Dad is helping me with this update. He said Mom has had her surgery - she had a huge abscess that actually burst just as they moved her to the operating table but it is all cleaned up now and paws crossed things will get better. She does have to have a blood transfusion today as she is very anemic and her albumin level is also low. She ate a big breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it and Dad was very pleased with that. They are going to keep Mom in hospital until Friday but happily MY dad is here to take care of me and Wuzster. Thankyou so much for the power of the paw - we KNOW it made a huge difference.