Monday, February 15, 2010

Sitka is in Surgery

The Dr. called from UGA. They sedated her for the CT exam. It showed one ruptured bullae but given the amount of air surrounding her lungs, that indicates that there is another rupture somewhere but it didn't show on the CT. So instead on pulling her out of sedation, they are going ahead with surgery. They will insert a fluid into her lungs to find the other rupture(s). Kind of like putting soapy water on a car tire to see where the leak is. They think this was caused by "bullae disease" but in her case, it was spontaneous (as they see this more in trauma patients - such as being hit by a car, etc). Good news is the doctor said, and I quote, "There is a 90% chance this will not happen again." And it wasn't caused by any of the other bad stuff, like cancer, etc.

They will touch base with us after surgery, and throughout the evening as she is in recovery.

Send those prayers....


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Sweet Sitka...
we come from Zim's blog....
We want to tell you we're keeping you in our prayers and thoughts!!!
You have to feel good soon...we know Zim need you!!!!!!
And your family need you too!!!!
This is our first time here.....and we love your pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee dear (New) friend.....get well soon and we'll visit you often!!!
Paws crossed for you!!!!
Tons of love and sweet kisses

The Army of Four said...

Lots of prayers continuing for my girl!!!!
Play bows ,
your Zimmie

Sam said...

We are sending you lots of hugs and keeping you in our prayers! We are coming from Zim - keep your chin up!


Mack said...

Prayers are sent your way! (Along with a lot of Macky healing sugars)!

My lady Ruby sent me your way!

Teddy Bear said...

Hi Sitka, we heard that you're having a tough week. We're keeping our paws crossed that you get better.

Teddy Bear

ra_husky said...

woo are in our prayers,


Maggie and Mitch said...

Lots of AireZen is coming your way, Sitka!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Huffle Mawson said...

I am purring my hardest for my dear friend Sitka. I know she will get through this!

Team Husky said...

I have only just read about Sitka and wanted to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope they are able to repair the damage and that Sitka will make a speedy and full recovery.

I know exactly what you are going through right now, the waiting is just horrible.

I have recently been through a horrible experience with my beautiful boy Prince and we are fighting Fibrosarcoma (cancer) that isn't operable. The damage the tomor has done is too extensive and his spinal cord is compromised. Our only option was chemotherapy so we are doing that and hoping it will stop further growth of his tumor.

Please consider yourself lucky that Sitka has a good chance of a full recovery, I only wish my Prince could have this chance.


Mochi and Mommy said...

We're keeping all paws and fingers crossed that Sitka gets better soon! We're thinking of you all and I'm sending lots of Sibe Vibes to Sitka!

Mochi & Mommy

Randi said...

We are sending so much love & healing vibes!

Love & Licks,

Raising Addie said...

We are praying for you Sitka!

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Asta said...

Sitka is in my pwayews and thoughts non stop. Iknow the suwgewy will go well and she will make a total wecovewy. We all love hew and cawe vewy deeply.

smoochie healing kisses

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

We are hoping that our close proximity to you will keep the strength of our prayers for you really, really strong. We love you and want you to get better. Hang in there everyone.

Love and fuzzy kisses,

Ozzie, Zozo, John, and Kelly

PS. Keep shedding girl

The OP Pack said...

Our paws are crossed that Sitka will make a full recovery.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder