hello, does anyone have experience w/ this dilemna? on christmas eve my little molly was diagnosed with a benign cancer near & below her right dewclaw. there is not enough tissue to suture it back together after removing the mass, so amputation at the shoulder is apparently the only option. she had a battery of tests showing she's ok for anesthesia, but that process really threw her for a loop, & the antibiotics she's on seem to bring her down, make her not feel well, & have loose stools. she is totally traumatized by the entire carrier/travel/clinic experience. she's 16 & now weighs only 5 lbs. she's a feisty little girl, but i don't know how she'd take this major ordeal. i know tripods generally do fine after recovering, but i'm very concerned about this whole thing. i'd very much appreciate your thoughts, knowledge, & wisdom on this...