Nikki is back from surgery to remove the rest of the mast cell tumours, and has been sleeping most of the day. The Vet said that she didn’t react well to the anaesthetic, and needed a tranquilizer to settle her down.
that Nikki the Weimaraner only has Grade 1 Mast Cell Tumours.
I noticed one when I took her to the Vet to get her yearly vaccinations. And the vet had a look, and after some wallet lightening, we decided that we needed to confirm the severity of the tumours; one way or another.
The first operation was to remove some of the tumours for biopsy. Now we know they are only Grade 1 tumours.
The bad news is that she now needs to get the rest of them cut out. That will happen Thursday week.
He’s developed a bit of a cough, so he’s been off to the vet.
First, the vet thought “enlarged heart, let’s get an x-ray”.
X-ray came back, no, heart looks normal, but “we’ll try him on some heart medicine in any case.”
No difference in cough, or behaviour.
So back to the vet.
“Well since you don’t want to consider heroic measures … “
The first time I heard about heroic measures was in a (fictional) book titled “Goshawk Squadron”, by Derek Robinson. One of the characters was talking about using an axe to remove a patient’s limbs on the battlefield. It was that, or the patient dying. Heroic measures.
Strange to hear a vet say that. And as soon as I heard that, I thought “No, we’ll be letting the dog enjoy his old age while he can.”
Used to be that he’d wait for the Wonder Weimaraner and myself to catch up. Now we wait for him.
Which I don’t mind. One of the few examples of time running slow, which I like.
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Today’s Front (Newspaper) Pages – 609 front pages from 58 countries (and growing)
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TrueCrypt – Free open-source disk encryption software
I use this, not because I’m paranoid, but because my employer blocks the use of EFS and I can’t use Bitlocker.
I used to use PGPdisk, which was equally as good, but not free. TrueCrypt is free.
Password Manager XP
The commercial version is being evaluated by a work colleague of mine. He’s impressed. Password Manager is a password storage system.