Molly (right) has a bald patch over her hind leg (the lighter patch) due to hormonal hair loss. There's an identical, symmetrical patch on the other side, too.
The vet confirmed the presence of more cysts at a recent appointment. If we do not remove the cysts they'll just continue to grow, causing Molly pain and discomfort along with potentially fatal damage to her intestines and digestive system from the pressure and weight of the cysts. The risks of doing nothing are far more serious -and much more likely to occur- than the risk of surgery. Molly is at the vet now for the surgery, and will remain there for the rest of the day so they can observe her progress post-op. We'll be bringing her home later this evening and keeping our fingers crossed that her appetite returns quickly. She happily munched on some blueberries and kale after her surgery last July, which is definitely a good sign of how she'll handle recovery now, but the surgery this time around is much more serious and invasive. Please keep little Molly in your thoughts over the next few days. She's a tough and determined little cookie and I feel pretty confident she'll pull through and be stronger than ever, but it's nice knowing there's some happy, positive energy coming her way.