I wondered if some (or all) of you might be a bit fed up with my progress reports on Beki. But then I looked at all your lovely comments and good wishes and realised what good friends you have all become, and how you are always there to encourage and support me through the bad times as well as the good.
Mehmet did an excellent job. Not only that he took the trouble to phone Mr A hourly with progress reports. What a dedicated man he is.
The operation was a difficult one. She had a much larger incision than was expected. There was also a little worry about bleeding after the op, which Mehmet monitored closely, saying that if necessary he would open her up again. It wasn't a big problem. He knew what was causing it, and eventually the bleeding stopped and she was OK.
She had more anaesthetic than would normally be given. Mehmet says because she is such a strong girl and so well looked after, it took more to knock her out. But she also came round well too, with no after effects. She continued to improve throughout the day so it wasn't necessary for her to stay in overnight. We collected her at 7.30pm.
Mehmet is pretty confident that the cancer hasn't spread, but he will do a scan in about 10 days time to make sure, and will continue to follow her progress with regular examinations.
She had a comfortable night. She managed to get out into the garden to have a wee..always a good sign. Mehmet gave me two syringes, painkiller and antibiotic, which I gave her this morning. She was very drowsy this morning, a little hungry, and ate bread and warm milk from my hand.
Poppy was absolutely delighted to see her. She had spent the entire day sitting on the top step of the balcony staring at the gate...waiting.
But best of all...5 minutes ago the sheep went past the house...and Beki started barking. You always know they're on the mend when the barking returns.
Overall I am delighted.
(Out of interest Mehmet charged us just 130 lira...about £45...for all of this. Unbelievable! And proof that he puts the welfare of animals before profit....what a treasure he is)
Thankyou again all of you for showing concern. Those of you with pets will understand what I've been through. They become part of our families and mean so much to us.