Friday, 2 November 2007

Pray for Cossie

Well, Cosworth bloated and torsed tonight and is currently in the hospital undergoing emergency surgery. They were able to decompress his stomach and they will do surgery to flip it back where it's suppose to be and tack it in to place. He's not out of the woods yet and we should be able to call in an hour or so to see if he is doing okay.

It most likely occured due to the amount of stress he's been under the past few days with the travel and being in a new place, and everything combined, but nothing that we could have prevented.

I'll keep everybody posted as we find out more, but we sure could use all the prayers we can get.


I just called to check on Cossie and he's doing well. They were just closing up his surgery when I phoned. They said that it wasn't a bad torsion and they were able to fix it and tack it while they were in there. There was no damage to the rest of his internal organs and he should recover just fine. He'll be in recovery for the next couple of hours and I'll call and check on him again. Hopefully everything else will be uneventful and he can come home tomorrow night.


The vet just called to let me know how Cossie was doing. She said that his spleen was a little bit congested, but it should be fine. His stomach was flipped 180 degrees (it can flip anywhere from 90-360), so they fixed it and did the gastropexy. He's recovered from the anesthesia and is on pain medication and resting. They will offer him food and water tomorrow and see how he does. If all is well he should be able to come home around 10pm. So I'll call in the morning to see how he's doing and go from there, so besides the huge hole in the pocketbook, things are looking great.


Amity said...

I'm glad to hear that he's doing well Jen. I bet he can't wait to be back home.

Jennifer Magreevy said...

Wow, Jen, poor Cossie...and poor you!!! I know this must have just been heartwrenching for you to watch: he's like a small child!! :-) I sincerely hope everything goes well and he is back to normal really soon!!

Amora said...

WOW...holy moly...when it rains, it pours, eh? How did you know this had happened? Just from the bloating? Thank goodness you're experienced in vet medicine and knew something was wrong before it was too late. Poor guy...he sure has had a hard time.

Keeping Cossie in our thoughts!