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Ugh. Blockage.

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
So I guess we get to join the blockage club. Meesha must have thought we were doing too much Christmas shopping. So we came home to this:
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What sucks is that right before we left I thought that maybe she was a little too hyper to be left out of her crate, but she never chews anything so we just left. ALWAYS LISTEN TO THAT LITTLE VOICE! Haha. She pooped and ate for a couple days but I never saw remnants and I had a feeling she would never pass it so when she started puking, we rushed her in. Luckily almost all of it was stuck in the stomach which is apparently an easier surgery. The techs were amazed and kept all the pieces in a jar.

She's recovering now and being pitiful. This is the part that worries me most. But she won't leave my sight until she gets these staples out. Haha. Since people like to see prices, I'll include the invoice but I will say this is a place I drive 45 minutes to because the vets in Memphis are outrageous. So this is probably not a typical price.

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NobodyHere

Guest
All of the material was still in the stomach, you know what she ate, and they didn't induce vomiting before they decided to cut? That's kind of disappointing. You're right, though, those prices are not typical. In my area, that would have been a $3000 surgery or more.
 

_unoriginal

Cow Dog
Wow so sorry to hear this. Hopefully recovery goes well for her (and you).

And yea that's some crazy cheap prices.
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
The chunks could have been to large and gotten stuck coming back up. That would have been a lot easier though. Ha.

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phillysmom

Good Dog
So now you have a cowboy boot slipper? Lol, she really did a number on that boot. I think you got off pretty cheap, that would have been waaay more expensive where I live. Thanks for sharing your story!
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
So we got her this afternoon and she had the surgery Thursday. The vet said they fed her last night and she kept it down. We fed her like a tiny handful of her kibble around 10 and then about 1/3 can of I/d about 4 or so. She's been drinking a bit of water and a little bit ago she puked a pretty sizable pile of food/water. My vet is closed so I called a different one and they say it is probably anesthesia leftovers and not to feed her til morning. Ugh this is so nerve wracking.

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lizzie13

Good Dog
Wow so all of the boot missing she ate? And she continued to have regular bowel movements for a few days until she vomitted? That's crazy. Hope she feels better and thank goodness she is ok.
 
WOW! sorry that happened-but you sure did get off pretty easy with the bill!
I hear most blockage surgerys range from 2,000-7,000.
Merry Christmas!
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
I know. And its Christmas so we're traveling and just bringing her everywhere. Luckily my vet is awesome and gave me her cell to ask questions.

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innoko

Big Dog
We fed her like a tiny handful of her kibble around 10 and then about 1/3 can of I/d about 4 or so. She's been drinking a bit of water and a little bit ago she puked a pretty sizable pile of food/water.

My vet told me not to give Krieger any kibble for a few days after his obstruction surgery--we did chicken and rice for about three days and I don't recall him ever puking, just looking utterly miserable! You definitely lucked out on the bill, too. Wishing Meesha a speedy recovery!
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
Whew. She pooped! And she kept down a tiny bit of i/d last night and a tiny bit this morning. Baby steps! She is so scrawny looking but we can't rush it or she'll just puke it up and we'll be back at square one.

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BlueBaloo

Big Dog
Oh man I danced and clapped for her. haha she was very pleased with herself!

She's lost so much weight. I keep her pretty lean and she lost maybe 7-10 lbs. You can see all her ribs and her back legs are losing muscle. But I think we're now feeding her enough for her to stop losing weight it might just be another few days to a week till we can start trying to gain it back. We also think the pain meds made her feel icky so we cut back to half pills and she seems to feel better too.

I hope that boot was tasty Meesha...