Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours

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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby tiva » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:44 am

Sarah wrote:I'm glad Vanya is feeling better. I would not go by how a dog acts at the vet. When Tess had her kidney infection, she seemed normal to the vet who first saw her. I knew she was a little subdued, but honestly, she was just acting like a normal dog. She wound up hospitalized for 3 days. The adrenaline when they are at the vet makes them act better than they are.


Tell me about it! I find it hard to believe some vets still assume that if a dog is bouncing around in their office, he must be fine. That's why I'm glad Frank (husband) actually did what I asked him to do: told the vet that we wanted an abdominal x-ray (I'm not sure how you do that on a bouncing pitty) and a full range of blood tests and tick-borne disease tests. Go, Frank!

The vet told Frank to give Vanya 1/3 of his normal dinner last night. Frank did, and Vanya threw up again. This worries me, but then again, everything worries me. Frank says Vanya seems fine--bright eyed, active, pink gums, no obvious pain.
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby pblove » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:32 am

I hope you will soon feel as good as new Vanya :pray
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby FBODGRL » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:27 am

If it were me I would either fast for 12 or 24 hrs and maybe do like a broth only. Then try a bland diet for a few days (rice cottage cheese and boiled hamburger or chicken)

I am kind of surprised they suggested to feed the regular food :dunno:

Hope Vanya will be ok!
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby tiva » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:31 pm

FBODGRL wrote:If it were me I would either fast for 12 or 24 hrs and maybe do like a broth only. Then try a bland diet for a few days (rice cottage cheese and boiled hamburger or chicken)

I am kind of surprised they suggested to feed the regular food


Me too. I told Frank to fast Vanya for 24 hours and then introduce half-cups of plain white rice for a day, until he was sure the pup was keeping everything down fine. PLus add a little broth to his water, to make sure he kept drinking reasonable amounts so he wouldn't get dehydrated.
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:28 pm

tiva wrote:
FBODGRL wrote:If it were me I would either fast for 12 or 24 hrs and maybe do like a broth only. Then try a bland diet for a few days (rice cottage cheese and boiled hamburger or chicken)

I am kind of surprised they suggested to feed the regular food


Me too. I told Frank to fast Vanya for 24 hours and then introduce half-cups of plain white rice for a day, until he was sure the pup was keeping everything down fine. PLus add a little broth to his water, to make sure he kept drinking reasonable amounts so he wouldn't get dehydrated.


Fasting won't change anything if there's an obstruction etc. In the ICU, we rarely fast more than 6-12 hours, and dogs that don't eat on their own get syringe fed. If they can't keep anything down, something else is up...
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby tiva » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:27 pm

The vet was convinced it wasn't an obstruction, but since I wasn't there I don't know what they saw that convinced them.

Anyway, Vanya is now fine--eating, running around, no more barfing.
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:28 pm

tiva wrote:The vet was convinced it wasn't an obstruction, but since I wasn't there I don't know what they saw that convinced them.

Anyway, Vanya is now fine--eating, running around, no more barfing.


WooHoo!!! Glad to hear it! :nana:
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:15 pm

Having a 'Capone' and hearing of the 'Vanya' you have... I think this is their m.o. just to keep us on our toes to prove to them we actually care.


:po: them!!!!
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby Peneloki » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:28 am

So glad Vanya is back to normal!! Scary story!!! :eek:
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby PitbullLover* » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:45 pm

glad vanya is feeling better! when your baby is feeling sick, nothing makes sense anymore, all emotions are running high we all know that...and been through it :oops: :twisted:
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Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Postby Jazzy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:18 pm

Thank goodness all seems to be well with Vanya!!!!!

That was one hell of a scare!!!!
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