After a careful examination with fine strands of cotton
wool, I became increasingly concerned that the airflow out
of "Romany's" nostrils might well be reduced.
That together with the relatively sudden onset of the snoring
heightened my concerns and "Romany" was admitted
for further investingation and x-rays.
Once sedated and being able to retract his soft palate
at the back of his throat with a surgical instrument it
became clear that a large pink mass of tissue had started
to grow at the base of "Romany's" nose causing
air turbulence and hence the snoring. Fine needle aspirate
biopsies confirmed that "Romany" did in fact have
cancer of the lymphatic system, an invariably fatal disease
if left untreated.
After careful discussion with his owners "Romany"
began treatment and his snoring disappeared within a few
days of therapy. Several months on and "Romany"
continues to thrive and is able to enjoy a restful sleep
for himself and his owners!