The outlook for Jackson is not too good. The vet explained to me that he thinks an operation will be necessary as they could see his hernia clearly when they put the camera down his throat. The hernia is pushing open the trap door that normally stops acid coming out of the stomach and into the throat. Jackson’s trap door is open and so the acid rises and burns his throat. He said that Jackson’s throat was raw and bleeding. They ballooned him again in the hope that the balloon might push the hernia back but I did not feel they were very hopeful. I have pills and anti acid medicine to give him. If he regurgitates again, I am to telephone immediately, even if it is only a small amount. They also said that another Bengal they had treated for the same condition had several of his pedigree in common with Jackson.
He is so pleased to be home – running and playing and now fast asleep in his hammock. I need to wake him to give him the medicine – not an easy task.
I will write more tomorrow – feeling a bit stressed right now!