Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brodie is Home! Update #3

We just want to first thank everyone for their care and concern.  It seems that it worked!

Here's the story from today:

Brodie had a good night. No more vomiting after getting the shot at the vet yesterday. At 8AM Brodie went back to our regular vet.  She examined him and took an xray.  The mass was still in his stomach and hadn't changed much. She emailed the xrays and called the internal medicine doctor, Dr. Justin, who would do the surgery. They discussed Brodie and agreed that he needed surgery. He would try endoscopy first and then traditional surgery is he couldn't get the mass with endoscopy. So off Brodie and I went to the TLC Center about 30 minutes away.  He got checked in.  They were going to work him into the schedule today. Dr Justin called me about 3:30 to just go over what he was going to do and the possibility that endoscopy might not work for getting the mass, depending on what it was.  He would call me with results.  About 4:30 Dr Justin called me again.  Before Brodie went into surgery but after he had been given his surgery meds, he started vomiting again. Dr. Justin said the meds can cause nausea.  BUT Brodie vomited up a huge hair ball! They did another xray and the stomach looked pretty clear. Dr Justin said he still wanted to do endoscopy to make sure everything was out and his stomach lining was in good shape.  About 6PM, Dr Justin called and said the procedure was over. There was nothing left in Brodie's stomach and his lining was fine. He could come home in an hour.

So off I went and picked him up and brought him home!!  He was sooo happy and starving. He could have a small meal this evening and back to his regular feeding tomorrow AM. 

We have instructions to follow up with our regular vet to get on routine hair ball prevention program.

Thank you all again for all the good vibes for Brodie!

Minnie, Mack and Hu-mom


Furrie Friends said...

Thank goodness Brody is ok. Our kitty just crossed the rainbow bridge about a month ago. We are still very sad, watching our Furrie babies get old is really hard. Kim

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Glad that Brodie didn't need surgery! Man, those hairballs can be murder! Glad everyone is back home and getting better.

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

gald to hear Brodie is home we hope he keeps getting better!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear that Brodie is home again & recovering well!!

I can't believe all that trouble was caused by one measly hairball!!!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Payton said...

Such great news!! We are thrilled for Brodie and the rest of the family! I wonder if there was any puggle/pug hair in his stomach too? Just sayin'. Happy eating Brodie!

Nicole said...

That's great (and a little silly) that it was a hairball!! I'm so glad that Brodie is doing great! =)

Hound Girl said...

Somehow I missed your update yesterday afternoon :(

Oh I am so glad he is gome and safge and happy. I am sure its a huge relief to you.

We will keep our paws crossed the next few days Brodie keeps getting better and better.

Frankie Furter said...

I am so very VERY much glad that Brody is Home and that the mass was only a Giant Hairball. WHEW! What a relief.

Two Pugs in a Pod said...

Whoa! That was lucky! So glad he didn't have to have a major surgery after all!! :)

Carly @GreenDogLove said...

Yay! So glad to hear Brodie is home safe and sound!

Kitty+Coco said...

Who knew a hair ball could cause such a ruckus?! So glad Brodie is ok.


Suki said...

Hi Minnie & Mack,
So glad Brodie is home w/out surgery!!!


Kristin G. said...

Whew!! I'm glad things turned out ok for Brodie.