Max was presented to us after his owners discovered a lump on his leg that had grown considerably in a short space of time. Tests results showed bad news for Max; a tumour. On admission to remove the mass, another tumour was discovered. Max’s owners decided that the best thing for Max was to have surgery to remove both masses.
Two days after surgery, Max’s wounds were healing nicely and the laboratory confirmed for us that we’d successfully removed the tumours including margins around it so Max is cancer free! He’ll be on a course of chemotherapy to help stop the cancer returning and I think you’ll all join us in keeping fingers crossed it doesn’t. Max still loves coming into the surgery and always greets us with a waggy tail!
We couldn’t choose just one this month so let us introduce you to Rex!
Rex was rushed into the surgery when his owners found him unable to use his back leg. An X-ray revealed Rex had a nasty fracture which would require risky, complicated surgery. It was decided that the best thing for Rex was to amputate the leg so was operated on that day.
Only one week after his surgery, Rex is walking well and even able to jump! It will still be a couple of weeks before he will be strong enough to go outside but Rex is going from strength to strength.
What Rex’s owners had to say: “He’s doing amazingly well, he’s much happier now he can go all over the house and outside a bit, and him and Pinky seem to be getting on well again. Other that missing a leg he seems to be back to his old self. Thank you again to everyone at Hollyoak for doing such a fantastic job looking after him.”