Ranger and I started our day with a walk, as usual, but we kept it short and then, rather than coming home for breakfast, I put her in the car and drove her to the vet. It was very difficult to drop her off. I kept a brave face for her and didn't draw out the goodbye, but I did cry when I got the the car.
Then we waited. The vet called just after 1:00 and spoke to Davan, as I was away. Ranger came through surgery fine. They had to work longer than expected, of course, so that will increase our bill. Sigh. However, it all went well, he's optimistic about what the pathology report will say about the margins, but we won't know for sure on that until next week.
Ranger did well under anesthesia with no issues. Right now, she has a drain in which may or may not come out before she comes home tomorrow. If it doesn't come out, we'll have to take her back on Monday to have it removed.
She'll have a couple of different pain meds to take when she comes home and, of course, she'll be in a collar of shame, poor kid.
I'm glad to have the positive news. What I don't know, at this point, is how she's doing in terms of mental well being. I'm hoping to get an update on that later and will call again if needed. The vet didn't even have word about if she was awake yet when I spoke to him again at 1:45. So, we'll wait to see on that.
Thanks to all of you who've said your thoughts are with Ranger today.