Trent Williams, a beautiful 2-year-old white Schnauzer, hadn’t been himself for several days and had started to have vomiting and diarrhea. So his owner brought him to Longview Animal Hospital on Friday, September 4th, and while talking to Dr. Foye, his owner remembered him getting into her sewing thread 9 days earlier. Even though blood work was normal, Dr. Foye decided to shoot an x-ray.
Good thing! It was obvious immediately that Trent had a little object causing a big problem! Not only had he gotten into the sewing thread, he had gotten into the needles too! A sewing needle had worked its way through Trent’s intestines and had gotten lodged in his colon. Even though it was a busy Friday afternoon, the decision was made to re-arrange the schedule and take Trent to surgery immediately.
Dr. Foye and the staff stayed late to go in and retrieve the needle. After successful surgery, we are happy to report that Trent has fully recovered and is doing great!