One of the most interesting and rewarding cases I’ve been involved in was, Pepperoni, a beautiful hunter-jumper gelding that was referred to OVC for colic surgery. During the emergency surgery, the surgeon found two lesions that resembled eosinophilic granulomas that were both resected from the small intestine. Due to a poor prognosis, Pepperoni was almost euthanized on the table – but the surgeon and owners remained hopeful.
The following days were challenging for Pepperoni as he continued to struggle with signs of colic. Each day and night, our team continued to monitor Pepperoni and to develop new plans to medically manage his abdominal discomfort and a newly emerged heart murmur – we were all unsure of Pepperoni’s outcome.
After two weeks at the hospital Pepperoni made a miraculous recovery. It was truly wonderful to see Pepperoni walk out of the hospital with his little girl who was excited and grateful to see her strong healthy friend again!