Emma Swallowed a 9" bully stick and is still vomiting...

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by dpenning, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    I told the vet to kiss her on the lips for me, he laughed and said "OK" but I'm not thinking he is really gonna do it. ;)
     
  2. Ginurse

    Ginurse New Member

    @dpenning:
    I have had a pup who needed two abdominal surgeries because he swallowed foreign objects. Here's to hoping that your girl only needs an upper endoscopy and they find everything to be okay with just some simple irritation to her throat (gag reflex).

    Lots of prayers and well-wishes towards you and your pup.
     
  3. Liz_M

    Liz_M New Member

    Aww...crap. You did right by taking her back in. Good thoughts for Emma and for you, hoping for an easy resolution.
     
  4. Max's mom

    Max's mom New Member

    Doubling up on those prayers for your girl! I hope she is ok! Hang in there. I'd be a wreck and I can't imagine how you are holding it together! Heal quickly Emma!
     
  5. Lisa P

    Lisa P Member

    What a worry!!! Hope it turns put to be something minor!!
     
  6. Ginurse

    Ginurse New Member

    If I were the Vet, I would give her a kiss: she's a beauty. :)
     
  7. NYDDB

    NYDDB Well-Known Member

    That is scary, but it sounds like she is in good hands; that should bring some relief at least.

    Here's hoping your little girl will bounce back quick!
     
  8. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    Keeping you and Emma in our thoughts!
     
  9. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the positive thoughts everyone. She is in good hands but I'll be a wreck till she is home. I can't lose another one so soon so she has to be ok. :/


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  10. Bbb

    Bbb New Member

    Just went thru something so similar with our 8 month old ddb. July 5th began vomiting and vomiting. No blood, couldn't even keep water down. 8 hours at emergency vet, Radiologist read X-rays but not positive about obstruction. They did emergency surgery to take a look. Found no obstruction, but took biopsies, I had them spay her and tack her stomach while they were in. Biopsies came back normal. She was feeling great the day after the surgery even with her huge incision, and all is well! I hope the same for you.
     
  11. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    sometimes those symptoms can be resolved with carafate or something along those lines ..... your dog may have felt better afterwards because they used something like that after her surgery .........
     
  12. Jakesmum

    Jakesmum Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry to hear that Emma is sick! I am thinking of her this morning and will be checking for an update on her surgery! I hope it turns out to be nothing major and she is home with you soon!
     
  13. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Emma is fine. In addition to the bully stick she apparently swallowed a pink rubber toy. Every toy in the house is going to have to be re-evaluated. I've already apologized to my little dogs, most of their toys are about to go away. Vet said we can come visit but hubs says that is mean to get her all excited then leave hurt here, which I guess I can see as being mean. I asked the vet what you do with a puppy who is teething but will swallow anything? He said big bones are his favorite, that the steamed ones are OK, just pick them up when they start to get small. I'm so relieved!
     
  14. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    So glad it was caught early. Will she be able to come home tonight?
     
  15. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    He said he wanted to keep her until tomorrow to make sure she is eating and pooping, normal for an abdominal surgery. He said her gut all was very pink and healthy, sometimes with obstruction that isn't the case so like you, i'm glad we caught it early! No telling when she ate that toy, the bully stick may have pushed it out of her tummy into her intestine. I'm not sure. I'll ask him exactly where he found it but he said it as covered in fecal matter and he wasn't quite sure what it was at first as it had pink fingers on it that looked like worms. eeeww.
     
  16. Lisa P

    Lisa P Member

    So glad you trusted your instincts and took her in! Hoping for a quick recovery!
    I know I am an over protective mom too but I also have a high maintenance dog!! We have to be careful with dish towels, toys, tv remotes and anything else that he can grab.No bully sticks or pig ears.the only chew toys he can have are bones. And we have to really watch him with those too
     
  17. Ginurse

    Ginurse New Member

    I am so glad everything turned out okay! Yippeeee!
     
  18. Jakesmum

    Jakesmum Well-Known Member

    What a relief for you! I am so glad that you caught it early and she will be fine!
     
  19. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    This is excellent news!
     
  20. Rugers-Kris

    Rugers-Kris Active Member

    I am so glad to hear that you found the problem and it was fixed. I know you are going crazy with her away from home.
     

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