Looks like it is going to be a rocky road for Gooses buddy Bert. As some of you know just about 3 weeks ago Bert had to have surgery, AGAIN, to remove a rock from his stomach. That was Bert's 4th surgery to remove a rock (and once a tennis ball).
On Wednesday morning he did it AGAIN!!!! He ate a big rock and several pebbles. He is at Dr. Eddies right now. The big rock has moved between his small intestines and stomach. This may be good IF he passes the rock. If he does not then on Thursday Dr. Eddie will have to do surgery not on his stomach but cut open his intestines. Please keep Bert and His Vickie in your prayers.
Bluegrass Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Eddie. He did look better than I expected. I sat on the grass with him and he put his paw in my hand and looked at me as if to say, "Oh Michelle how are you? Are you doing OK?" He is always the therapy dog even if he is the one needing therapy.
Vickie talking to Bert about rocks and how they are beautiful to look at but NOT to eat.
"Now Bert listen to me...."
"Oh hey look over there. Michelle is here. HI Michelle, how's it going? Are you doing OK? Did you bring my ball with you."
"HUH.... Oh yea, what were you saying?"
Listen, this is very important. You can not keep eating rocks. Rocks are not food. They are not treats. Rocks make you very sick. I'm worried sick about you. There are going to be changes in your life that will be for your own good. Are you listening to me?"
"Oh My Vickie, don't worry. I'll be alright. Dr. Eddie will fix me up. He had a LONG talk with me while he took pictures of my insides. OH hey look over there, there's a rock."
You heard Vickie tell Bert he will have some big changes in his life. Vickie is getting bids to have someone cement her front area where Bert and his siblings play. All rocks will be removed and cement will be laid down. Bert will also have to wear a muzzle when he can not be watched carefully. So this means that on walks where he is off leash, when he is outside alone, etc. The only time he won't where a muzzle is when he is at my house, or when he is doing his therapy work at the hospital and when he is working at the airport. Trust me he is not going to like this and it will be a great adjustment for him.
Please send POTP, prayers, and good vibes to Bert and to His Vickie. I will keep you posted how things are going.