Rescue Journal

percy is not ok

Carol  ·  Mar. 22, 2012

i thought he was..honestly i thought he was going to be ok. i thought the vet visit was just me being cautious and paranoid.

his bowel has heriated into the scrotum and it absolutely cannot stay that way. th vets shot him full of more pain meds and are coming back in a couple of hours to prep him for surgery...first they are going to try to position him flat on his back and try to push the bowel back in without cutting him open. the danger in this is there is two thousand pounds of upside down cow and the pressure on his heart and lungs can kill him. the other two issues are it may not stay may just fall out again...and because he won't be opened up, the vet won't be able to assess the herniated bowel so we might be shoving dead bowel back in him.

if that doesn't work then they will have to open him up to try to get it back in and then when he wakes and stands up again, he has 800 pounds of bowels and intestines and whatever else is in there pressing down on a brand new fresh post op incision and the intestines still might not stay in.

the vet thinks it is worth the risk of surgery to at least try and save him and oh my fucking god i was so sure he was going to be ok this morning.

please keep the postive thoughts flying here for our percy.



the vets fgure he ruptured himself yesterday, trying to mount joy..even tho he is castrated, he thinks where there is a will there might be a way.

jamie bryk

Special prayer said today for you Percy and all of your family Carol.

Chris T

Carol - do they know why this would happen? I really hope he is ok.He is young so hopefully he can survive the surgery. Thinking good thoughts at Percy.

Kelly B

I am keeping Percy in my thoughts and sending healing his way. My thoughts are with you all.
-Kelly B


My thoughts and prayers are with you and Percy. I know how tricky this kind of surgery is but there is hope! Get better Percy.


Add my prayers to everyone elses' - I'm so sorry Carol that this is happening to Percy, and what a great vet to try everything conceivable to help him. Carol, you must be worn out with the worry! What a rollercoaster of emotions. Hugs to you, and Percy!

Bunny Horne

COME ON PERCY - you can do this. Lots of love and green gooey kisses to you.