Harriet's corn cob incident

Harriet presented at the clinic with vomiting, having seen the Emergency Centre the night before. Harriet did no seem herself and appeared to be in discomfort when the vet palpated her abdomen. X-rays were taken of her abdomen, but were inconclusive. Harriet stayed in hospital, whilst more tests were conducted.

With more information gathered, it was decided the following day that an exploratory laporotomy was needed. Harriet's surgery lasted four intense hours, requiring the assistance of two surgeons and anaesthesist and a nurse. The surgeon was able to remove a foreign body, being a corn cob, from the colon and she was able to repair the damage caused by the foreign body.

We are pleased to say that Harriet has made a full recovery and is doing well since her ordeal.