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what a way to start the day...

Postby dragynflye » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:12 am

river was kicked out of the bed about 1am, when ariana woke up and joined me in bed. to that point, everything was fine. i woke up this morning to giant piles of dog hork EVERYWHERE. i put her (and the other two) out while i cleaned, and when i went to let them back in, river was straining to poop, nothing coming out. she also refused her breakfast. i did a quick toy count while i was on hold with the vet, and watson's wub is missing. it's possible that it was just stashed somewhere, but with all river's symptoms, i'm betting she swallowed it.

*sigh* i'm usually so careful about choosing size appropriate toys, and have been watching river with the puppy toys for this very reason. guess i wasn't watching well enough....

my poor girl.

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:21 am

Oh No!! I hope River will be ok. I will be praying for you all.

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Postby dragynflye » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 am

she REALLY doesn't feel well! i tried inviting her up on the couch with me, and she just sat on the floor with her head in my lap, looking at me with those sad, sad eyes, and shivering. her appointment isn't until 11, but i am thinking i might go sit in their waiting room in hopes they can get us in sooner.

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby dogs4jen » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:48 pm

I sure hope she'll be okay, good thoughts sent. That definitely counts as a bad day.

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Postby Libby » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:38 pm

Oh no, poor baby! I'd get her in on an emergency--blockages can be fatal, very fast.

I'm keeping her in my thoughts!

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby dragynflye » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:37 pm

she's still at the vet. nothing showed on the xray, so they wanted to do a barium scan. about an hour in, right after the barium left her stomach, she puked it all back up. they are going to try again. the vet won't operate without knowing exactly where the blockage is. makes sense, but in the mean time, my baby is suffering and miserable and alone. and i just want them to fix her so she can come home! :sad:

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:09 pm

:pray for River and her vet! :pray

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:47 am

Update?

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby dogs4jen » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:02 pm

How's she doing?

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby FBODGRL » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:43 pm

Hope she is doing ok.

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby Adrianne » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:05 pm

poor baby!! Updates?

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby dragynflye » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:22 pm

river's home!

the barium made it through to her colon, where it showed a foreign body. since it was already in her colon, the vet felt confident that river would be able to pass it on her own, without surgery. they kept her yesterday, to load her up on fluids, and to make sure she was eating again without a problem, but we were able to bring her home before they closed last night. she is back to her normal self- playing with watson, snuggling with ariana, beating us to death with her tail. she's on a prescription diet for a few days, to help her tummy heal, and i am monitoring her poop to make sure the toy passes. i've been taking a towel out with us, because i fully expect her to need "help" getting it out. (wasn't there a *puke* smilie?!)


ah, the things we do for our dogs lol

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Glad she is ok!

Isn't it all the disgusting stuff we do for them nice lol I find only "animal" people get stuff like that!

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby PitFriend » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:24 pm

Scary! Glad River's going to be ok!!

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Re: what a way to start the day...

Postby Leslie H » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:35 pm

Well, it sounds like everything's going to work out, w/your help. Sorry.
I'm glad to hear River is doing better.


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