Luca is home
Luca sends thanks to all his many internet friends for their well-wishes and concern.
He is home---groggy, with silly shaved bracelets on both arms from the IV, a big bandage on his back leg...but home.
All the techs at the hospital were cooing over him and in awe of what a good boy he had been through it all.
The vet surgeon said the procedure went well--the growth didn't go deeper than the skin, so it was fairly easy to remove. They sent it off for testing, but were confident that whatever it was, they removed it all. They did have to make a couple of larger parallel incisions along both sides of lesion to pull the skin closed after removing it--so he's got about 20 stitches total. Narcotic pain meds for tonight and tomorrow. I'm to remove the dressing tomorrow. He has to wear a boot on the foot to keep it dry when he goes out, and no strenuous activity for 14 days...so no agility classes for a while.
He wasn't much interested in anything to eat just yet, so he's just resting now, but I can tell he's very glad to be home. Fanny and baby Ellie are also glad to have him home.
Thanks again for the nice posts. They mean a lot to me.