This is Ranger – a 3 year old Great Dane mix who came in 2 days before Christmas because he couldn’t keep food down. In 1 week he had lost about 10lbs. We took x-rays of his abdomen and it looked like there was something in his stomach and possibly throughout his intestines.
After discussing things with his owners further, they remembered that Ranger had torn up a towel about 1 week prior, but they didn’t think that he had ate any of it. Dr. Marcum and Dr. McCall took Ranger to surgery and sure enough – he had a balled up piece of towel in his stomach that snaked its way into his small intestine. After 3 hours of surgery and taking out about 10” of his intestines, Ranger went to the emergency clinic for recovery. Ranger made it home for Christmas! He came in today to have his staples removed and he’s feeling better than ever; he has even gained a few pounds! We are so happy he is doing well.