Last Friday I woke up to find my cat throwing up and an unwound spool of thread lying on the floor, frayed on one end. I had thoughtlessly left it out the night before, and my heart sank as I imagined how much of it he may have gobbled up. After a day of him(Mac) puking on every rug in our apartment, we took him to an emergency vet on Saturday. After an examination and x-ray, the vet said that, sure enough, the thread had created a "linear foreign body obstruction" in his lower intestine. An abdominal surgury and over $2000 later he's doing fine and will have a nice big scar to show all the lady cats. So much for "saving money" through MYO. :(
Here's the x-ray:
I don't know what there is to see either, but it (along with the several meters of thread they removed and gave me to keep in a sealed bottle, but was too gross to post) said one thing loud and clear - EXPENSIVE!