Harley's Stomach Emptying Problem

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Postby iluvk9 » July 23rd, 2010, 10:21 pm

Ino wrote: If your store carries it, it may be one more feeding option to add to the variety, since he won't eat a specific meat too many times in a row. Just a thought- best wishes for Harley.


Thank you, and I will look for it. We have many culturally diverse stores here, and I think I saw bison in the one that caters to Portuguese taste.


call2arms wrote:And the bloodwork was all fine, and he seems fine except for throwing up and eating inconsistently. That's puzzling.


Yep. :| And this has happened on and off for the 8 years I have had him (I got him at 9 months). The episodes have become closer and longer.
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Postby Marinepits » July 24th, 2010, 7:30 am

call2arms wrote:I would definitely do the scope + biopsies...


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Postby madremissy » July 26th, 2010, 2:47 pm

Update:
Please send good thoughts for Harley and Joyce. I will let Joyce explain more this afternoon but let's start the good thoughts coming in for him extra strong.
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Postby HappyChick » July 26th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Oh crap. :( Missy, I certainly hope this is not what I've feared might be going on.

TONS, TONS, and more TONS of good thoughts and positives vibes being sent to Joyce and Harley!
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Postby call2arms » July 26th, 2010, 3:07 pm

Good toughts coming Joyce and Harleybird's way...
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Postby madremissy » July 26th, 2010, 3:15 pm

Angie, He is just refusing all food. She tried to feed him everything in the house and he won't eat. He is drinking fine. She has something set up for tomorrow morning.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 26th, 2010, 3:34 pm

Oh no... :( Lots of good thoughts...

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Postby iluvk9 » July 26th, 2010, 4:27 pm

Thanks, Missy....and everyone else.

He ate Sunday, a little amount at 2:45 pm. Then he refuses to eat again. Drinks water. Runs like the wind outside. Rolls over playfully outside and acts "normal".

This morning: won't eat.

Vet makes arrangements to have a sonogram done Tuesday morning. Also, more blood work. It is another step in my Vet's and my plan of attack.

I get home at 3;30 today (I am teaching summer school) and feed the other three. I prepare 8 items for him, giving it to him one at a time. He sniffs and walks away from each one. I don't show any emotion positive or negative.

He finally eats the Natural Balance beef roll that I shredded. About a cup. Then he goes for the shredded cheddar cheese. Maybe a cup.

He stops by the water bucket, has a drink, goes outside, rolls around on the grass, runs to bark at something in the tree, and things seem so normal, you wouldn't know he hasn't eaten in 24 hours or has lost all that weight.

Anyway, the sonogram will tell us something or nothing. And my Vet and I will take it from there.

Just keep sending him good health thoughts.
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » July 26th, 2010, 4:43 pm

Good thoughts for Harley!!
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Postby call2arms » July 26th, 2010, 5:53 pm

I hope the ultrasound brings good news, and a whole new set of things to do to help him eat.
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Postby ArtGypsy » July 26th, 2010, 6:35 pm

:o :shock: :o I just got home from work.......sending my good thoughts...!!!!!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 26th, 2010, 7:37 pm

Thank you, Ladies. :) My son was BBQing steak and I told him to make one for Harley. I figured maybe after the sonogram, he would be hungry, so I would send an assortment of food for them to give him. Harley just ate a handful of "Porterhouse". :doh: He isn't allowed to eat after 10 pm, so I am glad he got something in his stomach to last him through the night.
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Postby TinaMartin » July 26th, 2010, 7:42 pm

Sendding extra good thoughts
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Postby iluvk9 » July 26th, 2010, 7:45 pm

Thank you, Tina. My stomach is in knots.
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Postby Pit♥bull » July 26th, 2010, 7:46 pm

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Postby hugapitbull » July 26th, 2010, 7:50 pm

Tons of good thoughts for you and Harley. I know how trying this has to be. :hug3:
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Postby Hundilein » July 26th, 2010, 8:18 pm

Good thoughts headed your way from me and Renee! :hug3:
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 26th, 2010, 8:40 pm

Good, positive thoughts headed to both of you!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 26th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Postby airwalk » July 26th, 2010, 9:16 pm

Sending good thoughts for Harley.
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