Sunday, July 1, 2012
Update: Surgery Tomorrow!
I just received a phone call from Dr. Corbett at MedVet. She said that Lexie is still doing really well. Her appetite is good, and I got a big smile on my face when Dr. Corbett said, "Lexie's still being super sweet, and everyone here just loves her." (God, I miss my Lou so much....) She also said that she's been in touch with all the specialists, and Lexie's surgery is scheduled for early tomorrow morning (Monday, July 2, 2012).
The one thing Dr. Corbett said that concerned me, though, was that it looks like there may be some bleeding going on under Lexie's skin. She also said her blood count has been steadily dropping. It was in the 50's when she first arrived at MedVet Friday night, yesterday it was in the 40's, and right now it's around 35. Dr. Corbett said that 35 is a perfectly safe level, but if it continues to drop they may need to do another transfusion. With all of that said, I think I am actually more worried about the bleeding and dropping blood count than Dr. Corbett. I told her it worries me because it means Lou's blood still isn't clotting, so I'm worried about when they remove her gauze. Dr. Corbett said, "We're expecting a bloody mess no matter what when we operate tomorrow. So, we're fully prepared..." Then, I couldn't resist asking her how confident she was that Lexie will make it through her surgery. She couldn't make any guarantees, of course, but Dr. Corbett sounds pretty confident that they will be able to successfully stop Lexie's bleeding during her surgery tomorrow, and that she'll recover just fine. I've had too many disappointments during this past month to allow my hopes to get up too high, but it does make me feel good to hear that confidence in Dr. Corbett's voice.
As for my request for donations to help raise money to pay for Lexie's surgery on Monday, which Dr. Corbett estimated could cost anywhere from $1200 to $2000, I have been BLOWN AWAY by the amount of well wishes and donations I have received so far. As of right now, I have received almost $600.00 in donations! I am so humbled by the kindness of generosity of friends, family, acquaintances, and even total strangers that I truly do not have the words to express my gratitude. I'm not kidding when I say that I am blown away. "Thank you" doesn't even begin to cover it, but thank you, everyone. Thank you SO very much.
Please remember to keep Lexie in your thoughts and prayers as she goes into surgery tomorrow morning. I will, of course, give an update as soon as I receive word from Dr. Corbett.