Friday, December 19, 2008

I can scarcely believe the differences between this latest post and the last one I wrote a little over a week ago.

The Critter is in critical condition. I took him to the vet this morning because yesterday he would not eat and he seemed very drowsy. I spoke to the vet a few minutes ago and apparently his body is destroying his own blood. He is getting a transfusion. Please keep him in your prayers.


Addendum
His condition is called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), and his chances are 50/50 right now. The last batch of plasma did not change his condition, so he will spend the night at the vet's and receive a second batch, followed by more blood work. The doctor said that if he makes it through this, he'll more than likely never have DIC again. That finish line, however, seems so far away and so unlikely. Again, I ask for your prayers.

10 comments:

Diva Mom Vicki said...

Oh, no. Prayers going up!

Jennifer said...

Oh that is horrible. Sending prayers to St. Francis right now!

Kirk said...

Tom my friend.
I am very sorry to hear this news. I shall keep you both in my prayers.

Tom in Vegas said...

Vicki, Jennifer, and Kirk: Thank you to all of you. This is a very difficult time right now.

Kirk said...

I know.

Rita said...

This is so sad.

Praying hard.

Adrienne said...

OMG - My heart just jumped into my throat. How awful. My heart is breaking for you. I will pray extra hard for little Critter.

Tom in Vegas said...

Rita, Auntie A -

Thank you as well.

Katie Alender said...

Oh, Tom! Oh, no. Poor Critter. Poor Tom.

Prayers that he will pull through.

kris said...

damn Tom. i've been away from blogs too much. just catching up. prayers beginning. DIC is tough. but it can be beat.