Dear all, after graduating today and getting my PhD we came home and as I took out 2-year-old Amelie, one of my guinea pigs (I love them since forever) and noticed a lump near her throat that was bigger than a golf ball and completely hardened. This must have grown in the last few days I was absorbed with finishing stuff for work and organising graduation day. I called the emergency doc number here and she has to be operated on for this abscessTONIGHT and it's a dangerous operation near her throat. Gosh I'm so scared and sad She's there, I'm here, all I can think about is if she's gonna be ok. I could cry right now.