Polly is on the mend

As most of you know my cousin Polly was taken seriously ill a few days ago with bloat.

I’m so happy to tell you that she’s now on the mend. She’s out of the critical time period and although she’s feeling a little sorry for herself she’s on the road to recovery.

This is the information we were sent from our Cornish humans… Polly had a GDV – gastric dilatation – volvulus. She had a lot of burst blood vessels. Her spleen is fine. They were worried about aspiration pneumonia because in pumping her stomach so much, some of the contents came back through her mouth and down her nose, although there was a tube – presumably because it was all done as an emergency etc. She had a gastropexy which is where they stitch the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent it twisting again. Katherine (the vet) said yesterday it’s about as bad as it can get for dogs and she’s a very lucky dog to have pulled through.

Polly at the vets

Polly's stictches

It was a very serious operation but our Polly is strong and a fighter. She’s made us all even more proud of her.

Polly recovering

She’s recovering at home now under the care of cousin Ria, cousin Blossom and their humans.

Polly and Blossom

Yes, that gangly teenager on the couch is baby Blossom! She’s getting really big now! My human is going to visit them all next month, so I’ll let you know more about how they are doing then.

Bisous, Bailey

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  1. Wow, great news! This is one tough dog.

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  2. Great news!!!

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  3. Oh I’m so glad to hear that she is on the mend. That is a difficult thing to have to undergo.

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  4. Polly (& all dogs who’ve had GDV or “bloat” & lived) should have “I’m A Survivor” (the theme from “Reba”) as their theme song!!! Good going, strong girl!!!!

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  5. We are glad she is doing well 🙂

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  6. Good news. The feeling sorry for herself look, that’s really like I need more loving look. And, btw, can you bring that toy over look. 🙂

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  7. Glad to hear she pulled through! I will continue to keep Polly and her family in my thoughts and prayers. She is a beautiful dog.

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  8. Keeping Polly in our prayers for a complete and quick recovery

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  9. That is very good news!

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  10. Big hugs, kisses and prayers for Polly, you are such a loving, caring cousin! Monty x

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  11. I am glad Polly is feeling better.

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  12. This is so nice news, hugs and love to you all 🙂

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  13. Fantastic to see that Polly’s doing better! I continue to keep her in my thoughts.

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  14. Now that’s some great news! Wonderful 🙂

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  15. So glad she is doing well!

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  16. I’m so glad to hear that Polly is recovering – that is a REALLY scary thing to happen to a dog!

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  17. oh what a sweet girl she is! So glad she is on the mend!

    DakotasDen

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  18. Good to hear!

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  19. Polly is brave and strong. I’m so happy she is on the road to recovery.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  20. We’re so glad for Polly , and her family that she is on the mend and feeling much better. Purrs and hugs from Sam Wise and his human

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  21. We are really happy to hear this great news!
    We will continue to purr until she is truly well 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  22. We’re so glad to hear this!

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  23. mitzithedog says:

    I am so happy to hear another fine dog is saved. My human said GOD does answer dog’s prayers

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  24. Dear Bailey, that is wonderful news about Polly! She was very lucky to have good, vigilant humans and vets!! So glad she’s home and recuperating. Pat

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  25. Nancy Davis says:

    That was a close call, Polly! So glad you’re healing.

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  26. mee-you Bailey wee iss so glad to hear Polly doggie iss on thee mend!!! Mee was doin POTP dailee fur her!!! LadyMum says shee adoress Polly with her BIG eyes an mee doess agree!!!!
    Mee will keep up thee purrin an purrayin till Polly iss ALL better again!! What a brave doggie shee iss!!!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~ an (((hugs))) LadyMum

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