This is what the vet found in his intestines . . . a mini beanie baby aardvark toy with the end of the tail ripped open and no beans or stuffing in it. He had swallowed the fabric skin whole! No wonder he was so sick. Needless to say while Chunky was still on his extended vet stay we cleaned out his toys and got rid of all his little babies and fabric toys.
Chunky came home on Tuesday afternoon and seems to be feeling a little better everyday. Last night he was zooming around the house and wanted to play fetch with me, a sure sign he's feeling better. It's kind of funny but when he's sick his tail uncurls, that's a sure sign that something is wrong because normally his tail is curled up tight. Thankfully he's back to having a curly tail again so he's feeling better. It's nice to have him home. We missed him while he was gone. Right now he's asleep between my feet snoring softly as I type, it's a good sound to hear again.
I'd like to say he's learned his lesson regarding eating foreign objects but in his first day home he tried to eat two fabric scraps, a band aid and a button. Oh Chunky, let's not do that again!!