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Colonoscopy Went South ,,,,,,

forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2023 in General Discussion

Good friend had one last Sat. morning, by evening he was in such pain he couldn’t get to his truck to go to emergency room.

Ambulance finally made it to the ranch for a 30 mile trip to the hospital. A couple of ‘scans’ and they called in the ‘on call’ surgeon. She was out jogging and jogged straight to the hospital.

One look at the scans and she sent him to surgery, post haste !!

She made an incision from his navel to about as far south as you can go.

Previous surgeon had perforated the colon in two places. Several inches of the large intestine and colon had to be removed.

Buddy is a tough cowboy and tolerates a lot of pain, but he said this was almost too much. He managed to eat one bite of scrambled egg yesterday.

I’ve given a lot of antibiotics to cattle/horses but nothing like he’s getting, oral and IV.

I told him I had his cow pony saddled outside the hospital and ask if he wanted to take a little ride. He said; ‘maybe after lunch”. ,,,,,, 🤣

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