Molly had her surgery this morning. I can't put into words how stressed I was thinking about how she would feel in that pet hospital without us around, but I knew it was necessary, and I left her in God's hands.
We seem to have rushed past springtime in South Florida. It is as hot as summer, though not as humid. As a matter of fact, it's been really dry. So much so, that there have been brush fires popping up all over the place. Finally, we got some rain yesterday and today. It was much needed and much appreciated, since it helped put out a bunch of fires, but now the air is heavy with smoke and everything is covered in ashes (including my car, which just got washed two weeks ago). My nose is all stuffed up, and my daughter is complaining of a sinus headache, which I'm attributing to having to go out in this smoke filled environment. We're supposed to get rain all week; hopefully it'll clear the air. So long as we don't get another emergency tornado alert...
Yeah, we got one of those this afternoon, before I had to leave for work. There was a fairly strong thunderstorm prior to it, and all I could think of was Molly and how terrified she is of thunder. I hoped she was sleeping through it and didn't have to hear all the noise.
I finally was able to pick her up at 4:30. My boss was nice about me going; she recently put her own dog down after spending tons of money to treat her for cancer, so she was extremely sympathetic. I was surprised to find Molly much more alert than I'd expected. As soon as she saw me she came up to me and lay her head on my lap. I think that, despite the pain from the surgery, she feels better without that nasty tumor hanging from her belly. I had a heck of a time getting her in and out of the car, but once she was home she relaxed, has been drinking water and even ate her food. We let her out to do her business but bring her in quickly; she doesn't need to be smelling all that smoke. It looks like she's doing well, and we are so thankful for that. There's one problem though; she has more small tumors. The vet asked if I wanted them taken off as well, but it would cost an additional $266. I'm already spending close to $900. There was no way I could spend anything else. We are hoping these won't develop like the other one did, but until we get the biopsy results I don't want to make any decisions. The vet says we should have an answer by Monday, maybe even sooner. We'll just have to wait and see.
At least she's looking happier now. That's what we wanted, to see her happy and smiling. Yes, our dog smiles. It's the sweetest thing. Goodnight everyone. God bless.