October 27th

Joel, the vet in charge, has just called. Jackson has had the balloon procedure and all went well. He is awake and eating.  However, we are not out of the woods yet.  The very act of having the balloon treatment can cause a new stricture!  Also they do think he may also have a hiatus hernia. We are going to take it a step at a time. He will stay in hospital until Friday and, providing he is not still regurgitating, he can come home. I am to feed only dry food as this will help to keep the oesophagus  open.  If all is OK, then he is cured. But if the regurgitating comes back, he will have to return to hospital for an operation. Joel said he was in good form and asking to be cuddled and petted.  So, all in all, I am feeling happier!  I am pleased I persisted in getting treatment for Jackson – I knew something was not right even tho’ he did not seem to be ill. Being sick everyday is not normal.

Now I must dash as I have to do ironing and cook a prawn curry!  Back tomorrow – Joel is going to call me with an update!

3 thoughts on “October 27th

  1. Good to hear. Hopefully he will not have to go back for an operation. But at least you know now, that this can be treated even if he has to.

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