Her condition isn't serious per se, but she does have to go under anasthetic. Which, of course, is a problem for a few reasons. One, she is not a well cat. Two, she's about seventeen. Older cats are alwasys risky to put under anasthetic. I know this. I've heard this before.
When the vet starts talking about the possibility of organ failure, though, it hurts. It hurts a whole lot. She's probably be okay.
But she might not.
And it hurts.
bunyip_the_cat is home, without the need of surgery. She is feeling very sorry for herself, but it resting comfortably.