Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Puppy Update

Hi everyone. Many people who read my previous post (see below if you didn't get the chance) asked that I keep them updated, so here it goes...

Coco's surgery lasted nearly four hours. In addition to having to remove a bra strap that had clogged five different areas of her intestines, they also had to remove nearly a foot of intestines. The worst part? One area had ruptured. She had toxic fluids leaking inside her for at least a few days. The vet removed all of the junk and pumped antibiotics inside her. Hopefully that helps clean her out.

Unfortunately she's not out of the dark. There's still a 25-30% chance that the stitches won't hold and another rupture will occur. Usually this happens within the first three days so the hospital is holding her until at least Saturday to observe.

Without being too dramatic, I can't help but think about when my parents took one of our dogs to the vet because she was sick. Later that night I found out they had to put her to sleep. I never got to say goodbye. Because of work, my parents took Coco to the vet. I wasn't there before she went in for surgery to say goodbye and to tell her to be the little fighter she is...sorry for the cheesy-ness :)

Not going to lie. I'm a hot mess. I'm terrified. I'm counting down the days 'til she's "in the clear". I am even looking forward to getting my ass kicked by her again. I still have a fat lip that she gave me last weekend. She started to fall off the couch in her sleep, I grabbed her, she jumped, her head hit my mouth, and my tooth went through my lip. That kinda of abuse sounds like a dream come true right now.

I've got to stay positive though or I am going to go crazy.

My friend cheered me up by saying her and her co-workers are rooting for my pup and they're "Team Coco"! Hehe

24 comments:

Debby said...

Thanks for the update. Dogs are extremely resilient. We had a yorkie when I was a kid who got attacked by a big dog and had 6 broken ribs and a punctured lung. The vet didn't think he'd make it. After laying under my parents bed for a week, one day he just got up and walked across the room like nothing happened. xo

bananas. said...

i'm on team coco too!!!

oh you poor thing! you and coco both. i'll be hoping for the best.

HUGS!!! xoxo.

Brittany said...

She's a strong pup and she WILL pull through! Think positively :)

Team CoCo!!

KDC Events said...

Poor CoCo! Doggies have a way of bouncing back. Poor thing decided to chew on the wrong toy =( Hope she is feeling better soon!

andrea said...

Oh god, Leeann, I am so incredibly sorry to hear about your sweet puppy. I would be a TOTAL MESS right now if I was in your shoes. My dog is the light of my life, so I understand your love and worry. I'll definitely be keeping Coco and you in my prayers this week. Here's to a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!!

Sheila of A Punch of Color said...

Your Puppy is in my prayers!!!!!Xoxos!

pam@pixelimpress said...

oh no! how awful. so sorry to read this. keep us updated on coco. here's to her speedy recovery!

ps crate training is a good thing. we always leave pixel in her crate when we leave the house (even for 10 minutes) and at nighttime. she loves her crate!

this free bird said...

Oh my gosh thanks for the update. I've been thinking about you all night and didn't want to blab your business all over twitter. Dogs are fighters and your pup loves you!! Let's keep the prayers going - TEAM COCO!!

xo,
Carrie

Krystal said...

Aww I'm definitely team coco. My heart just hurts!!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Proud Team Coco member right here!

Seriously, just think positive. She's a strong girl, and she will make it through this!! :)

Jules said...

Thank you for keeping us updated and I literally prayed for her last night. Keep thinking positive and hang in there. She's a puppy and she is strong. Team Coco all the way :)

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry sweetie. Prayers going up for your precious fur baby!

Katy Mary said...

I am definitely team coco!! I hope the little girl pulls through. I thought of you both today when my cat threw up a wad of rubberbands. (not trying to minimalize your situation just thought you'd like to know you aren't the only one with a pet who ate things she shouldn't)

Mimi said...

aww, yes, go team coco! hang in there, i'm sure things will be okay. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Meghan said...

Aww! I hope Coco recovers safely and quickly! Thinking of you!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Leeann, how is Coco? I've been thinking about you guys since your original post and have been praying that everything is well.

Mel said...

Any updates? Prayers and hugs...

OceanDreams said...

aww, I'll be keeping you and your sweet pup in my thoughts and prayers! hope Coco is alright and that you are hanging in there!

Ashley said...

love your blog! it is sooo cuttte.... good luck with your puppy!

Karena said...

Your Coco Oh poor baby I just know all will be okay!

To brighten your day...

Come and join in my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Audrey Allure said...

Yes, Team Coco! I hope all the best & hope everything goes well :)

OceanDreams said...

hey love, hope you don't mind but i made a quick button from your header to stick on my blog. if you want a copy please let me know! xo!

Maggie said...

I just caught up on this! How is she now? Update us again ASAP!! I think we are all on the team coco! HUGS chica! Everything will hopefully turn out well!

Fashion Court said...

i feel so bad for you and your baby :( and my rocco's girlfriend! (lol). seriously, please keep me updated and like i said if you need anything i'm here for you xoxo