The bad stuff


Incision

Originally uploaded by Dani H.

OK, hurrying now so Dave can have the computer …

Here’s where we get to the bad stuff. On Thursday, May 22 Rusty started throwing up and didn’t stop. Then all that was coming out of him — from both ends — was water.

So, we took him to the vet’s office that Friday morning. Then Rusty had EMERGENCY SURGERY Friday afternoon. Turns out there was no blockage, but his intestines were bunched up like an accordion for no apparent reason.

We were able to pick him up around 11 p.m. Friday, and had to take him back up to the vet’s Saturday morning for some more fluids. He had the IV thingy in his leg when we brought him home Friday, and if you go look at my photos there are a couple showing that.

He didn’t eat until that Sunday night, and then ate all the special food Dr. Jones gave us. When we ran out of that, he went on a hunger strike but finally gave in and started eating again.

Rusty got so much better in just a couple days, but then when the meds ran out, he seemed to have a relapse. I panicked and called Dr. Jones (this was Thursday May 29 in the evening) because Rusty was kind of pukey again. Dr. Jones told me to give Rusty a Pepto tablet, so I ran out and bought some, and it seemed to work.

So … Rusty is fine now, and we still don’t know what caused all this crap.

And yes, I have yet more to tell you, but I’ve got to go exercise.

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2 Responses to “The bad stuff”

  1. petmemorialworld Says:

    Have you used any Hartz products on your pet? Apparently they have been having adverse effects as seen here – http://www.hartzvictims.org Hope he stays well.

  2. Dani Says:

    I don’t think we have, but I’d have to check and see what kind of heartworm medicine we give him. Thanks for the idea and well-wishing!

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