Tommi in a Tangle

3rd March 2012

This is Tommi who came to our surgery in January with bad vomiting and diarrhoea that did not respond to normal treatment. Twelve hours from being first examined Tommi was much worse and had become very weak and tender to examine. 
 
When we re palpated his abdomen we felt a large sausage shaped structure and realised Tommi had an intususception. This is an uncommon complication usually seen in young animals with diarrhoea where the intestine folds in on itself (rather like pulling a sock inside out).

Because the bowel becomes blocked it is often rapidly fatal without surgery. Tommi was rushed into theatre where he had an operation to remove part of his small intesine and correct the blockage. He went home the following day and has made a full recovery.

The vets and nurses are all very pleased with his progress and he is now growing and playing as normal.

Well done Tommi!! 

 

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