The weather the last couple of days could not be more beautiful! The warmth of the sun and cooler temperatures has given everyone more energy! We started our afternoon with a round of frisbee.
Once the dogs were worn out, we came back in just in time to get a call from the vet about the results of Hamlet's culture. I was so sure it would be bad news for him, just goes to show you what I don't know. Last time there were six different kinds of bacteria found in this same wound. This time there are only two. One is a strain of e-coli, but it's not the 'really bad' one that was there last time. The other is a staff infection. The bottom line is that it's treatable with the antibiotic Augmentin that we'll put him on for 6 weeks. I don't know if it's because I'm still worn out, but I found myself feeling humbled and thankful for this news. I know it doesn't mean that this will be the end of the problems with this tumor--I know it is going to continue to grow and be an ongoing problem. But I feel like right here and right now now, we've won this round against it.