Monday, December 2, 2013

LB Gives Col. Potter a Real Scare!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes

LB still needs surgery to repair a badly broken leg

Little LB gave everyone a real scare today!  Before you panic, he's alive, but it certainly could have gone either way...

When LB was put under anesthesia today for his orthopedic surgery (to repair his severely broken rear left leg with fractures in four places), his blood pressure dropped drastically.  This is not all that uncommon, but it usually comes right back up when treated with appropriate medications to raise it.  This was NOT the case for little LB!  It took an extraordinarily long time - 30 minutes - to get his blood pressure back to normal. 

He was immediately taken off anesthesia and has been put on an IV to flush out his kidneys.  The low blood pressure slows and even stops the flow of blood to all vital organs, including his kidneys, and could send him into renal failure.  He is being carefully monitored, having some additional testing done today, and research is being done to find a safer anesthetic solution for LB.  His orthopedic surgery will last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, depending on the extent of the damage and repair that is needed, so it is imperative that they find a safe anesthesia that LB can tolerate.  If this cannot be done, then the only other option will be to amputate LB's leg which would require being under anesthesia for a shorter period of time. 

Of course, we all hope this won't be the case and that the orthopedic surgery team will be able to find an anesthesia protocol that LB is tolerant of.  They will be attempting surgery again tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, LB's medical bills continue to escalate with this latest setback.  Please consider helping with LB's medical expenses. 

All donations should include a note to help LB and should be sent to:

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
c/o Danielle Rackstraw, Donations
PO Box 1354
Menifee, CA 92585-1354

If you prefer not to use checks for payment, but you wish to donate for little LB, please go to the Lynch Creek Farm/Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green! fundraiser, click on “Support Now”, then click on “Donate Now”, and make a Comment to indicate this is for LB’s medical expenses.  This is a 100% straight donation with no purchase required, and Lynch Creek Farm will pass 100% of all donations through to Col. Potter at the end of the fundraiser.

Please keep little LB in your prayers and send him any extra luck and positive thoughts you have that his orthopedic surgery will have a successful outcome tomorrow and that he will be well on the road to recovery.

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - Wednesday 12/11/13
20% of all proceeds during this time and 
100% of all Donations will be donated to
Col. Potter’s Cairn Rescue Network!



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