Well the tail is gone!
After they shaved the area for surgery the Vet discovered a few more lumps that looked suspicious - so we decided to go the amputation route.
Her butt looks quite cute now, she's got a little stump like a rottie - but it's fuzzy
I think it's gonna be a very wriggly butt instead of a waggy tail
I have not been able to have a really good look at it yet, I'll check it out and take some pictures in the morning if she's feeling a bit better.
She still very groggy and asleep in her crate - I have an elizabethan collar here in case she wants to bother her sutures. She had pain relief and I got some painkillers for the next few days.
She's been a bit confused by the lack of tail, she's fine laying down but when she gets up she spins around to her butt.
It's so hot here, over 104 degrees
Makes keeping her comfortable in the crate pretty tricky. (we don't have a good aircon)
Ask your vet about giving neurontin (gabapentin) for a few weeks post-surgery
msvette2u would you recommend this routinely or just if she shows symptoms of phantom pain?
My Vet is very good at what she does but they are a real country vet practice, very matter of fact - she didn't mention anything about drugs incase of phantom pain, is that a common occurrence?
Now it's just fingers crossed that nothing bad has spread to any other part of her body - we should get the pathology results off the tail on tuesday. Fingers crossed it was a localised thing!!!!