Kelsey's fever went up last night so the vet had to re-open him. The intestinal tissue was leaking and started to die, so more of it had to be removed.
He is now on his way to see a soft tissue specialist to see if they can help. Otherwise, he might have to make a road trip to Kansas State to see one of their specialists.
Please keep your paws crossed, and those prayers coming. He's really going to need all the help he can get!
I will try to keep you posted as I get information from Kelsey's mom.
2:20 p.m. UPDATE
Kelsey is in surgery. He has peritonitis, which is extremely dangerous and life threatening. The surgeon is going to go in to see if there is anything he can do. If they cannot stop the infection and inflammation and leakage around the intestine, then his chances are not good. Peritonitis can lead to septicemia, which can be deadly. Kelsey's mom is not doing very well, and is very worried for her boy. He went into surgery about 1:00, so hopefully we will have some news soon. I will keep you all updated. PLEASE hope and pray for Kel to pull through this. I know you all understand, so please keep him and his mom, Cody, in your thoughts.
Thank you again!
6:40 p.m. UPDATE
Kelsey got out of surgery about 4:30. The peritonitis was localized around the intestine suture area, which is good, meaning it has not spread throughout his entire abdominal area. The vet had to remove another 10 to 12 inches of intestine to try and get to some healthy tissue. He also used a graft to wrap around it to help in the healing and generation of "good" cells to get it to grow together quicker and reduce the inflammation.
At 6 p.m. he was sitting up and looking around. He will be kept at the 24 hour emergency clinic next door, so they can monitor him throughout the night for any elevated temperature and fluid in his abdomen. For now, he is doing good. So keep up those good thoughts and prayers. If all goes well, he should get to go home on Monday. Either I, or Kelsey's mom will keep you all updated. She wanted to say "thank you!!!!" to everyone for all the positive karma coming their way!! It sure helps knowing there are so many humans and doggies out there sending good vibes his way!
Hollybollyboo and her mom Jan
(saying lots and lots of prayers for her good friend)