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Friday, May 1, 2009

No More Stitches

Maggie got her stitches out today and got the go-ahead from the vet to start resuming her normal activities.   She can even go back to agility, as long as she takes it slow for the first while.

We are still waiting for the final pathology report.  The latest news that I have is the preliminary lymph node report which showed reactivity within the removed lymph node.  The lab needed to do a cell stain test to determine which cells are active - regular lymph node cells or cancerous cells.   Reactivity in the lymph node could be the body's natural response to the initial surgery (the lymph node just doing it's job) or it could mean that the mast cells invaded the lymph node.  The vet that removed Maggie's stitches today said that there is probably a 75% chance that the active cells are just normal lymph node cells.  I hope she is right, but the longer the results are taking, the more nervous I am getting.


  1. YA for Maggie, I can;t wait to see her running again! I can't believe you still haven't heard, but I guess they are doing the best they can, it sounds promising though!

  2. WOOOHOOO!! No more stitches for Maggie!!

    She will be sooo very happy to get back to agility again!

    We've got all of our paws crossed for you Maggie. We just know those results are going to come back good!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  3. Still keeping our fingers crossed for good lymph nodes. Diana