yams, by the way, came through her surgery with flying colors. she's far more her normal self, incredibly alert and chipper, than i would have imagined. it's like nothing even happened -- as though she got a little trendy shave and some body modification for kicks.
the mass is being sent to a lab to see if they can determine the extent of any spreading through her lymphatic system, but it was good that her radiology tests came through clear (though masses would need to be the size of a pea to show up).
god, man. pets. they're totally our furry children.