Wednesday, August 1, 2018

3218. Large neck tumours in 2 Syrian hamsters - surgery



INTERN TO MAKE A FINAL VIDEO

1. June 18, 2018
Consultation. A large neck tumour is seen a few days ago. If it is cancerous, the tumour grows big very fast, I told the lady owner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMSIJGgJyC4

2.  June 18, 2018. Pumpkin. Anaesthesia and surgical removal of neck tumour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDKVWCpIpM

3. June 19, 2018. Post-op wound needs cleaning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SStJ9qnoCj4


4. June 19, 2018. Day 2. 15-hour post-op review of in-patient on Day 2. Some stitches are pulled out. No need to re-stitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrbFbGf3Vf4


5. Follow up in July 13, 2018. No tumour recurrence at this date.




INTERN TO CREATE A FINAL VIDEO

HOOK
A big neck lump palpated. Is it fast growing? Cancerous or not?  Recurrence if cancerous. Save money, not to operate?

POINTS BELOW
1. A Syrian hamster is a family member for this young lady.
2. Anaesthesia is very risky - 27 months old (life span around 30-36 months).
3. Cancerous if rapid growing. Unlikely to completely remove all cancerous cells
4. To operate or not? Owner's consent and decision
5. Surgery. Outcome excellent. Survived.
6. Recurs.

7. No operation. Happy. Live another 2 months.  Passed away in his sleep.
8. Owner's testimonial.  


Aug 4, 2018  10.58 am
This image was taken last night.

 
He passed away in his sleep without much suffering. In fact, he was eating and running till 3 days ago when he slept throughout the day and night except when he was awakened when we gave him his favourite food.  So thanks Dr Sing, for all the care during his stay at your clinic. .








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Case 1 in 2018.  Update on Aug 2, 2018
Syrian hamster survived. However, the tumour recurred. The owner did not want to operate again.











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SMS July 12, 2018
It is very difficult to keep him still. The video is better.



SMS July 13, 2018. 3.50am
Thank you for video. He looks very healthy.

July 13, 2018  7.58 am
Yes he is. Thanks for the good job you have done for him so he can enjoy his old age!


Aug 5, 2018.
Hi Dr Sing, thanks for your concern for Pumpkin, the wound on his neck is fully healed but the tumor has returned last week and grown very big in days, bigger than presurgery. We have considered very long and decided not to let him go through another surgery and we are afraid he may not make it this time. He is still eating and drinking well, can run and climb up and down like normal so we will let him be till he goes. Thanks again!






Aug 3, 2018  10.58 am image
This image was taken last night. He passed away in his sleep without much suffering. In fact, he was eating and running till 3 days ago when he slept throughout the day and night except when he was awakened when we gave him his favourite food.  So thanks Dr Sing, for all the care during his stay at your clinic. .




11.38am
Thank you for feedback. He had much love and care from you.

12.42 am
Smile emoticon.







SMS from Dr Sing on July 28, 2018
Hi
Is pumpkin's neck fully healed? Can you sms 3 photos of his neck area?

SMS from owner on following up on July 28, 2018

Hi Dr Sing, thanks for your concern for Pumpkin, the wound on his neck is fully healed but the tumor has returned last week and grown very big in days, bigger than presurgery. We have considered very long and decided not to let him go through another surgery and we are afraid he may not make it this time. He is still eating and drinking well, can run and climb up and down like normal so we will let him be till he goes. Thanks again!



















Case 2 in August 2017.
 https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2017/08/3128-video-intern-syrian-hamster-has-2.html

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