Thanks to everyone who offered me sympathy and condolences for Trixie.
The vet sent me a sympathy card. :`)
She included a nice note wishing AwesomeCloud good luck with his surgery.
Which is tomorrow. I'm kind of emotionally... um... I don't know. I'm not panicked per se. But I have some sort of emotional thing going on. You can't avoid it, the day before your kid goes into surgery.
It's not life-or-death, but it's not simple and routine, either. His test results showed that he needs a moderate level of surgery for his condition. So, there will be a hospital stay (and a second one a little bit later) and therapy and followup exams.
I'll post again when we get back.