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.