“She was definitely unwell, and was swollen and distended,” Bec Moss, the marketing coordinator at SASH, told The Dodo. “This was literally a life-saving procedure. If we had not been able to remove the towel, Monty would not have survived.”
First, the team took X-rays to determine exactly where the towel started and ended inside Monty. Then they placed a flexible endoscope down Monty’s gastrointestinal tract, so they could see the towel as they tried to remove it.