12-09-2015, 04:58 PM
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Stomach not digesting
My 5 year old dog has been at the vets all day getting barium x-rays. She's had diarrhea the past few days and this morning her belly looked distended. Problem is that there is NOTHING showing up in the x-rays that could be causing her food to not digest. But the food that was in there 24 hours ago is still in there. The barium has passed through but there is still a little left in the belly. She is in good spirits and her normal cute sweet self. She is definitely not one to chew things she shouldn't She won't eat anything unless it's out of her bowl. If I have a plate of my food sitting out right next to her she won't touch it. She doesn't chew anything but bones. The vet said it could be a partial blockage with something like "fluffy stuffing". But she doesn't eat things like that (ok, well it's always possible).
Right now they are keeping her until 7:30ish and then we will take her back in the morning. They will give subcutaneous fluid to keep her hydrated. They said that sometimes the fluid will help move things, they also said that sometimes the barium helps calm things down in the gut. But the next option if, tomorrow morning nothing is moved, is exploratory surgery. Poor puppy.
Have any of you ever had a situation like this where food was still there but nothing was technically holding it in?