Leo was taken to Foothills Animal Hospital for severe vomiting. After stabilization and bloodwork, he was transferred to our hospital for further assessment.
Our ER doctor saw that he was in pain when he arrived, so she stabilized him with fluids and pain medications. Abdominal radiographs showed that he was obstructed. During the surgical exploratory, foreign material was removed from the stomach and intestines. The doctor believes that the foreign material has been accumulating over time. The surgery went well, but part of his intestines required resection.
During initial recovery, Leo had low blood pressure and albumin levels (protein in the blood) so he received a plasma transfusion. Following the transfusion, Leo continued to improve dramatically.
After two nights in the hospital, he regained his appetite and energy. We are so happy to see Leo go home and wish him a wonderful rest of recovery.