I know I am not on much active kids and active dogs means I am less active online but I wanted to post this and advise people to never ignore your gut! On Monday morning after a pretty routine weekend and everyone going to be normally, Danae woke up and was a little swollen looking and stiff getting upstairs (she is 10 so some stiffness was expected), but I didn't like the mild swelling even though she has done it before by drinking too much at once or eating too much grass. I called the vet as soon as they opened and got an appt for shortly after the vet arrived although I had a niggling thought I shouldn't wait, she wasn't acting like my girl but it was only subtle stuff I noticed. I called work and told them I would be in late as I need to take her in to have her checked out. She used the bathroom normally although showed no interest in food/water and was content to climb up on the couch to sleep, although moving from one to the other after 20 minutes or so on each one. Still snuggled with me and wasn't overly stressed. She started to drool and tried to vomit so I figured it was the grass trying to come up but she couldn't bring anything up. I started to worry she had a block or something lodged. About 15 minutes before her appt she went down and couldn't get her breath. I rushed her to the vet knowing as I drove well past the speed limit that each breath was bringing me closer to her last. We arrived and rushed her in but she passed on the X-ray after they snapped a shot and determined she had Gastric Torsion. In under 3 hours she went from okay to gone, she did not present as a normal case and was older than what is the "norm" for bloat but I knew something just wasn't right, even if it was just subtle things that not even others in the family picked up on. It has left a hole in our home and in our hearts that will take time to heal.