Drumroll please …..the biopsy results are in and the Dr. stated my mass was removed just in time ! So that means no more cancer for me -Woo-Hoo!!!
We will need to keep an eye on it to make sure nothing comes back but for now we are all ecstatic to hear this news !! Rico would love to take a second to thank everyone who donated to his Amazon Wish List and sent him well wishes.
September 5, 2017
Rico’s surgeries are all complete !
He has healed well and gets his sutures removed tomorrow. Unfortunately, the biopsy results for the mass on his face indicated there were mast cells. However, the mass was completely removed with clean margins so now it is a matter of finding out if it has spread or if we caught it just in time.
Rico is scheduled to have his lymph nodes aspirated and biopsied so please check back for those results shortly.
August 18, 2017
This big boy is finally feeling better ~ he had a bad case of kennel cough but luckily that is all gone thanks to a few weeks of some strong antibiotics (Baytril), a humidifier, honey/coconut oil remedy and even some steam showers ! He was the best patient and is such a terrific, goofy and loving dog.
His surgery is scheduled for next week to address his umbilical hernia, the mass on his face and neuter so keep him in your thoughts for a successful recovery!!
Here is a photo of him with his favorite toy that he carries around – the one and only Brookline handmade tug toy!
July 26, 2017
Meet Rico !
Rico joined Brookline July 22nd after being surrendered at ACCT Philly due to the declining health of his elderly owner. Poor Rico had no idea what was happening and lost the only family he ever knew. Luckily, he was scooped up and brought into foster care not even 24 hrs later and is adjusting to the change a little bit each day.
Here are a few facts about Rico;
8 years old
Purebred chocolate lab
GREAT with kids
GREAT with other dogs (big & small)
GREAT in the car
Walks well on leash
Takes treats gently
Does not counter-surf/trashpick
He does have some medical needs to be addressed prior to becoming available for adoption (senior wellness check, neuter & hernia removal) so check back soon on his progress!