HELP FOR LEXI

$4,370raised of $8,000 goal
54%

Organizer: Schnauzerville Group Beneficiary: Lexi Rodriguez

This fundraiser is closed

LEXI is Jerry's aka Bella-s-dog little girl
Lexi is fighting for her life. She overdosed on Meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for humans only. Lexi is in ICU and her vet bill keeps climbing. So far $1800 was spend in the last 48 hrs on Vet bills.  She is staying at www.allpetcare.com hospital.

Please everyone help Jerry with his Lexi's vet bill as it keeps getting higher and higher.

Jerry has done so much for us during the years and it is because of him that we have such smooth streaming on all of our ustream channels. This is a great opportunity for all of us to give back to him.

All help with Lexi's vet bills will be greatly appreciated.

Let us all help NOW!

Thank you for your support, Vera
Updates

Updates

10/11/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
12:23 pm Lexi's kidney function test was NORMAL!!!
All values return to normal. 
Share This Update!


10/11/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
lexi continues to improve. However, last night I noticed an odor and when I looked under the dressing I noticed the surgical site was infected. This morning I took her to the vet and she removed the feeding tube because it was infected. I'm sure Lexi is glad it's out. She is eating her two meals a day just fine and in one week she gained 1.5 pounds. Way to go Lexi. 

While led she is there they will repeat her kidney function test and I should have results later today. 

I didnt forfor get about the group picture. Maybe this weekend. 

Once again thank you for your donations. Without them I don't think this would have been possible. 
Share This Update!


10/05/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is pretty much acting like her old self. She had a good checkup last Friday. Dr adjusted her feedings to make sure she is ingesting enough calories to regain some of her weight.  She is starting to eat solids on her own but  we are giving her some tube feedings to fatten her up.  Dr will repeat labs in a week or so to check for any kidney damage.  Also, the feeding tube will remain in place for 2 weeks just to be safe. Hope to post a family picture with Lexi sometime tomorrow.

thanks again!
Share This Update!


10/05/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is pretty much acting like her old self. She had a good checkup last Friday. Dr adjusted her feedings to make sure she is ingesting enough calories to regain some of her weight.  She is starting to eat solids on her own but  we are giving her some tube feedings to fatten her up.  Dr will repeat labs in a week or so to check for any kidney damage.  Also, the feeding tube will remain in place for 2 weeks just to be safe. Hope to post a family picture with Lexi sometime tomorrow.

thanks again!
Share This Update!


10/03/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi continues to improve. So far her  bills have added up to $5,855,35.  Thanks to your generosity we were able to bring her back to health.  I would expect her feeding tube will be removed sometime next week.  I tried to post the pdf here but the site did not accept a pdf file.  So here is a link to it. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/do5a70g15czl64g/Lexi%20Vet%20Bills.pdf

thanks again.
Jerry & the Kids
Share This Update!


10/02/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Great! I can still post updates.  Lexi is doing better.  Little by little she is eating more solid food everyday (chicken and rice) and I supplement that with one to two tube feedings. I feel she is on her way to recovery.  She is definitely back to chasing squirrels, sunbathing and running in the backyard.
Definitely, more alert than this past weekend.

I hope to bring her with me this Friday to schnauzerville.  Yes i had to reschedule my trip due to my shoulder and therapy schedule.

jerry
Share This Update!


10/01/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
One more thing and I can't believe I forgot to do until now.  I have to extend a VERY special THANK YOU to Vera, aka Max, from http://www.maximilianschnauzers.com and http://livepuppycam.com.  She is the one that came up with the idea of the fundraiser and took the time to set it up for me and the kids.

From the bottom of my heart I want to SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH for what you did for us.  You were there for me 2yrs ago when I suddenly lost my black schnauzer Ramius and now this.  Thank you for being such a GOOD FRIEND.

Jerry & the Kids
Share This Update!


10/01/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
This may be the last update on Lexi. I'm not sure if I can post updates after the fundraiser ends. Lexi is doing well. She will stay home with me for the rest of the week. She is eating solid food and is staying hydrated.  Overall, she is doing well. I'm anxiously waiting for her first bowel movement since we started her tube feedings.  All in all she seems to slowly be getting back to normal.  She is barking at other dogs, chasing squirrels and hidding in the shed with Bella. 

At this time I want to thank all the supporters that made this dream a reality.  My kids and I will never forget what you all did for us.  The support we got from everyone (even from folks i do not know) was incredible. 

Thank you very much,
Sarah, Diana, Matthew, Nicholas & Jerry
Share This Update!


