We removed her drain today and she handled that remarkably well. She either has the highest pain tolerance of any creature I've ever met, or she knows we're helping her and is willing to endure the pain. And, this is a big evening for her, since we both work the overnight shift in the ER tonight she has to ring in the new year at home by herself (with the cat and other dogs to keep her company,...) So, we fixed up a special dog crate for her, with her bed and a potty pad, her toys and a blanket that she likes. I'm very anxious to leave her but I really have no reason to be. I'm positive she'll be fine until we return home and then she can take her rightful place back on the bed with us while we sleep. She's probably at home dreaming about the new year and hoping it is better than 2009 for her! New Year's photos and wishes will be sent tomorrow!