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sannie
23rd November 2007, 09:36 AM
An update

Brandy’s bowel perforated on Wednesday and the contents seeped into his abdomen causing peritonitis. His original surgical site broke down. More surgery was performed on
Wednesday evening, to repair the original surgical site, to place a patch over that area so as to promote healing to the wound in his intestines and his abdominal area was washed out to clean out any gunk and bacteria that would have emptied from his bowel into that area, to prevent further infection.

This is quite an aggressive procedure and was carried out again yesterday.

Bran was also given a blood transfusion last evening as his own blood protein was quite low, blood protein is essential for healing so he needed that extra boost to improve his chances.

This is all quite a lot for a little dog and he is of course, still critical.

I wonder how much more he can take and I have spoken extensively to the vets looking after him that Bran is the priority and if at some stage his suffering is just too much that they have to stop – not an easy decision to make but Brandy just shouldn’t have to go though any of this never mind going through it all again a second time. I haven’t seen him this time around, he’s sedated anyway and he’s just too sick right now.

I will have more news this morning – hopefully today they will finally re-stitch his abdomen and he starts the steps to recovery. But one step at a time, and he could go backwards as well as forwards as we have discovered.

Actually as I type, they just rang me to say he’s a little brighter this morning but he faces more surgery today under anaesthetic
And there are the usual risks with that also. So again we wait.

Guys, thanks for giving me this forum to let you know how he is – it’s a wonderful outlet.

Bran’s a fighter and it sure helps to know all of you here are fighting for him also.

Xx, sannie

coconut
23rd November 2007, 10:38 AM
Sannie i really feel for u, as reading that i had tears in my eyes i know it is so hard to cope with when one of ur babies get sick like that!!! please keep us informed of how he gets on!!

Cavfan
23rd November 2007, 10:43 AM
Keeping everything crossed for the poor little thing!

Lynn
23rd November 2007, 11:07 AM
Continuing to hold little Bran in my heart & in prayer. Hang on little one, you can beat this.

Cleo's Person
23rd November 2007, 11:07 AM
Sannie, Bran is in my prayers. I hope he pulls through this. I really feel for you now. :xfngr: he gets a little brighter everyday.

Sandrac
23rd November 2007, 11:08 AM
Poor Brandy, what an awful time for you all. Sending lots of :hug: for a speedy recovery. And keeping everything :xfngr:

Claire L
23rd November 2007, 11:34 AM
Brandy, hang in there little man ; we're all rooting for you :hug::hug:

This must be so hard for you Sannie, please know that you and Bran are in my thoughts and prayers :xfngr: for a full recovery for this little guy and big {{{{HUGS}}}} to you.

arasara
23rd November 2007, 01:29 PM
ahh Bran's story just breaks my heart. I've learned from this story to be vigilant with surgeries in dogs as well as humans and make sure to ask them to count before and after. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he improves. :hug: :hug: :hug:

shippers
23rd November 2007, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the update on Brandy. Come on little fella you can do it. Sounds like he's being so brave. :xfngr: for a speedy recovery. Sending :hug:to you all

frecklesmom
23rd November 2007, 04:11 PM
Thank you for telling us the latest news on Bran. He is a survivor and I hope he can give this one more good fight. Thinking of you.

Barbara Nixon
23rd November 2007, 05:01 PM
Thinking of you. You must really be on a rollercoaster of emotions.

WoodHaven
23rd November 2007, 05:07 PM
Praying that things start turning around for Brandy-- talk about having a hard time of it-- :xfngr:

Caraline
24th November 2007, 01:47 AM
Oh that poor little man. He is sure having a hard time of it.

Man, I sure hope that verterinary practice is giving Bran VIP treatment.


I wonder how much more he can take and I have spoken extensively to the vets looking after him that Bran is the priority and if at some stage his suffering is just too much that they have to stop.

Sannie, if Bran is heavily sedated, it is likely he is so out of it and hopefully/probably unaware of what is happening. Also, if Bran can make it through this he should mend & be as fit & healthy as any other dog. This is a terrible thing to be having happen, but it has a beginning, a middle & an end. Be strong & positive & focus on that end being your bringing Bran home where he will recover fully.

I agree with you 100% that there is a limit to how much a dog should have to endure to get well, but I'd sure be riding that vet with my barbed spurs on & with my riding crop working overtime. Oh I forgot to mention the thorns under the saddle.

Awaiting good news!

pinkpuppy
24th November 2007, 02:06 AM
Hang in there Bran!

pippa
24th November 2007, 06:11 PM
Thinking of Brandy and you too. Hang on and keep fighting little man. Hugs and kisses for you both.

Debby with a Y
24th November 2007, 06:53 PM
Keeping brave little Brandy in my prayers.

ourempire
24th November 2007, 10:13 PM
My prayers go to you and Brandy!

Elaine 2
24th November 2007, 11:00 PM
I'm praying things turn out good for little Bran,:xfngr: he's such a brave little man big hugs to you all from us

KimNIndy
26th November 2007, 01:02 AM
My prayers are with Bran and your family. Please keep us updated!!! This must be devastating for you all. Keep trying little angel!:xfngr::flwr:

Caraline
26th November 2007, 06:06 AM
Anybody heard how Bran is doing?

simonrickell
26th November 2007, 02:03 PM
waiting for an update on bran
hope hes ok :xfngr::xfngr::xfngr::xfngr:

Maxwell&me
26th November 2007, 02:14 PM
Praying here for you this morning~ Hope hes doing better