Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Surgical surprise

At first, they thought it was cancer, but it turned out that Braken had actually eaten a soccer ball. This black lab had a birth defect in his diaphragm that allowed his stomach to migrate up towards his heart after he ingested the ball. On the x-rays it looked like a large growth next to his heart, and only after they opened him up did they discover the 5 inch soccer ball!

He had to have two additional surgeries to repair his diaphragm , but that is better than having cancer for sure. Braken didn't exactly learn his lesson though..his person says that he still tries to eat everything!

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