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Postby LMM » April 23rd, 2010, 9:09 pm

Otis Man, my very first adoption, is on his way (likely already there now)to the e-vet with a probable serious blockage.

Michelle emailed me saying he had been throwing up for 24 hours, acting pretty lethargic, and guzzling water. At the time she said she was taking him into the vet in the morning but I said be prepared to go to emergency because it sounded like a blockage and they go downhill fast. This evening while Michelle was away she had her dog walker go to check on him, and the dw spent an hour with Otis as he threw up every 15 minutes. Michelle went to pick him up and bring him in. I am going to go up there shortly to wait it out with her.

Otis Man is a sweet, sweet dog, please keep him in your thoughts that everything will be okay :( :(
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Postby madremissy » April 23rd, 2010, 9:32 pm

Prayers and good thoughts going out to Otis.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 23rd, 2010, 9:41 pm

Oh no! So many good thoughts for Otis! :(
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Postby HappyChick » April 24th, 2010, 12:41 am

Good thoughts and prayers going out to Otis.
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Postby Malli » April 24th, 2010, 2:26 am

good thoughts for Otis, but if it is a blockage it should be pretty straight forward :wink:
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Postby hugapitbull » April 24th, 2010, 6:16 am

Speedy recovery, Otis!
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Postby Marinepits » April 24th, 2010, 7:43 am

How's he doing this morning, Jenn?
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Postby maberi » April 24th, 2010, 8:15 am

Poor Otis

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Postby TheRedQueen » April 24th, 2010, 9:15 am

healing, positive thoughts headed his way...:hug3:
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Postby Jenn » April 24th, 2010, 12:01 pm

:goodthoughts: :hug3:
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Postby LMM » April 24th, 2010, 1:03 pm

He is undergoing surgery right now, they had to get him hydrated and stable. The surgeon called Michelle and was explaining that she could not get a good read on the blockage from the xrays. She mentioned it could be anything from foreign objects to a mass and since there are objects in different places, more surgery could be required :(

*sigh* Please send lots of good thoughts that the surgeon is able to get everything out and that Otis's intestines aren't too compromised. I am thinking super positive right now that this isn't a mass.
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Postby Malli » April 24th, 2010, 3:29 pm

The surgeon should go through all of the suspected intestine and "feel it up" to check for blockages :?
Unless there are special circumstances, my understanding has always been that the vet would want to get it out all in one surgery :|
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 24th, 2010, 3:57 pm

Jenn, so many good thoughts coming for Mojo! Fingers crossed that one surgery is sufficient!
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Postby LMM » April 24th, 2010, 4:42 pm

Malli the surgeon was referring to if they had to cut away any part of his intestine and that bursts during healing, it would require another surgery.

Thankfully everything went great and they didn't have to cut any of his intestines. Mr. Otis swallowed a pair of panty hose :shock: The control top part had made it to his stomach and the rest was stretched throughout his intestines. Thankfully they were able to milk the rest all out into the stomach and didn't have to cut his intestines at all. So the good thoughts/prayers worked! He's out of surgery and doing well. They will try feeding him in about 12 hours.

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Postby iluvk9 » April 24th, 2010, 6:07 pm

:shock: Well, I am glad I got to the end of this thread and everything turned out okay!

Pantyhose? :doh:
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Postby Marinepits » April 24th, 2010, 6:18 pm

Dear lord! :shock: Glad he's doing better!
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 24th, 2010, 6:55 pm

Glad he is ok!!
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Postby Malli » April 25th, 2010, 2:10 am

OH! You meant if the intestines aren't viable or get necrotic :doh:

I think thats just about the best news you could hope for! :) Good stuff!
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Postby CinderDee » April 25th, 2010, 4:31 am

I'm so glad he's ok! :woowoo:
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Postby amazincc » April 25th, 2010, 4:18 pm

CinderDee wrote:I'm so glad he's ok! :woowoo:



Ditto!!! :D

But, really... panty hose??? :shock: :o :nono:
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