Help save Jack

Update posted by Yat Kam Lai On Dec 04, 2018

Dear everyone,

This morning we sent Jack back to the specialty hospital for his second surgery. As part of the pre surgery check, the vet did an ultrasound to pinpoint where the fluid is in the abdomen. To his surprise, he could not get the abdomen fluid out for sampling. He then did a focal ultrasound (more focused) on his abdomen to search for the fluid. The outcome of the scan was no fluid found.

2 factors for the outcome:

1) Jack’s immune system fought it off and flushed out the fluid.

2) the culture test outcome is contaminated

The vet mentioned the possibility of the latter factor is relatively low. We all now hope it is the first factor that leads to the missing of the fluid.

Therefore, a second surgery is not necessary at this point (unless we really want to know if there’s any breakdown inside his intestines or stomach). Given Jack has the appetite to eat, not having any signs of post surgical syndrome, and also the risk of the second surgery involved, it is recommended that Jack should stay home and be observed for 2 more weeks. During these 2 weeks, he has been given 2 antibiotics to fight off the 3 bacteria found in the culture test as a precaution.

During these 2 weeks, if Jack is to show signs of severe diarrhea, loss of appetite, or digested blood in stool, then a second surgery will be imminent.

We all hope he will make it these 2 weeks. Once again thank you donors for your generosity. We will keep all of you updated on Jack’s condition periodically.

With great appreciation,

Jack’s owner

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Anne Fung

Update posted by Dec 05

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Update posted by Yat Kam Lai On Dec 03, 2018

Updates on Jack:

We brought Jack home on 29th Nov. He seemed to be progressing well on his recovery. He was active, eating and pooping. However, as we mentioned earlier, the vet had found some fluid in Jack’s abdomen and had sent samples to the la for bacterial culture tests. The results came in today and found 3 types of highly-active and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the fluid.

The vet mentioned one of the reasons why the fluid is in Jack’s abdomen may due to the wounds in Jack’s intestines are not healing. And why Jack is not influenced by it at the moment is because the oral antibiotic Jack has been taking is suppressing the bacteria or the fluid is contained by some kind of cysts that’s protecting Jack from it. But once the bacteria got to Jack’s abdomen, it will cause peritonitis (infection in abdominal membrane) and serious complications.

After consulting with both vets on Jack’s case, we have decided that he needs another surgery in order to remove the fluid in his abdomen. The second surgery is going to be a very high-risk procedure (success rate at 50 percent), we will send him back to VSH for the second surgery as VSH is better equipped and hence better chances on Jack. The quotation on the surgery and postoperative care is approximately 50K-70K for now.

Once again, thank you for those who have donated to us. Your help is very much appreciated.

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God bless Jack

kelvin kwan

Update posted by Dec 03

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