my 18 month old lab, Riley, swallowed a sock and is having surgery to have about 3 feet of intestines removed. Anyone lese have a similar stuation? What do I have t be ware of? What long term complications or limitations did you find?
no experience here. Just wanted to wish your boy well. Hope he recovers quickly.
You need to discuss this with your vet. Just realize you are NOT out of the woods when you bring him home from this surgery. So much can go wrong afterwards. Follow your vet's directions to the letter. Good luck.
♣ Laura ♣
I'm so sorry Riley has to go through that.
From the few instances I have read about here in this forum, as I recall, all had a successful outcome and very good recovery.
I hope Riley feels better and gets well very soon.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." author Will Rogers
Auggie 12/29/95 ~ 01/15/09
No experience here but sending him good thoughts.
Good thoughts for Riley.
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Good thoughts! No experience with this. Initially read 13 feet of intestine. Poor doggie.
We had an older dog that had to have obstruction surgery with not good results BUT...he was an incredibly strange dog and NEVER did show signs of obstruction other than not wanting to eat. When it went on a few days of conservative "bad tummy" treatment, the vet did an exploratory and found it. By then the intestines were extremely fragile and he later developed peritonitis and died.
On a better note...when I was a vet tech 25 years ago we had many young dogs go through this and come out fine on the other end but you do have to be very diligent about the vets instructions and you have to watch him like a hawk forever...once a rock swallower always a rock swallower.
Wishing you the best