09/30/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is finally turning around.  Her labs results showed improved kidney function compared to Friday's results and hwer white blood cell count is down to 28,000 from Friday'shigh of 52,000.  She is more playfull and vocal.  
Share This Update!


09/30/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Last night was a rough night. Lexi seemed very lethargic and I kept debating what to do.  She looked a bit dehydrated.  This morning whe woke up on the same spot I placed her on last night.  Then I opened the slidding door and she ran outside. I prepared some boil chicken and white rice but she wasn't that interested in it. SO as I start to prepare her tube feeding she began to eat her chicken and rice. YES!  Then I had to leave for physical therapy. When I got back i served her another but smaller plate and she ate that too.  So when she was done with it we left for the vet.  She adjusted her dressing around her neck after noticing some swelling under her jaw. She also drew some blood to repeat the labs. So far today she is doing ok.  I guess her bowels are getting cranking because her farts for a tiny dog STINK like crazy.  I don't mind.  Just glad to have her back.
She is a FIGHTER for sure.
Share This Update!


09/29/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
sorry for the lack of updates but Saturday was a very busy day with Lexi and my daughter's cheerleading. Lexi was doing Good Saturday around 1pm.  So good the Dr said if her blood work came back better she would be allowed to come home last night. We got to the hospital around 9pm and spent an hr there going over her care needs and especially how to feed her via the tube. So last night when she came home I prepared her fresh chicken and rice which she ate. YES! She was playful too.  This morning I walked her, gave her the oral meds which she kept down.  I gave her solid food but didn't want it so I prepared her liquid diet and fed it to her via the feeding tube.  it is a much longer process like 40 mins to feed one liquid meal but she is worth it. I will take her a short walk in a little bit and I will try solid food one more time around 2pm.  I will try to upload new photos and maybe a video of her later one. 

Once again thank you for your prayers and generosity with your donations.  Without them, none of this would have been possible.
Share This Update!


09/27/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
10:53pm  Just got back from visiting Lexi at the animal hospital.  The feeding tube is in place and they plan to start using it tomorrow.  They want to give it time to settle in. She is on a bunch of meds to protect her GI tract, nausea and she is on two antibiotics.  I took a few pictures of her which i will try to post soon.  In the meantime please pray for her. Thanks and goodnight.
Share This Update!


09/27/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
This is the procedure she underwent today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYCEAml_KGo


Share This Update!


09/27/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
5:25pm.  What a day it has been.  This morning about 90 mins after I dropped off Lexi at her regular vet I get a call from the vet very concerned about the blood work results.  Her white blood cell (WBC) was very high, 52,000 when the normal high end is 17,000.  She feared the worst that an ulcer may have perforated and was leaking content into her abdomen. So needless to say I had to rush back to the vet get Lexi and drive her back to the emergency aninal hospital. Whenwe got there the Dr did an ultrasound and could not find any evidence of free fluid in the abdomen to suggest a perforation in the GI tract. So they started IVs to re-hydrate he and balance her her electrolytes.  They also just completed the placement of a feeding tube in her esophagus that comes out the side of her neck. This will make itless traumatic to give her food and medcines (ie. antibiotics) They will start using the feeding tube later tonight.  Tomorrow they will repeat blood count.  They want the WBCs to come down some and make sure she does not vomit before she can come home.  ROUGH day for little Lexi.

Today's high estimate was $1,500 down.
Share This Update!


09/27/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi had a mixed evening on the 26th. She vomitted some water she drank with a pill had 3 bowel movements.  1st one was very hard and tar like in appearance (from bleeding) but the 2nd and 3rd were very loose but dark brown in color. According to her vet she will take loose brown over black any day. Biggest challenge is she is not eating on her own.  My kids did take her out last night for a short walk and she ran some and even barked at another dog for the very first time since two Sundays ago. That was nice to hear but my biggest concern is how long can her body go without eating solids.  Vet is having a consult with an internal medicine vet to discuss the possibility of a feeding tube.  Her vet is also retesting her blood count and possibly the kidney function test early am. Thanks again for everyone's generosity. 
Share This Update!


09/26/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Not much news to report after picking her up from the vet.  She is still not eating on her own but she continues to drink. The vet is calling the specialist tomorrow and is repeating the blood count and kidney function test in the morning.  She really needs to start eating on her own.  I'm going to make her some fresh chicken and see if she eats it.  Come on Lexi!
Share This Update!


