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As long as Cooper is eating/drinking well and is comfortable, then there is minimal risk of giving it some time. Has the swelling been aspirated and confirmed to be a sialocele (ruptured salivary gland)?
So if it is not causing any discomfort, then why are they recommending removing it?
So that is a different scenario. I would not wait in that situation. It is always best to remove a mass if it is causing issues. If he did well for the anesthesia for the CT scan, then he should be okay for the removal. Since it is already effecting his blink response, that may be permanent even after removal.