That big round thing on the left is his stomach, and the vet thinks it is full of gas. The black stuff on the right are his intestines, also gassy. She doesn't think there is a physical blockage, but just that the gas in the intestines have slowed motility and everything is backing up a bit. They are putting him on pain meds, anti-gas meds, anti-gas-producing-bacteria meds, and fluids. Depending on when his stomach comes down a bit, they will start feeding him some food, too. His temperature is normal which the vet says is a good sign.
The vet didn't really start throwing me carrots of hope until I broke down crying so I'm really hoping he'll pull through. It was really hard to leave him there :(
|These are different Monday Mario shots, for sure.|