09/26/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is still not eating on her own and since coming home Monday from the animal hospital she has thrown up once.  That was this morning around 3:30am shortly after taking a 1/4 of a pill.  She will go to her regular vet this morning and she may have her labs repeated today to check on her kidney function and total blood count. I will post the results as soon as I get them.
Share This Update!


09/25/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Last night Lexi got a warm shower and I dried her with the blower. I think she liked it.  She is still not eating on her own but she drinks.  It's hard to tube feed her.  She clinches her jaws pretty tight.  Took her out for a walk with Bella last night and she played with Bella by charging her from time to time.  Had a good night and is back at the regular vet this morning.  They care for her during the day so I can get things done and I cover the night shift.  I can't wait to see her take her first bites of food on her own.  Not sure if blood count will be repeated today or tomorrow.
Share This Update!


09/24/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
I just uploaded two pictures of Lexi taken today around noon by her vet. 
Share This Update!


09/24/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Goood morning! Lexi had a good night at home. She did not vomit her meds or tube feedings. She even drank some water on her own. This morning I took her to her regular vet to spend the day  there as a precaution. If she does well there and during the night at home, then she will stay with me at home on Wednesday.  Kids are happy to see her.  WHile she is still not hersefl at least it looks and feels like the worst is behind us. Let's pray it is.

Again me and the Kids can't thank you enough for your donations which made this possible.
Share This Update!


09/23/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi was discharged from the hospital and is home resting in her crate with the blankets.  She is not eating on her own yet but she is not vomiting her tube feedings. That's great!  She goes to see her regular vet Tuesday morning at 8;15 and will spend the day with them.  (Reg vet is cheaper than the emergency hospital and I'm trying to stretch out the wonderful donations)  Then she will come home for the night.  Guess I'm her night nurse. Will be repeating blood work is a day or two just to make sure nothing creeps up on us.  In the meantime we are thrilled to have her home even if she is still under the weather.
Share This Update!


09/23/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi had her blood work done arount 3pm.  The packed cell count is holding steady at 26%.  I'm going to see her tonight after dinner and she may come home if I feel I can do everything she will need during the night.  I have her scheduled at 8:15 tomorrow morning with her regular vet.  Keep fingers crossed and please keep those prayers coming.


Share This Update!


09/22/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
I visited her around 10pm  She looked better than yesterday (thank God) but would not eat for me. Not surprised considering what she went thru today.  At least now she is getting nutrition thru a feeding tube and thru the IV.  Let's pray tomorrow she feels a bit better and eats the chicken I left at the hospital. 
Share This Update!


09/22/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
At 9:00am I got the call from the animal hospital.  GOOD NEWS!!! Lexi will not require surgery based on what they found. They scoped her stomach and as far down of her upper GI as the scope could go. What they are diffused areas of erosion of the linning. He would not call them ulcers.  Said they look like they are in the healing process.  So they will now be more aggressive with tube feedings to better support her nutritional needs. Add an appetite stimulant and keep pumping her GI tract with meds to protect her from developing ulcers.  Next update will be around 6:00pm.

I hope to scan all the curent bills into a pdf that I can upload to the site for anyone that might want to see them.  THANK YOU once again for  your DONATIONS.  None of this would have been possible without your assistance.
Share This Update!


09/22/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
8:05 am  One of Lexi's doctors just called. they are prepping her for the endoscopy. Her blood count dropped another 3 points so it's getting close to were she might need some blood products to replace the losses. Getting nervous.
Share This Update!


09/22/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Sunday morning 7:15am I called to check up on Lexi and there is not much change in her status. She had some diarrhea last night and would not eat so she was fed with a tube. She is still scheduled for the upper GI endoscopy sometime this morning. Let's pray for a good outcome. 
Share This Update!


09/21/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Animal Hospital called around 6:00pm.  Internal medicine agreed to do her upper GI endoscopy Sunday morning. That's another $800.  They will call me with the results and their recommendation while she is still under anesthesia in the event they need approval for surgery.  Please pray for her.

This has been one hell of an emotinal rollercoaster after Thursday night.
Share This Update!


09/21/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is back at the animal hospital.  She was just not eating or drinking for us at home.  So I got her back to the hospital around 4:00pm She urinated twice and had one bowel movement which was completely black.  A sign that she is still bleeding in her stomach.  She has a consult with internal medicine to decide the best approach. Right now I think they want to scope her to find the ulcer and decide best course of treatment.  They will restart her IV fulids, meds and she is getting an extra med for nausea later tonight.  We are hoping it's something that can be treated medically instead something that may require surgery but we won't know until the scope.

