Thanks for all the posts and support.
Last night he came out of his crate when we got home and ran straight to the water bowl, not to find a toy and go out side. It was very odd. He was just very "off." He didn't want to eat, though when I gave him some raw eggs he drank them right down. He sat next to me on the couch without a toy in his mouth
and just shivered constantly. He vomited twice, then sat back on the couch with me, and when he started to get down, he fell. That was it.
I brought him in, and they said he was severley dehydrated. She felt his belly, and there was nothing there. He's been peeing and pooping, though his poops were little hard rabbit turds, instead of the large volume yellow poops he should be having right now (they had bones this week.) Of course, he was acting more energetic and happy - everything is a "fun game" to Connor - but I told her that no matter how it looked, this is not "him." He should have head butted her at least once, and knocked her on her butt when she squatted down infront of him. I couldn't tell if she believed me or not... of course, he was acting more energetic when deathly ill than Ruby is normally. They kept him overnight to have IV fluids, but this morning he vomited again, and brought up a chunk of green rope.
I wanted to bring him to our vet for the surgery, they are much closer to us, and we know them. The vets spoke and decided that he was in good enough shape to move. He was the happiest boy in the world on the trip between vets, he got to ride in the back seat and not in the crate! What excitement!
The vet called around 2:00, she was getting ready to go in and operate. She said she wasn't going to know the extent until she got in there, and said I shouldn't expect to hear before 3:30 or so. She did laugh that when she opened the folder to see my signature next to the surgery cost estimate, it said 12.00 - 16.00.
I said I was perfectly ok with spending sixteen bucks on this whole thing, so they could go ahead. She couldn't give me an estimated time that we'd be able to bring him home because they can't see the blockage on the x-ray. I asked if he was behaving, and she said "yes, he's behaving very well, he's under anesthetic."
All I can say is thank God for CareCredit, it was a huge relief to not have to second guess any of the treatment costs. Of course, now I have to figure out how to pay it all off (especially since I signed the purchase contract for my car on Thursday evening - I'm going to try to get out of it, but they could sue me for the value of the car.), but the e-vet has to say over and over how much things cost and have you pre-sign for everything. I felt kinda bad for them, because I'm sure that people flip out
when they hear some of the charges.
Vet called while I was in the middle of the last paragraph. He's out of surgery. He had a piece of rope toy wound around a large piece of bone. The bone had made it out of his stomach and into the intestine, but it was still firmly attached to the rest of the rope that was in his stomach. She had to open up his stomach and intestine to get it all out. The bone had begun to perforate, but hadn't. She didn't have to remove any parts, just sliced it open and then stitched it closed. She said he might be able to come home on Monday.