Lily went back under the knife yesterday at the NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital to remove more soft tissue to get more of a margin on her mast-cell tumor. By getting 'clean margins' the chance of the tumor recurring can decrease from 40% down to 5%. Everything went very well in surgery and they succeeded in getting a full 2cm margin around the tumor. This has caused some strange shifts in her posterior anatomy that will probably correct themselves, but most importantly the surgeons hopefully got all of the tissue containing the mast cells. Lily's sleeping here at my office today looking a bit frightening, but happily sleeping on her bed.