Thanks SO much for all the support, virtual hugs, etc.
Firelight's surgery had pretty much the best possible outcome, so now if we can get her to eat, she'll probably make it.
I know, I know... we're all insane around here for loving our guinea pigs so much, but I've ALWAYS been a pet person, and when I found out we could have pets after living with D for almost 20 years of his allergies, I was beside myself. The joy we've found in our piggies has been incredible.
Things are still stable with my mother-in-law, and given her quality of life, it will, in many ways, be a blessing if she passes.
So many people have issues with their in-laws. I can only say, over and over, that my in-laws have been the BEST ever. I wish I could make their lives much, much easier, and I hope we can reschedule my FIL's long-awaited trip to see us.
The light at the end of the tunnel can be such a joy.
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