On Monday 2/17/20 I had probably one of the biggest scares of my life. Our puppy Leila started vomiting non stop through the afternoon of Monday until Tuesday morning. Very late that night, she started also vomiting blood, which really shook me up. I lost my last #bluetick to stomach trauma, and I was not about to lose another, no way. So we brought her into the vet ASAP Tuesday, ran an X-ray which showed no signs of hard material ingested. While the vet proposed we wait 24 hours, I insisted to have an ultrasound done immediately. That was my mistake last time, listening to the vet (different vet who suggested we wait a week) and waiting enough time for sepsis to set in. The ultrasound confirmed my deepest fears, that Leilas intestine had twisted, causing a blockage and portion of her intestine to become necrotic. I immediately requested surgical intervention. .
Later on Tuesday, Leila was given fluids via IV, and I would go visit her after work. She was so happy to see me after being separated for hours. I took her on a walk around the vet to get her spirits up, and she was so happy to get some time outside. .
Surgery started at 9:30AM, and by 12:30PM the surgery was complete. I received the phone call from the doctor explaining what had occurred. She confirmed that there was an in fact a section of her intestine that was purple and black, indicating necrosis or tissue death, which required removal and rejoining the remaining intestine. Despite the intensity of the surgery, Leila pulled through like a champ and was already eating food (albeit soft foods) later in the night. We were SO happy to hear she was doing well, and we could not wait to go pick her up. She was SO happy to see us, wagging her tail and almost pulling the vet away just to get to us, even though she just went through some intense surgery. .
I love this dog with all my heart and there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do for her to make sure she’s safe and healthy. I thank God that she’s okay.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Alum Rock Animal Hospital and Bloom Plaza Pet Clinic. Dr. Bath you’re an awesome vet!!!!🙏🏼🙏🏼
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