Patient of the Day: Nessie

This beautiful girl is Nessie, who had 4 hours of MAJOR surgery yesterday and is being such a good patient! Nessie had a nerve sheath tumor affecting her left front leg. Her tumor was on her 8th cervical nerve and was causing unrelentingĀ pain. Dr. Lane had to remove the affected nerve from the spinal cord. Nessie then had to have her left front leg amputated because the nerve that was affected by the cancer was communicating with the other nerves in the leg making spread of the tumor likely to the other nerves. Despite her tough day yesterday she is still wagging her tail and giving kisses.

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