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Tyson goes to Surgery

Soooo, TG I work for a vet. I often find myself saying theres no way I could be my age and afford a horse, 3 dobies and a cat. Well truth be told. Tyson has an affinity for undies and jeans. I noticed he had munched some jeans that were squirreled away in our closet, but as he has passed some epic things before, I was pretty unconcerned. a week and a half later when he got what I thought was some mild Gastroenteritis, I brought him to work with me and fed him some EN and he got fluids and GE meds. I was thrown off the whole foreign body thing becuase he was only vomiting occasionally, and he was still pooping. My co-worker and I thought some therapeutic barium might help him out, so we gave it to him and took some digital x-rays for the hell of it. SIGH. There it sits. A HUGE piece of jeans, sitting linearly through the stomach, duodenum, and the intestines. I/'m embarassed. LOL being a tech and getting a dog with a FB is embarassing. I got alot of hell for it . Luckily, he went right in that night (last night) and they took it right out with no incident. Plus, I got him a free look around inside, no sign of the dreaded dobie cancers yet, and we went ahead and tacked him (Pexy) to help ward off the bloat. He's recovering well, and I'll post some pictures later. I have great co-workers and one of our great ortho surgeons is also a great internist, so he did the sx for me. Its so nice to have this whole fantastic facility and staff working for my dog, such piece of mind. Not to mention, I recovered my own dog, and my overnight co-worker let me snooze in his cage with him for a bit, which made him happy. AAAANNNNDDD I get a discount and to pay whatever whenever. I really couldn't do it without working in veterinary medicine! He's pretty annoyed with me now, but hes already so much happier and on the way to a full recovery! Excuse the massive amount of weight hes lost, sigh. surgery and NPO.
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Oh poor Tyson! You're so lucky you did the Xray and found the piece of denim in time. I hope he feels better really soon.

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Glad the surgery went well and wishing your boy a speedy recovery!

Thanks for reminding people that just because a dog is defecating and/or eating some food, does not mean there is not a FB obstruction or partial obstruction.

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Oh poor tyson. Broccolilust is right, works at one of THE vet hospitals out here. I'm a bit jealous Wishing him a speedy recovery, he's in great hands.
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Thanks nina! Come on up and apply!!! We're Hiring!!!

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Oh poor tyson. Broccolilust is right, works at one of THE vet hospitals out here. I'm a bit jealous Wishing him a speedy recovery, he's in great hands.
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Glad the surgery went well and wishing your boy a speedy recovery!

Thanks for reminding people that just because a dog is defecating and/or eating some food, does not mean there is not a FB obstruction or partial obstruction.
Most Def! I think I knew earlier than I let myself know... but I didn't want to believe it! Its definitely true that its better to be SAFE than really sorry! partial obstructions are not rare!
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Wow! What an ordeal you guys went through. Glad to hear he is fine now and recovering well.
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poor tyson!

you're lucky. After all i've been through, i'm starting to think that I should have gone to vet school instead of a research career.

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I'm pretty happily out of the field. Between my well-paying FT job, and going to school I don't have much time. But if I were back in the field that's the first place I'd go, with the exception that it's a REALLY long drive.
Hate to thread jack, but are you 24 hours? If so, I may be looking for some night work in about a year (possibly).
I have to say, it's a great facility, but the DRAMA I experienced at every vet clinic I was at was just over the top. That's big deterrent as to why I wouldn't go back.
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Its cool, we're 24 hours Mon-Thurs. I'm FT and I work 9pm-7am M-Th. its petty gangsta. Just the two of us (my co-worker and myself) and the hospital is ours. Much less drama than a day/ er clinic I'll tell you that. I'll have to say there's ALWAYS drama where you have such a huge percentage of girls and a handful of ways to do things, but its pretty nice here. I too have worked at some hellaciously dramatic clinics, which is actually the reason I came to VOSM. I'm not sure when, but eventually we'll be looking for another overnight person FT when we ramp up the surgeries and start using all 4 suites. May be worth sending something in to them to keep on file. I know my co-worker sent hers in a year or so before they had a shift she'd like and she could leave what she was doing, but she kept in touch and it worked great. We're also looking hard for overnight relief techs for the time being. Since Susan and I are the only ones, its hard for them to get coverage when were sick or for our vacations. Pardon if I sound sales-y, but IDK what all you're interested in so I'll just spit out everything I know!:biggrin55:

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I'm pretty happily out of the field. Between my well-paying FT job, and going to school I don't have much time. But if I were back in the field that's the first place I'd go, with the exception that it's a REALLY long drive.
Hate to thread jack, but are you 24 hours? If so, I may be looking for some night work in about a year (possibly).
I have to say, it's a great facility, but the DRAMA I experienced at every vet clinic I was at was just over the top. That's big deterrent as to why I wouldn't go back.
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I should look into relief work then. I used to work ER overnight (7pm-7am). It was just me and Dr. Talk about ghetto. It was downright unsafe. But that's for another day and time.
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