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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Update!

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Update!

I called the hospital today and our puppy is doing great.  They are going to attempt to feed him a few small meals and, assuming he can keep the food down, he should be ready to come home this afternoon.

He got out of surgery last night around 8:30.  The surgeon said that she removed something cloth from his stomach and what looked like part of a squeaker from his intestines.  This squeaker was causing an obstruction.  Thankfully, because I was home, recognized the symptoms, and was able to get him in ASAP, there was no internal damage done!  So, it was a very uneventful surgery.

I asked them to do a gastropexy while they were in there.  That is where they tack the stomach to the abdominal wall.  Dobermans are one of the most common breeds to bloat and this little act can significantly reduce the likelihood of that happening.  It is commonly performed during the surgery to correct bloat.  So, it was nice that they were willing to do that.  They did ask if they could neuter him at the same time, but we have a contract saying we can't do that until he is a year old.

So, crisis averted... Kind of.  The puppy is doing well.

Sadly, we are now broke again... :(  But it's ok, we will bounce back.  

2 Comments:

Blogger Krystal. said...

Awh, no! Poor pup, thank goodness he is fine! ):

March 17, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger McDancer said...

So glad that you caught it in time and he should make a full speedy recovery!

March 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

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