Update: Riley came through surgery fine...I can pick her up after 4pm. She was upset when she came to...so they sedated her...:( but I can pick her up later today!
So...I am sitting here bawling my eyes out! Riley is in surgery or at least being prepped for it!
I feel like I have abandoned her...
Everyone has left such kind words and emails...Thank you so very much for understanding!
Those who think I am a bit crazy that's okay too!
Many of you said it is just a normal thing that occurs for dogs and that's what I am hoping! Her blood work did come back looking fairly normal...which is a good sign.
What happened is Riley took off running after a lizard (her mortal enemy) and followed it into some bushes and when she came out the cyst was bleeding and we couldn't get it to stop bleeding!
So, because of the location and the YUCK factor...it needs to come out! The vet was concerned about size, location and the fact that it had grown so quickly!
So, after a thousand dollars or so later and the trauma to Riley...she should be fine! She is the best dog ever!
Speaking of money, which reminds me of the economy...Anyone besides me a little worried?
I have had to stop watching CNN and reading the paper... I am seeing people lose their jobs in real life...I can't keep reading and watching this all the time!
For me...the simple things in life are the very best and since my accounts are dwindling to almost nothing...it works out well, because simple is all I can afford right now!