It's good news/bad news time. The good news is that Louise has been to the vet, and the prognosis is good. She's gonna live. The bad news is she's backed up in a bad way and is in a lot of discomfort right now. As you can see by this photo, this is no joke. The poor girl's stomach is large and she has not wanted to go for a walk at all, due to the discomfort.
All we can do is feed her laxatives and try to make her comfortable.
One side effect of all this was we got to see a couple x-rays of Louise's guts and bones. Her spine is in good shape for her age, so the prognosis on that was good. We did see some areas that are showing wear, but nothing to be concerned about right now, so long as she is healthy and mobile. Once she 'passes' this current problem, she should be in fantastic shape again.