Staffordshire Terrier Roman presented to VREC’s emergency department after six days of vomiting and refusal to eat. His owners reported that Roman is a curious pup and has a history of chewing on non-food items. Our emergency department performed radiographs and our internal medicine department performed an abdominal ultrasound, and based on the findings, an exploratory surgery was recommended.
Roman had an abdominal exploratory surgery where our surgery team found foreign material in his intestines…which turned out to be a fully intact crocheted Christmas ornament! He recovered uneventfully and began the healing process before being discharged to his very happy family.