No stitches. They closed him up some other way - glue? I suggested velcro to be ready for next time. 14 cone days and then he'll have just a naked tummy to show for his exploits.
In a classic case of closing the barn door after the cow's gone out, I bought Biggie a pet insurance policy today. My sincere hope is that I have just thrown that money out the window and will never ever need the policy. I, of course, wish I had done this last October when I first discovered how much his penchant for foreign objects costs me.
I mentioned this to the vet and she said she was pretty sure they would consider another surgery for foreign object swallowing to be a pre-existing condition so they would not cover it. TILT! I wrote an email and asked about this. They are closed for the day now but I'll make sure to get an answer and refund if needed.
I did 20 minutes on the treadmill today total so I'm calling that a victory and taking the rest of the day off.