A couple of weeks ago I took our blind and deaf dog Spinner to our veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr. Sarah Hoy, for surgery on an eyelid tumor. The growth was on the edge of the eyelid and had begun rubbing on her eyeball. On Tuesday of this week it was time to take Spinner back for a re-check exam and to have the sutures removed, which is what Dr. Hoy is doing in the photo above. Her vet tech Patty is holding Spinner still, which wasn't easy -- Spinner was one nervous girl, and panting so hard it made suture removal a bit challenging.
But the growth was benign, fortunately, and the surgery site healed quite nicely. With sutures successfully removed, Spinner was relieved to get back in the van for the trip home. In all the years we've had her -- she first came in 2005 -- she's rarely ever been sick or had to make a trip to the vet clinic, so she wasn't thrilled with this experience. Her view was, "Get me outta here."
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