August 2nd, 2007

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Keyhole Surgery

Fingers crossed this morning for Chip the gerbil, who is going under the knife to have a scent gland tumour removed.

I'm astonished that a critter so tiny can be operated on. I do hope he makes it.

Edit: Wow - the vet has just rung to say that the operation was successful and Chip is waking up! Blimey, that was quick! Thanks muchly for the kind thoughts - I'll pass them on when I pick him up this evening :)
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Chip Chopped

Chip is home!

He had to have the entire scent gland removed, so he's probably feeling a little emasculated as he will no longer be able to mark his territory by rubbing his stomach across it. "Well, if he feels the need, he can always urinate on things," the Australian vet assured me.

Many thanks for all the good wishes!
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