It sounds like everything went well with Bear's procedure today. They removed the bump and stitched him up. Binks was so happy to see Bear when we picked him up.
I was a little bit shocked when we saw him - it looks like they removed a nice chuck. With the shaved head and the giant stitches, he looks like one of those Frankenstein cartoons.
Bear was exhausted and very high when we picked him up. It took him awhile to recover, but thankfully he perked up around dinner time and it seems like he's feeling a lot better now.
The vet mentioned the malignant cancer again. She said she's concerned about it because normally anything that's benign will heal quickly. Bear's bump didn't heal, but he also banged his head really hard against the coffee table midway through the treatment with the cream. I'm hoping that was the issue. We should find out within a week.
Thanks again for all of the love!
*For the record, I'm aware that I'm a crazy dog lady. IDGAF.