Our adorable kitty, Duke, had to have emergency surgery one week ago today. Sunday at 3:00 am, poor Duke became incredibly ill. He couldn't keep anything down, even one tiny sip of water. I was pacing around the house trying to figure out what was wrong when I found a little piece of ribbon that looked like it had been chewed on one side. By Monday morning I took him into the vet. The vet couldn't see anything from the x-ray but because we figured he had eaten ribbon he knew that Duke needed surgery...fast.
They rushed my poor, sick kitty into surgery where they shaved the fur off his belly and opened him up. The vet found a rib sized ribbon that had rolled itself up and became lodged in his small intestine. If it hadn't have been found Duke would have died in only a few days from a bowel obstruction.
It was very difficult for Duke to move for the first couple of days, but his medication made him so sweet! He was obsessed with his hairbrush, and all he wanted was to be pet...over, and over, and over again. The really hard thing about it all was that we couldn't hold him easily...but we were so glad that he was okay!