I am back from the vet with Ruby in tow. She is just not her perky, happy self.
If you are reading about the Ruby’s adventure for the first time in this post, go back and read the posts that took place earlier to understand the whole story…this is just an update.
After talking to the vet, this is what I learned. The “bits”, food with dye in it that can be seen on x-rays, made it through her stomach and stopped. They did not travel through her intestine as they were supposed to. The vet said they will x-ray again in the morning but unless some miracle happens, plan on surgery. Abdominal surgery is a harder surgery than being spayed so I am to plan a longer recovery.
I asked for a prognosis. I was told that it was really impossible to tell until they got inside. They had a dog that swallowed a ketchup cup from McDonalds. The sides of the cup shredded and ripped the intestine and they had to put the dog to sleep. There can be all sorts of things wrong and causing the blockage. There is no real way to know until they open her up.
For now we are just giving her water and snuggling. She had a stressful day as she isn’t a fan of car rides and the vet is a half hour drive each way.
Ruby has a blemish on her lip and I asked about that. The vet said at this point, let’s just see how the surgery goes. UGH…that didn’t sound very good to me….I’m really sad.