Dr. Kirk called at 11 and he had the biopsy results!! Benign!! Ike's growth was something called a hystiocytoma and is typical in dogs under 2 years old. Hmmm...Ike is nearly 6. Dr. Kirk did remove all of the growth and it shouldn't come back. Hooray. This is great news.
I stopped at the vet on the way home to pick up the new e-collar. When I got to my in-laws to pick up Carmen for her first weave class Ike came flying to see me. Jack, my FIL, said he was very subdued and depressed all day. I checked out his foot and lo and behold he had torn all the stitches out.
I called the vet and my original plan was to bandage the foot and bring Ike in first thing tomorrow. Dr. Kirk asked me to bring him in tonight because if I waited until tomorrow Ike would have to undergo surgery AGAIN to repair the damage he did. If I brought him in tonight he could have some licodine and Dr. Kirk would staple it shut.
Due to the damage Ike did we now have to treat the incision like a "wound" which means antibiotics and the assumption that it will not heal as cleanly as the surgical incision would have. Argh!!
Check out Ike's new 20" headgear. He is MISERABLE, but crafty. Do you know what I saw him do? Somehow get his foot around and inside the cone from the wide end. He's crazy!