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My boy Seamus bloated up Tuesday after lunch and thankfully I was home to recognize the symptoms so we rushed him to the emergency vet where they untwisted his stomach and performed a gastropexy. I think we were lucky and caught it very quickly as the stomach was a nice pink color, there was no necrosis and the spleen appeared fine. He came home today and as you can imagine, I'm still in a bit of shock. I've always made sure my two don't eat until an hour after our walks and no play after meals. He'll be on pain meds for 7 days and a stomach coating (sulcrate) for 5.
What can I expect going forward? He'll be 4 in January but the emerg vet tech that he should still live a long life after this.
Has anyone's dog ever experienced GDV a second time after a gastropexy? This to me is my major worry. The surgeon said bloat is still possible but it wouldn't be life threatening because of the gastropexy.
Thank you Cornelia and Susan!
I was lucky all turned ok. Don't know what would I do without her. How absolutely dreadful you lost your boy, Susan. Yes, Cornelia, the new year can only get better from now on :-)
I forgot to say: the vets did gastropexy so bloat can not repeat. Thanx God for that.