some good news on Elliot’s case!! Yeah!
it started with compilcations. the surgery didn’t work as planned. the intent of the surgery was to place a “purse string” stitch in his little bum to kind of hold everything together and help it go back to normal. unfortunately the stitch only managed to irritate, and little Elliot was straining too much against it to go poop, so dr. smith removed the stitch and then began treating Elliot with steroids to try and get the swelling down and Elliot’s bum to return to normal. this is the slippery slope dr. smith was talking about when prolapsed rectums go on for too long.
that was friday. TODAY, however, he is responding to the treatment really well! dr. smith also threw in some antibiotics incase there was any kind of infection going on too, and i just got off the phone with the dr, and he said that Elliot is feeling better! that he’s alot more animated, eating well, playful, and the dr. thinks we’re finally gaining ground with the whole prolapse. YEAH!! i needed this news! i’m sure you did too! the dr. is doing everything he can to watch costs, and is donating alot of his time. Elliot will be staying with dr. smith until thursday/friday. He’s not charging us for theadditional procedure or boarding, just the anesthesia, antibiotics and steroids. that puts the final balance for Elliot at just shy of $300. the only thing that would change is if Elliot’s situation for some reason drastically changed and he needed major life saving surgery but dr. smith doesn’t see that happening with as well as he’s doing! YEAH!!
i will change the balance of the chipin later for donations. right now, i just want to bask in this good news. yeah!!