Surgery

Tomorrow my little buddy, Abbey, is going in for surgery and we are all praying for her speedy recovery.

Speaking of surgery, I had to have emergency surgery Friday night.  It seems when no one was looking, I stole a dishtowel off the back of the counter in the kitchen and swallowed it whole.  Fortunately, no one noticed.  Unfortunately, later it got stuck in my stomach and my intestines and completely blocked by digestive system.  I was one sick puppy.  I couldn’t take a poo and kept throwing up.  The vet gave me some medicines but I just got worse so Friday they did 2 X-rays and an ultra-sound and located the towel.  Although I love to steal dishtowels, that was the first time I have ever swallowed one.  I don’t know why I thought that was such a great idea.  Anyway, Michael and Georgia took me from the vet to a surgeon and they put me to sleep.  When I woke up, they had shaved my tummy and cut me open and left almost a 12″ incision with stitches covered with a bandage.  Since they had to open me up like a can of sardines, they did a gastropexy (tied down my stomach so it makes it difficult it more difficult for the stomach to twist and get torsion bloat) and neutered me at the same time.  On Sunday I got to come home again but to be honest, I don’t feel very good still.  I am getting way more medicine than I want to take and my appetite isn’t very good but I am eating and drinking water so that makes the family happy.  I am having to wear a really stupid blue doughnut around my neck that has an air bladder in it.  I don’t like it but it isn’t as obnoxious as the white cone the surgeon put on me.

I will keep you updated but I don’t think any of us are going to like the next couple of weeks.  Who would have thought that eating a little dishtowel would cause so much trouble.

About Quinn

Born January 27, 2012 in Collinsville, Texas. Full name: Taryn Cavan Quinn Breed: Irish Wolfhound Color: I will be a grey brindle when I get older Favorite Activities: Chewing every thing in sight, sleeping
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1 Response to Surgery

  1. Steve and Kate Cook says:

    OMG!! Well, I’m glad I happen to go to your page here to check out what was new with you Quinn. My goodness. I am quite sure you gave a BIG scare to your mommy and daddy!!
    Please know that Shilo and Cole both send you their licks! We also wish you a very speedy recovery.
    Sending you big doggie hugs and kisses..!!!
    Love,
    Steve, Kate, Shilo and Cole

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