Roseglow had been looking bright and happy the last few days, grazing on her regular outings while still receiving fluids via IV, NG tube and rectally. The impaction was palpating smaller and less firm and we were all optimistic that it was just a matter of time that she would suddenly “paint the stall” and we would all be rejoicing.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. Upon examination earlier this evening, the smaller (good) impaction had progressed through her colon (good) but inexplicably felt firmer. Bad. It also had stopped at a precarious position where, by its weight, it was starting to cause a twist. Worse.
Barring better news upon reexamination tomorrow morning, it is Roseglow’s veterinary team’s expert recommendation, founded on years of experience and weeks of fighting this thing, that despite the very real and scary risks, she will have surgery tomorrow afternoon to remove what remains of the impaction. We are out of options at this point, and although the surgery will be complicated, it is our last hope of saving Roseglow’s life.
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