Thank you all so much. Your support and advice and positive thoughts are helping me so much everyday.
After talking to the intern last night, I slept through the night for the first time since Thursday. I woke up at 8, but then BOLTED out of bed at 8:06 when my phone rang. I saw "emergency vet" on my display and said, "oh, no." But, all was well, thank goodness. The intern felt awful - she said she forgot it was Sunday. I said I didn't care as long as she was okay.
All is going well with the wound. There is still a LOT of drainage, so she still can't come home today.
The bandages were changed twice overnight, and will be changed multiple times today. But she is being taken off the IV painkillers, and I will be planning my visit to happen before she is sedated again. I really want her to be able to get some comfort from my visit.
My own vet also called me yesterday to see how Tee is doing. She's the one who got in touch with the surgeon Friday and got her in to see him right away. I had to tell her about the cancer having spread already to Tesia's lungs. She was just stunned and sad, too. She has been so wonderful through this. I told her that, and she said, when she met Tee (just a few weeks ago - she is my regular vet's mat leave replacement) she just felt there was something special about her. She wanted to make sure I feel like she is in good hands, and she said she is going to do some reading and research (assuming it IS melanoma; we won't get the definitive results for at least a week). She also spoke to a pathologist (not THE pathologist who did the test with the different findings who hasn't returned her calls. My vet is furious at the unprofessionalism) about the two different results. She was equally baffled at how they could be so different. I'm still holding out hope that something got mixed up. I know there are nodules in her lungs, but nodules CAN be benign. They are assumed to be cancerous right now because of the large mass and the small back bump being cancer. But if that large mass ISN'T cancer... I have to hold onto that.