Wednesday, June 11, 2008

if it's not one thing

i got to the bottom of the swallowed bone mystery.

a couple weeks ago i was pulling out of my driveway when an old man who lives at the end of the street walked by.

he asked me if i liked poke sallit. i said i never had it. he said his old lady keeps asking him about the poke patch in my yard, and if i planned to eat any of it. i said no thanks, i had no idea, he's free to pick whatever he wants out of it.

i saw him last night & he told me as a thank you he's been leaving bones for my dogs.

i showed him the 20 staples on holden's stomach & he started to cry.

he said he left some chicken wings and a pig's neck yesterday morning. they were gone from where he left them and nacho must've eaten them when i let him out.

nacho threw up last night at 2 am. and again at 5 am. i haven't slept since 2, i've been staring at him waiting for him to throw up or his stomach to bloat up.

i called the vet the minute they opened and told the story & said i'd like to get him xrayed to see if there are bones stuck in him and got an appt. for 1pm

since then he's seemed fine, i fed him a little at 8 & just walked him around the block & hasn't thrown up again and he seems ok.

it is probably crazy of me to take him for xrays. but jesus christ.

googling tells me poke salad is a southern delicacy similar to collard greens, but is actually toxic to humans and should not be made or eaten.


*****UPDATE*****
nacho is gonna be fine, the x-rays showed the bones are passing through his system, he has gastroenteritis & he's on prilosec and semi-liquid diet for a couple days.

dios freakin mio

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ahhh....that poor old man...and poor holden ! i bet he felt terrible for what he did when he thought he was just doing something nice. sorry, skippy, for all the worry and pain this must be causing the family...Kelsey, Tuco, Scully and Tina all send their best to you all ! oxoxo mappycamper

skippy haha said...

thanks mappy & furry amigos! nacho monkey is doing great, and holden is too - the staples aren't even red anymore, he's like the model patient. and the old man agreed to keep his bones to himself. he was so upset, he will be happy to know they're going to pull thru. what a mess.

kid D said...

poor pups and poor skippy's pocket book. baxter and yoshi are sending good vibes your way.

skippy haha said...

thanks baxter & kid d, crazyeye smile to yoshi. holden is paying for his surgery himself by having a fundraiser at vintage vantage, i turned his birthday sale into a get well sale & extended it a few days - the codeword holden gets 44% off at checkout & i posted it on myspace & facebook & he's gotten some drops in his bucket. www.myspace.com/sargerojo has the photo of him

sh31 said...

Before this I used to feed little Q all sorts of bones. Not any more.

toe!! said...

pigs neck??!! WTF! Poor holden:(

jennifersaylor said...

Poke sallet:

http://jennifersaylor.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/southbound-1-poke-sallet/

Sorry about your pups & glad to hear they are recovering. My sister learned dogs can't eat all kinds of bones when giving her dog a steak bone resulted in a $400 vet bill.

mygothlaundry said...

Ah I'm so sorry to hear about this! Django eats such a weird assortment of things; I can't believe he hasn't had to be cut open yet. Poor you & poor Holden! Feel better soon.

skippy haha said...

toe!! i know!

jennifersaylor that is a wonderful summary of poisonous poke sallet! my vet bill was like your sisters...times four...plus one for nacho's x-rays...poke sallet is free but it aint cheap

my goth laundry - you seem to luck out that django eats the weird things but he chews it in reasonable bites while holden swallows it whole wolfing it down like a maniac. my other dog nacho doesn't do this.