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Postby Red » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:55 pm

Good thoughts you way. Things like that are always scary.

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Postby Beowulf » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:56 pm

Sending you best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. :pray

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Postby mtlu » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:01 pm

Sounds like Scram is in very good hands – sending wishes for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:20 pm

Sending positive thoughts.

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Postby julie64 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:26 pm

Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery. :hug:

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Postby Leslie H » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:41 pm

Thinking positive thoughts.

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Postby Red Chrome » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:54 pm

Sending good vibes yours and Scram's way.

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Postby ilikelily » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:49 pm

sending tons and tons of good vibes!

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Postby Nickdawg » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:14 pm

good thoughts your way!

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Postby SKoth » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:14 pm

Thank you so very much for all the well wishes! We are home now and Scram is here and fast asleep.

Now that I'm home I can type a little bit more about the last 18hours. Around 3am this morning she began vomiting repeatedly. She had several vomiting episodes until 5am. She seemed otherwise fine - good color, no abdominal pain, active, responsive... So I decided that I would bring her to work with me, at the animal hospital, so that I could keep an eye on her and run tests if needed.

She was relatively her normal self - she ran around, went to the bathroom fine, had some water etc... I thought we were going to be fine until 9am when she vomited up the water from earlier. That's when I knew what I was working with. I shot an abdominal xray and before I even had it up I could see... And I broke out into tears cause I knew what would follow.

She had four areas where tennis ball parts had to be removed - her stomach and three areas of her small intestine. It was a long surgery at 2.5hours. Thankfully she did well under the anesthetic and the doctors worked as a team to execute the surgery.

I'm so grateful to work at my hospital. When we finally got her open the areas with the ball parts were stretching to the brim. I couldn't believe the edges didn't break through it was that tight. However, the intestines weren't inflamed much. We got to the blockages early! Doctors guess she would have perforated within the next 24hours.

The best part is we don't have tennis balls for this reason! They found the ball outside a few days ago but I thought it had been locked away. Anyway, we'll see how the next week goes. There's a lot of risk with all of those incisions. She's currently in a morphine haze and not minding anything :)

Thanks again for the wishes! I'll keep you updated on her recovery!

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Postby Nickdawg » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:40 pm

Glad the surgery went well and she is home now.... what a scary ordeal!

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Postby Beowulf » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:45 pm

I am especially sensitive to the "blockage" threads. I once owned a trasheater.

I'm glad everything is going well. :thumbsup:

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Postby Leslie H » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:49 pm

Wow, sounds like things are going as well as I could. That's a lot of surgery.

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Postby Sarah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:03 pm

Tennis balls can be so scary! Good luck!

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Postby PitFriend » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:18 am

Glad the surgery went well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


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