|I saw Munson briefly this morning at SASH, still in good spirits and giving malamutes a great name due to his sweet nature. I took him for a spirited walk around the hospital before returning him to one of the veterinary nurses. There were a few confused looks back over the shoulder as he was escorted up the corridor, with only my verbal encouragement to set him at ease again. |
Surgery was completed a short time ago, with the report that everything went well and no fancy tricks like skin-flap transplants were needed to close the wound. When such transplant options were discussed with me on Monday, the warning was that “hair would be going in every direction”, but I assured the doctor that this was not an unfamiliar hazard to a malamute owner. His youth, vitality and positive demeanour are just as conducive to getting through this as with any human facing a cancer diagnosis.
Munson’s oncologist will update me in the morning with his recuperation progress and talk to me more about radio/chemo-therapy options.