Well it's not very good news I'm afraid. It seems that Beki has ovarian cancer.
She had a tumour the size of a tennis ball in one of her ovaries. Mehmet has done a full hysterectomy and removed both ovaries.
Mr A waited with her when she had the anaesthetic this morning and Mehmet has been phoning him every hour with updates, and Mr A then phones me.
It seems that the operation went well and Mehmet says he cannot see any signs that the cancer has spread. Of course this is something that will remain uncertain, but we are trying to be optimistic.
The latest update half an hour ago was that Beki had come round from the anaesthetic and seems OK so far. Mehmet is monitoring her closely and is reluctant to discharge her until he is confident that she is recovering well. So she may have to stay there tonight.
We'll know more later and I'll keep you posted.
I'm not religious as you know, but I am so grateful to have found Mehmet. I know it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to find another Turkish vet prepared to perform this operation on a dog. Most of them don't consider dogs worth the trouble. So in my own peculiar non-religious way, I am thanking something (I'm not sure what) for making this wonderful vet appear in our lives just when we needed him most.