This beautiful 8m old Golden Retriever is Olenna, who we have come to know very well over the last few months.
She first visited us at 9 weeks old with sudden onset severe diarrhoea. She was a very sad puppy and wasn’t eating properly. She was hospitalised at the Newport surgery so that we could manage her dehydration with an intravenous drip. Olenna stayed with us for nearly a week on her drip, for tests, for the administration of various medication and of course numerous cuddles. Gradually day by day she improved, with some ups and downs, and she went home.
Unfortunately that wasn’t the end of her story, the inflammation in her intestinal tract had caused some damage and some scarring, with on going issues. Then, Olenna came back in to see us as an emergency – with an intussuception. This means her small intestine had telescoped into itself, cutting off the circulation to the inner portion and creating a blockage. She was rushed to surgery with vet Heather and nurse Anley on a Wednesday evening and had a 60cm section of her small intestine removed. She recovered well, with her typical Olenna spirit, and is now doing very well. She is on a specialised diet to ensure she grows correctly and to support her gastrointestinal tract as it is much shorter than before. She faced all of this with wags and licks for us all and has been so Brave. She is a Tern Vets Star!