Thank you Goldfields,
It helps enough to just know that another dog is doing well after the surgery. I was really hoping to find information from someone who has tried a less drastic approach such as bleomycin.
Rusty's tumor is minimal (T1b) at this point, and we are hoping to either try bleomycin or possibly a more minimal surgery like remove two teeth and grind out some of the surrounding bone. Our thinking is that if it works, especially for a number of years before recurrence, then more could be removed later. Once it's gone, you can't put it back, you know?