Ornage Townsend

Month: 
2019-09

Ornage came to our hospital when her owners found her laying in the yard crying and vomiting. Bloodwork, radiographs and an exploratory abdominal surgery helped the doctors diagnose her with Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis, a very serious and sometimes fatal condition. The most important aspect of treating this condition is nutritional support but if our patient refuses food, how can we possibly get the nutrients they need into their bodies to support them while they recover? 

We place an esophageal feeding tube! The feeding tube enters the side of the neck bypassing the pet's mouth, A liquid diet is then syringe fed to the patient. Ornage was able to go home and have her owners feed her this way until she was eating all on her own. The tube was removed and Ornage is now back to her normal healthy self!