Jack, a 3 year old beagle, came to VESCONE needing a large mass removed from his right hind leg and inguinal area. The tumor weighed about 3.5 lbs and was so large it was interfering with his ability to walk.
Jack was rescued from a shelter in the Midwest--where he was close to being euthanized if he did not find a home. Luckily, his current family found him through PetFinder!
Dr. Steve Fish, one of our surgeons at VESCONE, performed the tumor resection yesterday. It was a tough case as it was so large and had a lot of blood vessels that needed to be removed along with the tumor. A Jackson Pratt drain was placed to reduce fluid and tissue swelling in the area where the tumor was removed. The yellow vest he has on is help to keep his drain in place.
Jack stayed overnight here at VESCONE under the care of our critical care team. He has been on IV fluids and pain medication.
Happily Jack is walking and doing well today-- thanks to his owners and Dr. Fish working together.
We love Jack – he is pictured here with Victoria, his ICU nurse.