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Laurie’s in the Hospital

Posted by laurie on January 30, 2013

This is Phillip. Laurie is doing well. It’s 8:20, I left her at 10:00 last night. She was more or less comfortable and had her complete wits about her. Yesterday at about 11:00 AM she began to has severe abdominal pain. As it grew she drove home. Eventually it became so bad we called 911. She was brought into the hospital and a CT showed that her bowel had twisted on itself. This called for emergency surgery. They found a portion of her bowel had to be removed. They reattached the two good ends. At this point, barring complications, she should make a complete recovery. Initial estimate was a one week stay but that can vary. I’ll keep you informed. Thanks for all your well wishes.

59 Responses to “Laurie’s in the Hospital”

  1. So glad to hear that Laurie is okay. What a scary thing to have happen. Take good care of her Dr. K and tell her that we miss her already. Sending good thoughts and prayers her way.

  2. Joan said

    Sending good thoughts her way. Hope she comes home soon.

  3. Jacqui said

    Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with all of you both two legged and four legged! Get well soon Laurie!

  4. Hope she feels better soon! Good vibes to her, you and the boys!

  5. carla guyer said

    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Glad the prognosis is good.

  6. Jeri said

    Oh please tell Laurie that I am thinking of her and that I wish her a very speedy recovery!

  7. NJ said

    Please give her good wishes from Iowa. (right now, in the middle of a snowstorm)

  8. Marci said

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My son has Crohn’s disease and this last simmer had part of his small intestine removed. So we know a little of the pain and the process you are going through. We have often said that it was too bad we couldn’t bring Lucky (our beagle girl) for visits to the hospital because his recovery would have been that much quicker!! Get well soon, heal fast!

  9. Lynne said

    Wishing Laurie a speedy recovery and hoping that she will be home soon. I bet the boys miss her.

  10. Sam and Sweetums' Mom said

    Here’s to an uncomplicated recovery from the resection and for many beagle cuddles to speed her recovery!

    • Susan in DE said

      Best wishes to Laurie for a speedy recovery … not fun, but thank goodness for a quick medical intervention and a positive prognosis!

  11. Karen Spivey said

    Thanks for keeping us informed! Please continue to do so.

  12. Libby and Emily's mom said

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  13. Cody and Henry's Aunt said

    Thanks for the update, Philip. Glad everything went well. Luana, Cody, Henry, and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I’m sure you and the boys miss her and will give her a great welcome home.

    NJ, the snow is just starting here in eastern Wisconsin.

  14. Kim Henry with Jack & Ferris said

    Oh no! That must of been scary! Wishing Laurie a speedy and uneventful recovery. Which I’m sure will be helped with plenty of Beagle Therapy and Dr. Kramer’s care!

  15. Susan Hann said

    Laurie, wishing you a speedy recovery – know your “boys” will take good care of you once you’re home.

  16. FannieMae's Mom said

    :Laurie – best wishes for a speedy recovery. Your boys (husband and beagles) will take good care of you. PS – my ex had the same thing happen to him years ago. After undergoing surgery he recovered quickly.

  17. Rebecca Campbell said

    Will Laurie come home in a full body cast to keep Beagle feet off the surgical site? I know how much the boys love her and will want to be close when she returns. All kidding aside, we wish you a speedy recovery and wish the best for Dr. K and family.

    Becky and Art Campbell and Roscoe, Pete, Penny, Ginger and Heidi

  18. JC said

    So sorry! Best wishes for a quick recovery, and you will have lots of beagle kisses to help you on your way…

  19. Gloria said

    Best wishes to Laurie for a speedy recovery. I am sure the boys miss her and can’t wait to have her home.

  20. Happy said

    Oh no! Get well soon, hopefully you can sneak in the fur kids for some pet therapy!

  21. Beaglemom to Ben & Tito said

    Best wishes for speedy recovery!

  22. Carolyn Campbell, Reno. Nevada said

    Get well soon, Laurie. We miss you already on your website!

  23. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    Good grief, that’s scary that it moved so fast. Laurie, take care of yourself and get well soon. Phillip, hang in there. Shermie and Stanley, be good little doggies for Daddy.

    Best wishes to ALL the Kramers from the Tembo pack in California.

  24. Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said

    Sending prayers for Laurie.

  25. admathieu said

    Oh Laurie how awful! Phillip, hang in there too! We are thinking about you both! Don’t let the night nurses get you! LOL! We’ll be rooting for your full recovery! Beagle love to the rescue!

  26. Scooby's Mom said

    Sending our wishes for a full and speedy recovery from the Dygdala family, as well as our co-workers (since they all know about you and beagles-on-the-web too). Get well soon!

  27. Kate (Gandolf's mom) said

    Oh my gosh! Prayers and good thoughts for Laurie! We’re rooting for her speedy recovery. How scary! I am sure the boys will be great snuggle bugs when she comes home. You too, Phillip. 🙂 Please let her know we’re all thinking of her!

  28. harperlea said

    Thanks first to Nancy for the update on yesterday’s post…
    Thank you Phillip for giving us the latest news….

    Laurie: Wishing you a very speedy recovery!!! So glad that the surgery went well and the prognosis is good! The Lash Pack in California is sending puppy slobbers, kitty binks, hugs & prayers your way!!!

