|Barked: Mon Aug 21, '06 10:36am PST |
|Suzette just bloated on Friday night, too....she drank a little cup of milk before bed and somehow....poof she was so sick....I knew immediately what it was because she was trying to throw up and nothing was coming out and her belly area was like a balloon....she had surgery for bloat three years ago so I didn't know this was possible.
We rushed her to the vet and I was informed that the surgery from the past can deteriorate over time, but luckily x-rays showed that her stomach did not flip and the results of the past surgery were still in tack.
She stayed there overnight....it was expected that they would put in a tube to expel the gas, etc....because it was not needed as she somehow resolved it on her own...it's like a miracle, but at age 15, anesthesia would have been dangerous.
Suzette came home the next day, was very weak and tired, but she is doing a lot better.
As you can imagine, I am having anxiety every time she eats or drinks and I am limiting it all to small amounts at a time. And no more milk for her because she goes overboard and laps it up so quickly.
Bloat is such an awful thing, but I wanted to share this because I think people have a false sense of security after the surgery....thinking it cannot happen again....well I guess it can! I read that 4% of dogs re-bloat after surgery....so it's not common, but it happens.
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