WHN is home from the hospital! She did not need surgery (this time) as the obstruction untwisted or healed naturally! We of course are keeping a very close eye and all twenty paws on her, just to make sure that she does not do this to us again! Hope was especially unhappy as Dad is "Not the Mama" when it comes to her need to be under her shirt all day long, Chip needed to protect her from the dangers of couch arms, Snoopy missed taking care of licking her and both Tasha and Anna missed having her tuck them in under the blankets on the couch. She refuses to tell us how terrible it was, being away for so long, but said that the nurses and LPNs were fabulous and she had very good human care. She did say how much she missed us and is making up for her absence.
She was told that if this again occurs, she will need surgery- apparently whenever someone undergoes abdominal surgery of any kind, scarring occurs and the organs in the abdomen can adhere to them causing bowel obstructions like she had. Sometimes they can correct themselves, but most of the time surgery is needed.
Thanks Paws she is home!