Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And the answer is...

Murphy has an intussusception, which requires surgical correction. They will biopsy it, but they don't have any reason to think it's cancerous. While they are "in the neighborhood" they will also take a biopsy of healthy bowel to see if he has Irritable Bowel Disease. All of his other organs looked fine.

He goes under the knife tomorrow, spends the night at the hospital, and comes home on Friday. He is home right now, and just chowed down on a big early dinner. Tomorrow we go through the same drill - no breakfast, and drop him at the vet at 7:30.

I'm concerned about him having surgery, of course, but compared to the first bleak suspicions, this is not so bad at all. Thank you all for all of your prayers, energy, good wishes and good thoughts - please keep them up through his surgery and recovery!

12 comments:

Ginnie said...

I am glad it is not something catastrophic. But I know how that momma worrying goes. So I will send out cosmic good thoughts for an easy surgery and recovery for Murphy. ANd for you to be able to resolve some of the limbo you are in.
Blessings.

KatyaR said...

I agree with Ginnie all the way. I will be thinking of you both tomorrow and hoping you can have some peace in the very near future. Hugs to you both.

Jane said...

Leave it to Murphy to have telescoping intestines! I'm sending all my best healing wishes your way.

nurseknitsalot said...

Glad to hear that they don't think it is cancerous....thoughts and prayers for you both tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

While surgery is never a thing to be taken lightly, especially for such a little guy, I am so relieved it's not the big C. Here's best wishes, and may Murph be up and bossing you about soon!

Healing thoughts,
Kimmen

Linda said...

Whew! OK. More prayers for an easy surgery & swift recovery.

Anonymous said...

Bob, Jack & I will be thinking of Murphy all day tomorrow and sending healing thoughts. Best to you both.

Teresa said...

Oh Thank you Lord that the little guy has something that can be corrected! Casey and I will of course keep up the prayers and good thoughts coming your way, and please let us know as soon as possible. Thank God, Catherine. Thank God!

Teresa

Anonymous said...

More mojo. Even the cats have agreed to send some (actually Simone loves everyone and everything and would probably be thrilled to meet Murphy). I was scared to come by. Yay for relatively good news!!

Janet

Anonymous said...

Hugs & good wishes for Murphy. Will be waiting to hear how the little guy is doing.
Jackie

Restless Knitter said...

Thinking many good thoughts for Murphy!

Anonymous said...

Good vets - good catch! This would have killed him 'once upon a time'.

Veterinary anaesthetics are SO good these days, our Vet had no qualms about knocking Veg out for surgery on an abcess when she was 20!

Wish Murphy all the best for a speedy recovery - and be prepared to be astounded at the speed of the recovery.

Take care of yourself,

Gae, in Callala Bay