Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bacon: Pot Bellied Pig

Symptoms / Problems

Not eating for more than 5 days, not able to keep food or water down.

What was unique about this case?

202 lbs. patient so we were initially unable to get him into the clinic.  Sedated him in the back of the owner’s SUV and carried him into hospital.  Difficult to treat in hospital, not able to keep IV fluids going after surgery if needed.

Procedure Performed

After sedation brought into hospital and did exploratory surgery.  Found and removed large object which was a large kitchen towel.  This was causing a complete blockage.


Bacon recovered well and was eating and acting well.  He was going for walks again on his trails in the woods within two weeks.

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