Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Today, I took him to Dr. Leigh M. Semilof, DVM who owns Williamson Animal Hospital. She took a look at Pierre's lump and said it was a cyst. She said it should be removed because it will continue to get larger whether it is cancer or it isn't. She tried to take a needle full out, but could only get a couple of drops. She said it could wait a couple of months, but no longer than that. Here is her estimate of what it will cost. Now sit down because you won't believe this Ready !! $225.00 to maybe $445.00. That is over $600.00 lower than the other vet.
Because of Pierre's age and health, she felt the $225.00 would take care of it, but she wanted to go high in case something did come up. She said you never know what might come up until you get a patient opened. I know when she did Rickie's to remove his tumor, she didn't have any problems and he was ten years old.
After the operation she would send the cyst to find out if it is cancerous or not. She plans on removing the cyst and surrounding material so if it is cancer, she has it all out. Her personal thought is it is not cancer, but wants to make sure.
I have to go over my finances and see how this is going to work, but I do feel much better having gone to her and I think Pierre liked it better there than at the previous vet. She petted and cuddled Pierre where the other place only touched him where they had to. I decided she is the one that will do the surgery.
I have a copy of her surgery bill, but she writes just like an MD and you can't read her writing to well, but I think I got most of what the bill is for.
Anyway, I feel better now. Once, I get the money, I will get the surgery done immediately.