Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prayers please!!!!

My very good friend Kelsey needs lots of prayers!

He was taken into emergency surgery tonight with an intestinal obstruction. Apparently, back in January when he chewed up his humans purse, some of it got stuck in his tummy. Then, a couple weeks ago he also got a hold of a shoe and ate a little of it. Well, the part that was stuck in his stomach wasn't blocking the intestine all the way, so some food and stuff was getting through. BUT, when he chewed up part of the shoe, a long string got caught on the purse piece, which then started to accordion up his intestines, so he started throwing up and had to go to the doctor.

When the doctor couldn't get him to keep down any food, they made him drink some nasty stuff called barium so they could see how his innards were working. That's when they saw the blockage and had to go in and remove it. They gave all the gunk they removed to his mom in a plastic bag. Hopefully she will post a picture of it, and of Kelsey's stitched up tummy, on his blog. It was pretty nasty looking cuz my human was there at the hospital with Kelsey's human and she said it looked VERY scary!

But, he's not out of the woods yet. I guess part of his intestine was in really bad shape, so they had to cut out about 8 inches of it, and then sew the good parts back together. Now they have to watch him very closely for any infection or leakage. The next 3 days will be critical, so please say all sorts of prayers for our friend Kelsey so he can get well very soon!!!

My human is having a very hard time with this since she just lost Kirby on Monday, and Kelsey was her first rescue/foster dog. She still thinks of herself as his "other" mommy and loves him very much. So all the good doggie and human vibes Kelsey and everyone who loves him can get would be most appreciated. Mom knows how scared she would be if it was one of us in the same position!

(saying lots and lots of prayers)


Cubby said...

Boxer healing vibes heading that way!

Freda said...

Hey Hollys,

Gave some slobbers to Kelsey and my paws are crossed for him.

Sorrys to hear about Kirby. Slobbers for your mom.

Everydog is doin' The Dave Clark Five... showin' 'Bits and Pieces' of themselves. Luckily all those Bs & Ps are still stuck togethers.

Again, licks to Kelsey and your mom.

Thanks for sniffin' around my place.



IndyPindy said...

Oh no! Crossing my paws and saying prayers for Kelsey!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Holly.. I too am crossing my paws for Kelsey! I will keep him in my sibey prayers! I am sure he will pull through beautifully! Keep us posted.
Hugs, Sitka

Marvin The Dog said...

Holly - A Marvin Prayer winging its way to you, for poor wee Kelsey, all the way from Scotland.

Keep us posted, give your Mama and Kelsey's Mama a Scottish Hug too!

love and sad licks Marvin xxxx

Jeannie xxxx

Kelsey and Smokey said...

This is Kelsey's mom and I just want to say THANK YOU so much for your love, well wishes, slobber, prayers, and crossed paws. I will be sure to pass them along to Kelsey.

There is an update on Kelsey's blog and pictures will be posted later (beware, some of them are icky).

Thank you all again!


The Army of Four said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelsey!!!
Love from all of us,

Joe Stains said...

we send out nub wags and licks. feel better Kelsey!!!

Holly said...

Thank you all for helping with prayers for Kelsey! His mom has updates posted to his blog now.

I know all your good thoughts are what is helping him feel so much better.

Thanks again!!!


Fu Fu said...

Poor Kelsey. I hope he gets well soon.

~ fufu

IndyPindy said...

I'm sure Kelsey's care was expensive - I thought this might help his mom: