Today was the big day! Last night Maddy was really active, she jumped out of her litter box and laid by the treadmill for awhile. She even ate some hay. The antibiotics must have done a little magic because she was looking quite miserable before. As I mentioned, she was drinking water on her own and even took her critical care without me forcing it down. What a good girl...
Woke up early this morning and packed her hay, cilantro/parsley, and pellets. I dropped her off at exactly 8:30am.
11:42am- Received a call from Dr. Ayres saying that Maddy was already under anesthesia and that she was being prepped for surgery. They were shaving her belly as we spoke. He told me he'd give me a call within the next 30min.
12:07pm- Doc called back and said that he is dealing with a HUGE abscess. That the good news is that it wasn't a tumor because there would be no hope if it was. "Megan, we've got a shot at it...I'm dissecting it piece by piece carefully because it does involve some of her other organs. It is very much touch and go, but I'm doing everything I can. Good news is that it isn't affecting her intestines and such..it looks like a lymph node got infected and it just grew from there...I'll call you back when I'm done."
12:36p- The abscess is out!!! Dr. Ayres said that all of her organs were not invaided by it and that the abscess was kind of walled off to itself...he said he was very careful to peel it away without rupturing anything. For the next 24-48 hours is still very touch and go. She's been given fluids to wash some of the anesthesia out. He said he tried to keep it as light as possible, but it did involve a lot..and that the surgery was MAJOR. I am to call back at 4:30pm for a progress report.