All liver and kidney functions are normal. The tests for the lethal diseases are also negative. This was a great source of thanksgiving. The doctor wants to operate right away, and Cathy & I agree.
I am leaving work soon to spend a few minutes with Zachy-Pooh, and then to the vet. The doctor will begin exploratory surgery, and update me about 15 minutes after the procedure has begun. At that point, if the chances are good, then we will proceed. If it is unlikely that Zach will live healthily even with the surgery, then I will have the doctor put her to sleep on the table.
I remain scared but hopeful. May God have mercy on me and on my cat.