Oakley’s owners brought their nine-month-old pup to VREC via the emergency service after they felt something just wasn’t right. After reviewing his parent’s concerns, Oakley received radiographs. They revealed Oakley’s stomach and intestines possibly contained foreign material.
Once qualified for the Angel Fund, Oakley was transferred to our Internal Medicine department and an abdominal ultrasound was performed. Our internist confirmed an obstruction, located in the duodenum and jejunum (two sections of the small intestines.) Oakley was transferred again, this time to the Surgery service. During his surgery, our surgery clinician removed carpet-like material, hard plastic, hair, AND string!
After recovering at VREC, he was sent home to a very relieved family.