I mentioned earlier our dog Arthas was really sick. So for a little while I will interrupt Sebastian’s story to share his…
He had to have emergency surgery today…sigh, what a rough few months. 2 cats with cancer – 1 skin cancer, 1 Sebastian, and now this. Arthas started getting sick Tuesday night / Wednesday morning – throwing up everything, not eating, not drinking, lethargic. The vet took some x-rays and did some other testing and they couldn’t see a blockage but they got worried that his stomach had twisted or was going to (I’m not sure what they saw exactly). Something didn’t look right on the x-rays. So they took him in for surgery thinking it might be that, and it ended up actually being a blockage.
Now he’s recovering at the vet…we went to visit and he was pretty out of it at that time. If all is well he will be home on Saturday.
The blockage was a piece of hollow plastic. We can’t figure out what it’s from! But from now on he will have to go in the crate when we’re not home, and we’re taking away the cat’s toys that could be harmful and tempting (they’ll get over it). Unfortunately Arthas is a big chewer, but he never actually eats anything (that we know of). This thing must have been swallowed whole, whatever it is. We feel terrible that this was preventable.
So that’s about it for now, we’ll see how the next few days go. Our poor, poor baby 🙁
P.S. When they thought it was the stomach issue, I immediately remembered that Wyatt had the preventative surgery for that and had a blog post about it. Before that I had never even heard of it. So I immediately jumped online and was able to talk to Jim and Rene – THANK YOU again, for the information and for being around at exactly the right time.