Digestive track blockage

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Digestive track blockage

Postby RedNoseSandyRose » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:37 am

My baby boy Tiger is staying overnight at the emergency vet clinic - he has been throwing up on and off all day and was a total mush with his sad face on all day. He was admitted after being xray-d for a possible blockage...preliminary xrays show nothing majorly wrong at this point but he needs to stay overnight for IV fluids and to be monitored and xray'd again in 6 hours. Please keep in him in your thoughts!!
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Postby Nickdawg » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:43 am

so sorry to hear, good thoughts for Tiger, he is adorable!

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Postby Allie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:49 am

Good luck. :hug: Please update.

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Postby spammie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:40 am

Poor Tiger, any news today?
I think obstructions are an ever present concern for all of us.

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Postby FBODGRL » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:24 pm

Hope everything is ok.

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Postby RedNoseSandyRose » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:40 pm

*An update*
Tiger is home and doing well - $1200 later :frown:
It ended up that he became stable today after IV fluids and continous monitoring of his situation. He hadn't thrown up since last night and the object passed thru his system. Ended up being a piece of tennis ball...my other dog plays fetch with them all the time and i have noticed Tiger chewing them up on many occasions and i am usually on him like white on rice but this time he got one past me. Anyways the main thins is that he is doing just fine. I've learned a lesson here for sure so i am hoping this is the first and only time it happens.
Thanks for the concern all!

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Postby Leslie H » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:53 pm

Glad they were able to help him. Xanny had the dreaded sports equipment blockage, too. W/her it was something nerf ball like she gobbled up on the lacrosse field. Hopefully, he'll be feeling better soon.

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Postby Nickdawg » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:54 pm

glad he is ok, sorry about the bill, I know how that is
( though pet insurance was helpful)

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Postby Kirstan » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:49 pm

Glad all is o.k. - Emmitt's was the inside stringy part of a baseball that, I think, was ground up in some grass after the field was mowed.

Price was about $2K, Emmitt came home so it's money well spent. ;)

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Postby luvnstuff » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:28 am

RedNoseSandyRose wrote:*An update*
Tiger is home and doing well - $1200 later :frown:
It ended up that he became stable today after IV fluids and continous monitoring of his situation. He hadn't thrown up since last night and the object passed thru his system. Ended up being a piece of tennis ball...my other dog plays fetch with them all the time and i have noticed Tiger chewing them up on many occasions and i am usually on him like white on rice but this time he got one past me. Anyways the main thins is that he is doing just fine. I've learned a lesson here for sure so i am hoping this is the first and only time it happens.
Thanks for the concern all!


ooo SCARY. glad he is ok! hope your pocket book recovers soon too.

Virgil puked up a chunk of something like a tennis ball, I have NO idea where or when he had the chance to swallow it, glad it came up but I understand how fast things go by by and we dont even know it.
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Postby Jazzy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:51 am

Tiger is precious!!!!

I'm glad he is well.

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Postby Fenriswolf » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:55 am

Oh whew! It's scarily common for them to die of a blockage - and you still get the $1200 bill. :tongue:

Give him extra cuddles from me. :hug:

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Postby dogs4jen » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:38 am

I'm glad he's back at home and doing so well.
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Postby RedNoseSandyRose » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:48 pm

Thanks again everyone for your care and concern. He is back to his normal hyper goofy self which is the best Christmas present ever!


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