Friday, March 5, 2010

The $1388 Pacificer

No, I am not talking a gold, diamond-encrusted pacifier, I am talking about one that gets lodged in your dog's stomach and you have to pay a vet $1388 to cut it out! UGHHHHHHH...

Bailey swallowed one of Emma's pacifiers, whole, with the loop on the back and everything. She has chewed off the tips before, but never swallowed an entire one. She had been throwing up for a few days and I thought it was from a diaper she had gotten a hold of and eaten, but I woke up a few days ago and she had thrown up about 10 places around the house during the night and we knew it was time to take her to the vet. Seth took her, she had a temperature and had lost 11 pounds, so they figured something was stuck in her stomach, so they did an x-ray and saw the pacifier pretty quickly.
Below is one of the x-rays. I know it is a horrible picture, but if you look at the bottom of the light, you will see the tip of the pacifier.
They did surgery that evening and she was able to come home today. She gets to wear the cone until they take the stitches out. Poor Bailey.

7 comments:

Alisha said...

Poor Bailey. She looks so sad.

Matt and Shannon said...

she does look sad :( i can believe she ate the pacifier! How did you know she did that? you might have a story about it above the xray i just cant see it if you do.

Ted and Anne said...

Oh dear! Poor Bailey...hopefully she'll stick to her dog food from here on out. YUCK!

Elizabeth Mullins said...

Oh my word! Let's just hope your dog doesn't have an addiction to the paci! Sorry you guys had to deal with that!

Elaine said...

Poor dog! She's had quite the time ... I'm still getting over the traumatic photos from the collar incident.

Ginny said...

This was Macy's prayer request on Sunday. It's funny that I didn't put the two together, but the week before she was talking about the cone around her dog's neck. When she asked that we pray for her dog because she swallowed a pacifier I assumed it had happened in the last week. :)

April said...

Poor puppy. Hopefully she won't get near a pacifier again. I remember seeing on Jon and Kate plus 8 that their dog swallowed a horse figurine.