Ugh, you guys. Another day, another Brady story. This one is probably the worst one yet.
Lately he's had this thing with rocks. He picks little ones up on our walks and he loves to grab big ones from our landscaping in the backyard and chew on them. It's so weird. We obviously try and get them out of his mouth ASAP when we see them but he's a sneaky man. Just last week he threw up two pretty big ones in the middle of the night that he must have swallowed without us noticing.
So on Tuesday, we're eating dinner outside and we notice him pick up a rock, lay down, chew on it a few times, tilt his head back and swallow the thing whole. All in about 30 seconds. Immediately we yelled at him and blah blah and then he did it AGAIN! So we broke out the hydrogen peroxide to bring those big rocks back up so we didn't have to deal with the middle of the night puke again. It worked, he threw them up and we all went about our normal business.
Cue Wednesday at 4 am to him throwing up again. Another rock. And then again at 5:30 and 6:30 am. I think it's finally out of his system so I feed him breakfast and when he only eats a few bites, I know he's not right. Soon after, he projectile vomits his food across our living room (sorry, TMI) so I quickly call the vet and get him an appointment for that afternoon. The puking goes on ALL DAY and when I realize he can't even keep down water without throwing up, I know something is probably pretty wrong.
We go into the vet and they do x-rays and sure enough, he still has FIVE rocks left in him. Two are huge and were stuck in his intestines so immediately they put a catheter in him and send us over to the emergency animal hospital to do surgery. Poor, poor pup and our poor (literally) bank account.
He came home late last night and is doing okay. It's going to be a couple of weeks of recovery and I'm sure he'll be fine but seriously, I feel like the world's worst pet owner. Between all of the socks, his teeth problems, and now this... it's sort of frustrating. How in the world do I stop him from swallowing things?!? This isn't normal, is it?
So, that's my Brady-saga for today. All of the fingers crossed that I don't have anything else to report for a LONG TIME... and in the meantime, cheers to Friday. Hope you all have a great weekend - we have our first wedding of the summer so it should be a fun one :)