    Harper, Rick, JD, Shotzy, Bartles, Quincy, & Tang

  29. Bailey & Gypsy & Trents dad said

    Thanks Phillip!
    GET WELL SOON LAURIE!
    Don’t make me sent little Trent to your hospital bed!!

  30. Get well soon. Your friends you’ve never met need you back with your complete wits to carry on. I guess you have to lay off spicy food for a while!!

  31. Lexi's mum said

    Get well soon! So glad to hear that they were able to identify and fix the problem so quickly. Give the boys an extra cuddle for us, I’m sure they’ll be wondering where Laurie is.

  32. Linda UK said

    Laurie, your UK friends are sending you huge get well wishes. I’ve told Dylan, & he is sending the biggest beagle kiss to you. Hope you get home soon so you can get the beagle love first hand.

  33. Kaye - Bode's mum said

    Laurie, hope you’re feeling better soon! If this were a geographic community instead of a virtual one, we would all be there to help with the pups and everyday routine so you could focus on healing.

    • Sue ~ Barney , Jodi, & Huggy Bear's Mom said

      That is absolutely true!. Laurie, I’m so sorry you had to go thru this. Must have been very scarey for you, Dr. K and the Beagles. Here’s wishing for a dull and uneventful recovery for all of you. The pups send licks and leans. LOL about the full body cast. Take care Laurie, we love you and will keep you in our prayers.

  34. Jenni & Chloe said

    Pleased to hear things are going well with Laurie. I had just been catching up with the DD earlier in the day, so I hope those boys will be good nurses, and thank doG you married that nice Jewish Doctor Laurie!

  35. Kathleen said

    What a major bummer all that must have been for everyone, but especially you Laurie. The boys need their full complement of household staff to take care of their every need – so get well soon. Maybe Phillip can sneak the boys in as short, furry candy stripers.

  36. Karen Spivey said

    I hope the doctor prescribes pumpkin bread!

  37. Gunner and Bailey's mom Anne said

    Oh my gosh, how scary! She is strong and will be back to normal quickly I’m sure. Gunner, Bailey and I are sending you lots of strength and energy! Feel better soon!

  38. Dennis & Margie Kelley (and Rosie, Sadie & Coco) said

    Hope Laurie is home soon and enjoying the affections of all her boys (that includes you, Philip!) – best wishes from the Kelley pack!!

  39. Rusty Bob, Maggie Mae and Odie Bug Jackson- Texas said

    Oh no! We are wishing her all the hugs and beagles kisses of healing she can handle!

  40. Pam Minnick - "Forever" Nikki's Mom (RIP) said

    Praying for all quick & full recovery!! I’m am so sorry to hear this, I feel like we are close friends, since I’ve been following her page for closing on 10 years. Beagle Hugs from Cincinnati, OH

  41. David said

    Holding all y’all (that’s plural for y’all) in the Light!

  42. BookerMoose said

    Oh my goodness – sending our best thoughts (and slurpy beagle kisses) Laurie’s way for a speedy recovery.

  43. Julie - JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

    We join with Linda in sending much love across the water from the UK for a speedy recovery, and lots of beagle kisses from JB and Cassie to all of you xx

  44. Patr said

    OH NO. Laurie – get well soon. Dr K and the beagles will be so lonely without you at home. I believe all Hospital should have a ‘pet visitation’ area for well behaved pets to come visit. I said behaved and no quite, because they would never let a beagle in after my two were there. 🙂

    Keep us updated and you are all in our prayers.

  45. J. Morris said

    Sending healing thoughts her way. Thank you for telling us.

  46. Carol, Libby's mom said

    I am just now reading my email so this is a later reply from Carol and Libby in St. Louis. We send many good thoughts and prayers and much love to you Laurie. We hope you have a speedy recovery. Many thanks and good wishes also to Aunt Nancy for yesterday’s post and to Phillip for the update. And, of course,lots of hugs to Stanley and Sherman just for being Stanley and Sherman. I hope ALL of you know you are surrounded by lots of concern and caring from all of the BotW-DD family, where ever we are.

  47. Eleanore said

    I also am late reading the DD. I am so sorry to hear about Laurie. I am sending my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I think the hospital should allow dogs to visit. I’m sure you would feel better instantly.

  48. Elizabeth said

    I’m so sorry to hear of Laurie’s ordeal! I’m very glad the surgery was successful, and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

  49. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    I’m joining in with everyone else to wish Laurie a speedy recovery so she can be back home with her three favorite boys!

  50. Judy said

    I hope Laurie feels better soon.

  51. Scott and Scout said

    Wishing Laurie a very speedy recovery. Thank goodness you didn’t delay and when to the ER in a timely fashion. Holding Laurie in my heart…….

  52. Cheryl said

    Please get well soon!! Love from the Becker beagles!

  53. Denise said

    Best wishes to Laurie for a speedy recovery.

  54. Kathy, Gail, and our boys Riley, Murphy, Zachary (honarary feline beagle) and Jamieson (also honarary feline beagle) said

    All hopes for a speedy recovery and return home to Philip and the boys.

  55. Spunky's Mom said

    Oh my! Didn’t see yesterday’s post and am just getting on here now. Best wishes for a speedy recovery – lots of thoughts, prayers and beagle hugs coming your way!

  56. Carol, Eddy's mom said

    Get well soon Laurie! There is a lot of human and beagle love coming your way!

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