Yay and hooray! The surgery went quickly and easily - they got the whole mass with the famed clean margins - and Cody is doing fine. Whoo-hoo!!
She's been moved from ICU to "wards" and is sleeping it off now. They've even given her extra meds in anticipation of pain as she wakes up. They have to manipulate the dog's body while they're under, and with arthritis and hip dysplasia, that can cause quite a bit of pain later. But they're very pro-active with pain management, and will do everything they can to keep her comfortable.
And now I can breathe again! Allan was confident that all would be well, but I was not.
Tala seems sad and subdued. But she'll be happy in a few days, too.