So… This happened last night. Splenic torsion. No stomach or intestinal issues, just the spleen. Spent six hours at the emergency vet, and he had surgery this morning at 2-3 am. He’s in at his primary care vet for post op care today, and I bring him home tonight. He’s alive, though now without a spleen. The two pictures at the bottom are before and after surgery so you can see the big difference in body language.
So if we’re a little quiet for the next few days or weeks, that’s why.
Lastly, if you own a deep chested large dog, please do your research on bloat and torsion. Know the signs. If I had waited to bring Bear in, this would have become a life threatening or fatal condition. I moved quickly, so the surgery was easy and he is going to be okay.