Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I got the blood report back yesterday and everything came through just fine.  He didn't have any heart worms, which I could have told her.  Anyway, his blood is fine.

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.



Vickie said...

Good for you! Good for Pierre! I know, we had to save a while before we could afford Murphy's dental. We just had that done.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm so glad ! I have to save for Pierre's too. Bet Murphy's teeth are really white now.

Hugs to Mable, Henry and Murphy,
Marilyn and Pierre

Tom said...

good news

littlemancat said...

Thanks so much for letting us know how Pierre's vet visit went. Sounds like a much nice place and certainly a much better plan/price! And kindness means so much, doesn't it. I wouldn't care for a vet and vet techs who don't pet or comfort an animal.
And Happy Groundhog's Day too!
Give Pierre a hug from Max and me [even if Max is a kitty!}


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Tom,
That is good news !!!!!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Mary,
It is a nice place and certainly a much better plan/price. Animals like kindness too. Happy Groundhog's Day. Pierre likes kitties. Some of them don't like him.

Hugs to you and Max,
Marilyn and Pierre

Anonymous said...

It's good to read your post about the second vet and her opinion.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Anonymous,
O, I feel so much better.


Angela Tucker said...

Good afternoon, Marilyn. Much better news. I'm sure that you feel relieved. Have a good evening.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn: I'm so glad you got good news about Pierre and a much better estimate on the cost of surgery. Both are a relief! Carol in SC

Vanssmomc said...

Good evening Marilyn, so happy to hear the news about Pierre. I am very relieved for you and I am sure you are feeling so much better now. Give Pierre some extra loving from all his fans!! Cathy in Webster

kymber said...

sooo happy that Pierre will be taken good care of! but he looks pretty funny in the pic...looks like he has just seen a ghost - bahahahah!

but i am really glad that you feel better Marilyn. your friend,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,
The second vet was sure a load off my mind. I trust her. Also pleased that her bill is a lot lower. Also like she gave me an itemized estimate that shows what all the money is going, too. I think Pierre is happier with her than the other vet, too. So once I can get the money - he will have surgery. Forgot to ask if she will have to keep him over night, but I don't think so.

Don't think Pierre really wanted me to take the above picture. Think he really wanted to get down.

Thank you all for your prayers. I will let you know when the surgery is.


Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn, So glad you got an encouraging report on Pierre. Praying all will go well with the surgery+the pathology is negative for cancer.
How's Anna doing thus far? Must have been quite a fall! Has she ever broken a bone before? Praying she will heal well+strong! Blessings to all, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
Oh, it is a encouraging report on Pierre. Sure hope the Lord has Pierre go through the surgery well and that it is negative for cancer.

Anna is doing well. She is still trying to do more than she should, but her family is trying to keep her down. I will have to ask her if she ever broke a bone before - I don't know.

Blessings to you and yours,

Rosemary said...

I am so happy for Pierre and for you. Comtinued prayers.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Rosemary,
I am feeling so much better now. Thank you for your continued prayers. They mean so much.