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Halfway Through Surgery Day!

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Today is the day! It started with me getting up early and taking the dogs out.. They of course didn’t get treats this morning because Nikki wasn’t allowed food, and of course it wouldn’t be right to treat the others.. They didn’t seem to mind too much, I think  they knew something was up. I know that Nikki knew something was up, because she was much more attentive to me and playful than she usually is in the mornings. (She’s always attentive, but this morning she was clinging and playing around like crazy)

After my early phone meeting, Mary and I loaded Nikki into the Tahoe (ok, that’s an understatement, she FLEW into the back and then immediately went forward and jumped into the drivers seat) and headed out to Banfield. We got her all checked in, and then it came time to say goodbye. This is where things got tough… Nikki did NOT want to go in the back with the tech, so I had to walk her to the door and coax her in… We took a bunch of pictures (I’m at the office right now and the camera is home, so will have to post them later) so we’ve got the process all documented…

Then the waiting began…. I had to head into the office after dropping Mary back at home.. This was around 8am…

The process for Nikki was to begin with full chest X-Rays to make sure that there were no mets in her lungs and that everything was OK… Knowing that Dr. Pyne was planning on starting that around 9 or so, I was dreading that phone call starting from about 10… The call never came, and Mary finally couldn’t stand it anymore and called around 3.. Everything was clear, and Nikki is currently in surgery! She’s doing fine, and everything is going exactly to plan!!!

I have another hour here in the office, then I’ll head home and we’ll wait impatiently for that call telling us that we can pick our BabyDog up… But, I thought I would put a quick update out here as to where we were at this moment… WOO HOO!

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9 Responses to “Halfway Through Surgery Day!”

  1.   Tazzie Says:

    Good luck today Baby Nikki! I know how very hard it is for parents to wait, especially when phone calls don’t come when you expect them.

    I assume you will spend a night or two at the hotel (clinic), won’t you?

    Thanks for keeping us posted.

  2.   dsimas Says:

    Sounds like all is going well so far! You cracked me up with the part about Niki jumping in the back of the SUV and then to the front seat. Raven does the same thing, he makes it to the front seat before I can even get around the outside because he knows he’s not supposed to. Rottie thing? 🙂

    I am looking forward to the pics and updates.

    Dawn and Raven

  3.   admin Says:

    Thanks for the update! We’re sure all is going well and look forward to hearing about Nikki’s amazing recovery.

  4.   Ted Says:

    We just got the call that says the surgery is over, and that Nikki did very well! Dr. Pyne also confirmed that the cancer hasn’t appeared to spread, and that the XRays are clear!!!!!!!!! We go in a couple of hours to pick her up!

  5.   jakesmom Says:

    So glad to hear that the x-rays were negative! Whoo! Hoo!!! Keep us posted on how Nikki is doing once you bring her home!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  6.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Good luck! We know things will be fine! Thanks for the update! We can’t wait until Nikki is home where she belongs!

  7.   jerry Says:

    Yeay for negative x-rays! We’re all sending love and pawsitive energy. Try to stay strong and don’t be nervous, everything will be A-O-K. Lots of pups and pawrents here rooting for Nikki K?

  8.   Jana Says:

    So glad to hear Nikki is doing well!! We will continue to pray for her speedy recovery!!

  9.   anyemery Says:

    Great that the x-rays were negative! Lots of hugs from us to Nikki – we’ll keep all fingers and paws crossed that all continues to go well!
    Holly and Holly’s mom

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