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.
It was a very serious operation but our Polly is strong and a fighter. She’s made us all even more proud of her.
She’s recovering at home now under the care of cousin Ria, cousin Blossom and their humans.
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.