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Fish update

After Fish threw up several times today and remained uninterested in food, I hauled him in to the vet's this afternoon. First X-ray was inconclusive, but the vet really didn't like the looks of the bits of toy I brought in--it's the sort of stuff that's likely to cause a bowel obstruction. So he gave Fish a dye, and started taking more X-rays as the dye moved through.

The results were still not very conclusive, though. The dye largely moved through the intestines with no obstruction, but the stomach just looks...abnormal. Maybe some of the fabric covering from the coiled toy, maybe something else. But whatever it is seems to be irritating him, and causing the vomiting and lack of interest in food.

Bottom line: the vet will operate tomorrow morning and try to remove whatever it is. Fish will spend tonight at the vet's, and will be first up for surgery. Please send your good luck and fast healing vibes this way!

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taelle
Aug. 6th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
Me and Fletcher the cat send our best wishes.
stoutfellow
Aug. 6th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Good luck.
hedda62
Aug. 7th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
Best wishes for Fish(es)!

Gobi had an emergency clinic visit after he ate a balloon and we found it dangling from his nether end, but everything came out okay, so to speak. I hope Fish will recover smoothly from his more serious if no less foolish escapade.
rolanni
Aug. 7th, 2004 01:51 am (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for a quick and successful surgery for Fish.
hornedhopper
Aug. 7th, 2004 02:15 am (UTC)
Oh, poor Fish! You and he are in our prayers for a good resolution. Please keep us posted.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
Sending good thoughts your way!

Helene
filkferengi
Aug. 7th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
Get-well wishes wending their way you-wards; keep us posted.
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