Monty’s surgery did not start until a little after 4pm yesterday, and his surgery took longer than expected so I did not get the phone call from the surgeon until about 7:15pm. At that time, I was hosting my usual quiz at McClellan’s Brewing, but the staff and quizzers alike were super supportive of me having to pause the quiz and take the call to make sure Monty made it out of surgery okay.
This morning, CSU called a little after 8am updating me that Monty did well through the night and had a pretty good appetite as well. They said he was doing great this morning and that I could pick him up after 11am, so I went and got him right at 11.
So now we are home! Monty is quite alert, although a little droopy/drugged up (he’s got some pretty sweet pain medications to give him comfort). Now begins the healing process. At this moment, he is napping by the door and drooling all over the place. He gets three medications three times a day at different intervals, so I am working on making a chart to keep track of it all. In 10-14 days, Monty will go back to the vet to have a check up appointment and make sure everything is healing correctly. And in 7-10 days we will hear back from the lab as to whether or not the tumor was completely removed. If the lab results come back that the tumor is fully gone, Monty is cured of cancer. (!!!)
I will make sure to do an update once we hear back from the lab and know our status in this cancer battle. Thank you to everyone who has been so amazing and supportive during this process. I am forever in your debt!! ❤
Ryan has lovingly set up a donation page for Monty’s surgery. If you would like to support Mr. Montague in his surgery and recovery, please consider making an investment in his future as a derper dog (due to the tongue hanging out situation that we now have!). Thank you ❤
Dear Jenna and Monty, I am so glad the surgery is over and that he is doing well. I suppose the cone he must wear will distract him somewhat during his recovery, and hope you will get the good news that your sweet boy is cancer free. Just know many well wishes are being sent Monty’s way!