Our little getaway is being postponed. This morning Todd decided that what looked like a fun play toy was a water jug. He dragged it down the hallway and water got all over the house, which was not a problem. What was a problem is that we were unable to find the cap that went onto it. After turning our house upside down in its search, we could only conclude that Todd had swallowed it. I took him to the emergency vet hospital where an x-ray was done. Because it's plastic it didn't show up. So we decided to give him Bariam to see if there was any kind of a blockage. The first vet we saw told me to bring him back this evening to do the x-rays. I left their office about an hour later and called my vets office. I decided to take him there and have x-rays done at hourly intervals to see if the bariam was moving through his system. By 12:30 it looked like everything had moved through normally. I've brought him home and given him a little bit of food and water. Thankfully he's keeping everything down and is acting just fine. We're to keep an eye on him for the next couple of days and watch for him to have any signs of discomfort or vomiting.
Words can't begin to explain how terrible and how sick I feel about all of this. This water jug of distilled water had been sitting in our laundry room since June. I never thought of it as a possible problem...That aside, I'm trying so hard to remain optimistic and praying so very fervently that 'it'll all come out in the end.'