Harley's Stomach Emptying Problem

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Postby iluvk9 » November 19th, 2010, 7:35 pm

Good idea, Mallika. :dance:

He just ate some moistened kibble with bacon sprinkled on it, again. Who the hell knows at this point. :doh:

I will just keep plugging along, trying everything I can for my buddy.
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Postby madremissy » November 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

Harley and Tassie are on a mission to drive you and Mama crazy. :rolleyes2:
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Postby iluvk9 » November 20th, 2010, 8:24 am

madremissy wrote:Harley and Tassie are on a mission to drive you and Mama crazy. :rolleyes2:


Yep. :rolleyes2:

I am taking him for a long walk today, because it is his favorite thing to do. I figured now that he has the weight back on, I don't have to worry about his dropping more from walking again. And I am hoping excercise will help digestion? Or at least get him hungry. 8) Of course it is 50 degrees today, so he will have to wear a sweater.
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Postby Jenn » November 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Well I hope you two enjoy your walk! :hug3: Maybe he's just loving all your extra attention?? ;)
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Postby iluvk9 » December 19th, 2010, 8:07 am

Good news update:

No puking in a looooong time. I just weaned him off the mitazapine, used as an appetite enhancer. He has been off it for a week and he is eating normally. Well, normally for a picky dog. Yes, he still loves his Mighty Dog with his dry food, but I am not making bacon and sprinkling it on his food or giving him cat cans. :dance:
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Postby Pit♥bull » December 19th, 2010, 8:11 am

iluvk9 wrote:Good news update:

I like those :confetti:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 19th, 2010, 9:35 am

Yay!!!
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 19th, 2010, 9:55 am

:clap:
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Postby plebayo » December 19th, 2010, 1:47 pm

YAY for a great update!
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Postby Malli » December 20th, 2010, 2:44 am

excellent!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 19th, 2011, 7:49 pm

I am so burned out from this...Harley is not eating and puking again. He started getting "fussy" last week, but was eating. Within the last few days, he drinks water, runs and plays, pees and poops "something" but won't eat. I finally got him to eat chicken at 11 am. He puked it at 3 pm.

:sad2: Into the Vet we go....
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Postby Jenn » January 19th, 2011, 7:59 pm

:sad2: No good!
Looks like we're gonna have to come have a sit down with your crew and discuss that enough is enough!
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Postby madremissy » January 19th, 2011, 8:46 pm

Time for the PBT good thought vibes to start going to Harleybird
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Postby call2arms » January 20th, 2011, 12:18 am

Oh, Harleybird. Be ok. :(
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Postby Malli » January 20th, 2011, 3:54 am

*good thoughts*
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Postby iluvk9 » January 20th, 2011, 6:25 am

Thank you. This morning he ate 1/2 cup chicken and had interest in Bo's cat food when I opened it, so he wanted 1/4 of a can. Now I pray he doesn't puke it up. I gave him Reglan and a pepcid.

I am going to ask the Vet about keeping him on all these meds once he gets back to eating. Our plan is usually to get his stomach calm, then slowly wean him off the meds.

I don't know anymore, but this is killing me.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 20th, 2011, 8:20 am

Poor Harley. And poor you! Like you don't have enough going on right now!

He's even turning down his high-quality Mighty Dog?
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 20th, 2011, 9:45 am

:hug3:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 20th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Not even Mighty Dog. :(

He ate chicken this morning at 5 and 11 it came up, partially digested. This stomach emptying problem is making him not want to eat, I assume because it sits in his stomach and ferments. Pepcid needs to kick in faster.
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Postby Malli » January 20th, 2011, 2:22 pm

I think this is an excellent idea to ask about long term meds.
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