We were referred to ASG for an ultrasound after our sweet little Boston Terrier, Leroy Brown had spent the previous 24 hours vomiting and yelping in pain. We had taken him to the ER in Eagle Rock for x-rays the night before, then back to our regular vet (Village Vet) earlier that morning for more x-rays, to no avail. He appeared to be getting more and more lethargic and distant as the hours went on, which we knew was not a good sign. We head over to ASG, and were quickly escorted into a waiting room where Dr. Coddon arrived shortly thereafter. She took one look at him and immediately sensed that an ultrasound was not going to cut it and that he very likely would need to be admitted into emergency surgery to remove whatever it was that he had eaten. We were given the financial details in advance (a printout of the low and high end of what the services would amount to), and made the decision then and there to get Leroy into the operating room.
We left ASG that afternoon feeling emotionally depleted, but comforted in knowing that Leroy was in the best hands possible. Not long afterwards, we received a call from the doctor letting us know that everything had gone extremely well and that they had found a "foreign object" (a combination of some sort of fabric and chunks of Nylabone) lodged somewhere between his tummy and intestines. Had we waited any longer, his complications would have been much more severe.
Leroy stayed at ASG the next 3 nights and we made sure to stop by and visit him each afternoon. 18 staples, one cone and multi pain meds later, our little guy is back home and back to his needy little self (success!). He is staple-free and can brag to his step brother (our other Boston, Geronimo) all about his battle scar. For this, I have to thank Doctors Huber, Coddon, Nelson, Steve Katz and the entire ASG staff for their diligence, expertise, patience and compassion in caring for my baby.
- Hazel A.