really didn’t believe we had a chance, but I’m becoming more optimistic about the long term outcome as we work through it.

All legs normal in size (even a change from this morning). More mobile and actively grazing with his buddies. Was the first to approach me in the field. Thankfully, he’s a good patient and stands still for all this examination, poking and prodding, soaping and rinsing off because, as usual, I’m by myself.

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2 Responses to Day 4 – more to come

  1. Kathy says:

    Oh yuck! Poor Tristan.

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