Finally Finally!!

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!!

Update on Elliot

thankfully, due to the compassion of the basalt, colorado emergency animal clinic, i was able to get Elliot looked at.  they did a treatment to help reduce the swelling, and then also dewormed him in case it was worms or a parasite that caused the problem to begin with.  Dr. Bisque Jackson, she was wonderful!, attended to him and recommended not doing surgery at this time but to wait and see how it progressed.  the instructions were to apply water to Elliot’s little bum and to keep an eye on it to make sure it stays moist, which i have been doing.  he’s not thrilled with the water treatments tho.  so far, it doesn’t look any better or worse and what i can’t get over, is the fact that he still doesn’t seem to have had a bowel movement.  grrr!

elliot at the vet and not happy about it

 

so after speaking with Dr. Jackson today, if Elliot hasn’t had a bowel movement by tomorrow, he’s going to need an enema, which means another trip to a vet about 60 miles away, and on top of all this, the foster who has the trash can kittens we rescued, can no longer foster, so i am picking those up today along with another litter of kittens.  i guess when it rains kittens, it really POURS!

currently, little elliot’s bill is at $172 for seeing her yesterday.  I have left it open incase we have to go back tomorrow.  Please continue to make donations!!!!  especially now that I have seven more kittens coming too!  yesterday i was so occupied with dealing with Elliot, I had run out of toilet paper and haven’t been able to run to the store to get more.  ACK!

on the upside, at least we had two crates donated!  🙂