Next update tonight at around 9pm

Tonight's fee was $500 plus a $300 deposit for the internal medicine consult.
Share This Update!


09/21/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is home resting. We tried to feed her but was not interested.  Will keep on trying.  Had a bowel movement but it was black throughout from the GI bleeding.  If she does not eat for us she will spend the night at the hospital to replenish her fluids. 
Tentatively, if things do not change she will need to have her stomach scoped to find the source of the bleeding and to see if it warrants surgical repair.
Share This Update!


09/21/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
spoke with the vet thsi morning. Her total blood count is holding steady.  She is repeating the kidney function test at 9am.  If the results are good, she would like to send her home to see if she will eat better for us in a familiar enironment.  Just to be safe she is leaving the IV port in. If she does not eat for us then we are taking her back to the hospital for an overnight stay and to replenish fluids via IV.  
Right now the biggest worry is the condition of the lining of the stomach and GI track. Will post again around noon time.
Share This Update!


09/20/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
she is definitely spending the night at the hospital. She is still not eating well enough to come home. In fact she has refused all food today. The kids and I plan to visit her tonight around 8:45. They have added a new medication for nausea. Please keep praying for her. 
Share This Update!


09/20/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Just left the hospital after spending 30 mins with Lexi. She looked tired. Not as perky as last night and would not eat for me but she drank water on several occasions. It's been only 12 hrs since last night's chicken feast. Also they had just given her the med to coat her stomach. Her morning labs improved. I met with the dr and at this point they are not concerned with her kidney function. They are now focused on her stomach and the possibility on an ulcer perforating which would require emergency surgery. So please keep sending your prayers. 
Next update later today around 6:00pm
Share This Update!


09/20/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Quick morning update. Lexi had a vey good night. She did not vomit the chicken and water we gave her last night. Waiting on a call from her doctor to go over the morning lab results. In th meantime, I'm cooking he some plain white rice and another piece of chicken. 
Share This Update!


09/19/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Quick Lexi update. Just got off the phone with hospital.  Essentially no change since noon. We are visiting her later tonight and we are bringing her some boiled shredded chicken to see if she will eat it.I hope to drive the kids with me around 9:00pm and take her outside for her potty run.

Next set of lab tests is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

We are blown away by everyones generosity. Thank you all.
Share This Update!


09/19/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi update. Just spoke with her dr. Dr said "Lexi is doing good". Last night she actually took a few bites of solid food and kept it down. They continue with iv fluids and are keeping a close eye on her protein levels, blood count and kidney function tests. she is also getting more doses to protect her stomach lining and her GI tract. Stool is still very dark but the dr said that's normal and it will take sometime to clear up. If her appetite continues to increase, there's no vomiting and the labs hold steady, she may be allowed to come home Saturday. 

I want to tell you all how much we appreciate your donations. I wish you could have seen the faces of my kids when I show them the total if donations received by lady night. They are so happy because thaBJs to your support Lexi had a chance to beat this accident. 
Thanks again. She will be visiting schnauzer like in the near future. 
Share This Update!


09/18/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Just want to update everyone on Lexi.  I ended taking her to http://www.tbvsecc.com in Largo, FL. Her condition is guarded but here is hope.  Her creatinine level is staying in the normal range but her BUN is still elevated.  They feel it's progably due to bleeding from inflamation in the lining of the stomach and/or the GI tract.  Could also be a perforated ulcer or GI. She is scheduled to have an ultrasound later tonight to look for free fluid in her abdomen or chest. They will continue to adjust her fluids very carefully during the night since her albumin is very low and they do not want it to get any lower.  She may need a transfusion later on but time will tell.  I will call the vet for an update before I go to bed.  It goes without saying that I'm so grateful for everyone's help wether it was financial or spiritual. (never underestimate the power of prayer) I promise all of you that if she pulls thru, my first visit will be to schnauzerville to get her in front of my extended family. Thank you and God Bless.
Share This Update!


09/18/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is now being transfered to Bluepearl specialty clinic to help save her life. Here is the link  www.florida.bluepearlvet.com
Share This Update!


09/18/2013
by Schnauzerville Group
Lexi is in acute renal failure and needs to be transfered to a specialty clinic today.
Thank you for your help
Share This Update!
Supporters

Supporters

Comments

Comments


Get Fundraiser Updates
More photosView Gallery

Gallery

Contact the Organizer

Widget code for HELP FOR LEXI | Medical Expenses - YouCaring

Copy the embed code shown then paste it on your site. You can select from 3 premade sizes.

x

Just copy the code above and paste it on your site!