Friday, March 09, 2007

A quick update on Kelsey

10:00 a.m.
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)


Marvin The Dog said...

My Paws are all crossed for you Holly sweetheart! Let us hope Kelsey will be ok!

love and licks

Marvin xxxx
Jeannie xxxxx

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Paws and fingers crossed here in Georgia. Mom and I will light a candle tonight and say an extra special prayer for Kelsey and his mom.
Hugs and powerful prayers
Sitka (and my mom, Shelli)

IndyPindy said...

Oh, Kelsey and his family are in our prayers. Thank you for keeping us posted!

The Army of Four said...

We're praying for Kelsey, his care-givers and his family! Thank you for the update - we pray for good news soon.

Shmoo said...

itty bitty delicate paws crossed here for Kelsey's complete recovery! There are also mutatoe paws and bionic hip paws crossed as well.

Get well soon Kelsey. I feel horrible about posting of your HULA adventures and having them go so horribly wrong!


Joe Stains said...

our paws our crossed! good luck to kelsey, we hope for the very best!

The Army of Four said...

Jan: If it comes to Cody bringing Kelsey to KSU, we are about 5-10 minutes from the Vet Hospital. If there is anything we can do to help - we're here!
Karen (using the Ao4's blogger ID with permission)