Harry's blood tests and scans showed tumours present on his spleen and heamorrhaging severe enough to have killed him in another twenty four to forty eight hours. An operation to remove his spleen and three tumours weighing two kilos was performed this afternoon and he is doing "as well as can be expected" . Apparently he lost a lot of blood and one tumour had attached itself to the lining of his stomach but the operation by all accounts was a success. Soon we will know if the test results show the tumours to have been benign or really nasty. Hopefully it will be good news.
Apparently no one could have seen this coming but the suddenness of it has taken us all by surprise, we are quite tough in horse racing and dealing with animals 'in sickness and in health' is part and parcel of the job but its never easy or nice to have to deal with, and after all a dog is not known as "mans best frind" for no reason.
Hopefully we will collect him soon and bring him home.
George went to Pontefract today while I was seeing to Harry, the ground had been given as Soft but the powers that be were, at best "leg pulling" and the extra soft 'glue pot' of a track was not to our fillies liking at all, although she ran well considering.