just got off the phone with the vet. turns out the emergency vet we took him to on friday TOTALLY missed several concerning things on his Xray. they said the wall of his stomach is so incredibly thick, she’s never seen anything like it. his spleen is also enlarged. she also said his heart is a bit rounded - which, no one wants to hear, does anyone have any more info on this? She said it could just be the fact that he is a bulldog, but it also has me incredibly concerned.
for the issue at hand - they are keeping him overnight. she is giving him fluids through an iv and he will be monitored. they are going to withhold food for at least 24 hours, she said sometimes they just need some time for the stomach to reset instead of throwing a bunch of medication at the problem hoping it will go away. she will also be giving him an ultrasound at noon tomorrow. I told her the whole story about how ‘my friend’s dog swallowed 3 socks and one stuck to the wall of his stomach’ and she agreed that that was absolutely a possibility and hopefully the ultrasound will give us more of an answer. we have come home once or twice to frank in a sea of white fabric because he would rip apart his beds. it’s very possible he could’ve swallowed some of that stuffing and it’s been sitting in there.
I am very happy with this vet, she spent about 30 minutes on the phone with me totally going over everything possible. she really put me at ease (as much as I can be right now) at least I know he’s in great hands now in this total nightmare.