I promise to never, never buy another stuffed toy ever!!! We always feel we try our best to satisfy the needs of our fur babies. Well, after two months with me, Uzie decided to be a swallower not just a chewer of soft toys.
Yesterday he was at the hospital from 830 am to 530pm for a barium study. For those of you not familiar: He has to skip a meal (!) (has missed out on 3) then the white pasty stuff is put down his throat to the stomach. X-rays are taken every two hours or so to see how the digestive tract is pushing along. There was something still in the gut at 4pm. They wanted to do exploratory surgery (!). I urged them to wait another hour, good deal, it was disappearing. Normal peristalsis is 6hours for the food to leave the stomach into the large intestine. On a good note, the Doc said mostly they are not too fond of the snarky Basenji, but Uzie was so well behaved, didn't baroo, no fuss with procedures, just watched all the surgeries and activity..No one got bit….
Well, it started when I noticed how he wanted to retch up something and nothing came up. To make matters worst, he aspirated some gastric juices and possibly has beginning pneumonia in one lung. He is being treated for this, acid stomach, antibiotics etc....
Two days ago, he vomited the biggest hairball any cat ever had! :eek: I washed it off (yuk) and saw what is was: material from raccoon tail, eye and ear from Mr Squeaky...Soooooo, I share this for all of you to be vigilant!!!! Now my other two guys are wondering why I picked up all the fun squeaky toys.:(
I have cooked rice and chicken breast and a little oatmeal to make 'meatballs' to introduce food to his system and to hide all 5 pills that he takes twice a day for the next two weeks!!!! Husband not amused $$$$
PS: won't be seeing MacPac et all in Tampa for awhile!!!