Today Tristan and I went to the vets to get Gilligan's drain removed and to have his arm/wrist bandage changed. The biopsy results also came in. You know it is bad news when the results are going to be given to you straight from the doctor.
Gilligan's paw is a Stage 2 Cell Mass (or something...I just can't think clearly anymore, I didn't even bother bringing a pad and paper because I have been functioning at about 50% of capacity since my mom passed away and declined to 30% after Gilligan's surgery). Basically the mass is malignant. We go to see an oncologist sometime (the appointment has yet to be made). Sadly in the past few days I have felt more bumps.
Now considering he had 17, of which 5 were removed (1 of which was malignant), but now he has 2 more (one on his neck area and one on his side/belly) we are now starting to fight what I might suggest is a losing battle.
The only bright side is that Tristan was supposed to tell me on Friday if Gilligan started biting at his wounds he was supposed to get dressed in a T-shirt and boxers (Gilligan, not Tristan...although frequently Tristan is just dressed in a T-shirt in boxers, which is fine, right?). Well anyway, in my car I had my American Red Cross Blood Donation T-shirt so we could put that on Gilligan.
After getting home we tried to put on a pair of Tristan's boxer shorts. Lets just say Gilligan clearly is WAY better endowed than Tristan.
So we had to go out and get a larger pair of boxer shorts for Gilligan. We decided to go novelity boxers. We so wanted to get a pair in pink that said "Juicy", but that was not to happen.
What we did end up getting was 3 pairs (so if he whizzes or bleeds to much on any pair we can swap out and wash them). Gilligan's three pairs of boxers include:
Simpsons, with pictures of Homer and all sorts of duff beer related products
South Park, with the caption "Rock Star"
Smurfs, with smurfs all over. In fact I considered getting a pair of jammie bottoms with smurfette all over so Gilligan and I could match but "the bank" (aka Tristan) said he would not subsidize our cuteness.
We also considered (but did not buy... cheap bank!) a pair of boxers with Stewie from Family Guy and two different smiley fact boxers (one with a bunch of yellow smileys and one with a psychodelic rainbow with smileys all over).
In fact the psychodelic smiley boxers might have been appropriate if Gilligan had gotten some pain meds. During his visit today, I tried hard to earn him some morphine (or other strong painkiller). Gilligan has been whimpering but the vet suggested it could be that he keeps scratching at his stitches/surgeries (and Gilligan hasn't whimpered since the 2 weeks straight of whimpering he did when he was a puppy).
Since I didn't score him any good pain meds, maybe his new outfit will help. I sure hope so.