Kirstie Alley and her dog May
Courtesy Kirstie Alley; Inset: Lester Cohen/WireImage)
10/17/2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
She avoided elimination
on Dancing with the Stars
Tuesday night, but Kirstie Alley
isn't all smiles.
The actress's adored Corgi
May has undergone a risky surgery and is beginning the slow process of recovery.
"Thank you all for your votes and working so hard on our behalf!!!! May I ask one more favor? My dog May needs your prayers," she Tweeted on Tuesday
. "She just came out of a difficult surgery 20 minutes ago … She is my beloved."
Throughout the night the actress posted updates about her dog's delicate condition. "May came out of the anesthetic well … her vital signs are good … your prayers are working," she Tweeted
By Wednesday morning, things continued to look good. "The May Report: Her vital signs are good… pink gums … sleeping peacefully… recovering as hoped," she said
. "Not out of the woods yet. Prayers working :)"
As Alley's Twitter followers sent messages of support, she showed her gratitude.
"With prayers like this I feel confident May will be fine," she wrote. "Thank you more than you will ever know."