Tuesday, March 8, 2011

all better

Gibson's body is back to normal. Turns out he passed all the staples he ate—and no metal showed up on the Xrays—but What the x-rays didn't show was the popsicle sticks jammed inside him. Two days after we hit the emergency vet he passed a wad of wood and has been acting normal ever since. At the workshop he was piling on top of people and yesterday he spent lunch hour at the office running amuck with an Australian Shepherd. If you want more details on the story and the vet visit, you can follow the comments on the Facebook page and on the ER post below.

Thank you all for your thoughts and support!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay for Gibson! Give him a pat on the head for me!


March 8, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay Gibson! Now if only the snow would go away...

March 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Mim said...

Wonderful news!
Our prayers were answered!
Gideon and prayer...now doesn't that just sing sweet on the lips!
Lol! Have a wondeful day :)

March 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
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March 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I'm glad your partner is okay now. Dogs eat the darnedest things.

March 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dogs. Sigh. You love them and they follow the call of their stomachs.

My dog has had a tin can stuck to his tongue while it bleeds like a crime scene from CSI, ripped a bag of flour all over my house and then try to act innocent as he wears a plaster of flour paste on his chest and nose, enjoyed a bag of powder sugar on my rug and thought the open bag of pet food in my neighbor's garage was his personal smorgasbord. And yet... I love him. :)

Glad he's OK.

March 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Joie said...

Glad Gibson's ok! If you figure out how to stop him from eating non-edibles (especially wood), please, let me know! Our Gus is a sucker for the debris left over from the logs for the wood stove. Literally - he sucks them up like a hoover. I shudder at the memory of yesterday's vomit.

March 8, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Frances said...

Gibson sounds like he'd get along like gangbusters with Bix, my 4-year-old lab, who once ate a single hairband and had to undergo a $2000 surgery to get it out.

March 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Bluebelle Quilts said...

Boomer doesn't chew inanimate objects, but he will try to eat anything foodstuff or insect related. It's kind of hard to see exactly what he's sniffing during our pre-dawn walks. If he does ingest something I don't catch, I'll know when I get home from work. :-( You'd think the crazy dog would learn to leave bugs alone.

March 8, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He had quite a diet for a while. Glad he is doing all better.

March 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger daisy g said...

Go, Gibson!

March 8, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Once had a wire haired fox terrier in our family who grabbed an entire roll of orange flavoured lifesavers - this was back when the packaging was first a layer of heavy waxed paper followed by a layer of very heavy tin foil and then the brightly coloured paper wrapper - only problem - he didn't have time to get them unwrapped and scoffed them packaging and all in about two bites, before being apprehended - he had an uncomfortable day or two passing lightly orange scented and sparkly poops - another dog of mine ate an entire small salami including the heavy skin and a large metal clip - again lots of discomfort passing it but no ;lasting harm - dogs have amazing digestive systems. So glad Gibson is back to normal.

March 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

My shepherd mix is also a roving vacuum, eating anything she can get hold off. I never know what I'm going to find when I clean up after her. I'll never forget the day following the infamous Hershey Kisses pig out. I didn't know which to be more worried about the tinfoil they were wrapped in or the chocolate itself. They must have cast iron stomachs.

March 8, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I had a similar experience with one of my dogs once...nothing showed on the X-ray, but apparently he had eaten a sock that got all tangled up in there. Spent two days in the doggie ER with an inflamed pancreas but it all came out ok. Got to love them!

March 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM  

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