Hi my dearest friends,
I'm finally home. I was at the hospital all day, like they say "there's no place like home!Of course, I had to help Mommy drive on the way to the hospital. It's a rule, you know, that I have to make sure Mommy doesn't get lost but today, I wish we had gotten lost. This was me when we started out this morning.
Dr Briles found another tumor when they were shaving her. The second tumor was a fatty tumor but he removed that too. Her EKG was excellent. All her lab work was good except one called a ALKP (alkaline something or other) that was elevated slightly.....nothing to be overly concerned about but he didn't want to stress her so he only gave her gas. I am thankful for that because anesthesia scares me. She was very alert when she saw me and I could tell she was ready to go home. Dr Briles said that the tumor was small and that was a good sign. The hard part now is waiting for the results on the tumor to come back in 5 - 7 days. The stitches will need to be removed Saturday next. Mona will not like having to go back for that. He didn't send us home with a "cone" which I wondered about but he said a little licking is OK but to watch her and if she started scratching he'd get us one. Even said she could roach if she wants.
Mona is napping in her day bed right next to me. I kept reaching down petting her ears to make she's OK. I'll be carrying her to bed soon and joining her. It's been a very long day and thank God I don't have to go to work tomorrow. Maybe we'll sleep until noon.
I don't know what to say to all of you, for being here for me and making it easier to get through this day. I know with all my heart that it was the prayers offered up for my girl that did the trick. God bless you all and special thanks to Tiger's Mom, who called today to make sure I was OK.
God bless you all....Mona's Mom. Sarah