Harley's Stomach Emptying Problem

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Postby cheekymunkee » July 26th, 2010, 10:13 pm

Have you been cooking again Joyce?? Stop eating mom's food baby boy & your tummy will feel all better.

Good thoughts coming your way!!!
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Postby Malli » July 27th, 2010, 2:30 am

good thoughts for Harley...
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Postby iluvk9 » July 27th, 2010, 5:46 am

cheekymunkee wrote:Have you been cooking again Joyce?? Stop eating mom's food baby boy & your tummy will feel all better.


8) When the Vet first said to just "make some chicken, hamburgers and meatballs (to hide his pills in), all without any sauces or spices" I thought to myself: " Make? :| Sauces? I don't even have salt or pepper in my cabinet. :shock: And how do you make a meatball???" :sad2:

My freezer is now packed with Harley food and of course, ice cubes for the dogs water, which I always have been able to make.
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Postby madremissy » July 27th, 2010, 6:19 am

Good thoughts for Harley's appointment today. I will be thinking about him all day.
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Postby HappyChick » July 27th, 2010, 8:04 am

Maybe Harley just decided it was time for you to learn how to cook and this is the method he chose to get you to learn. He's a pretty smart guy.

I will also be thinking about you both today, sending good thoughts, and hoping for the best!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 27th, 2010, 5:20 pm

He is home. :)

X-ray showed no blockages, but his stomach wall looks "thick" and irritated.

The specialist who came in to do the sonogram will have her report into my Vet in 36 hours, but my Vet said just looking fast, there didn't seem to be any abnormalities. But he is not the specialist and acknowledges that.

Blood work and lipase tests will be in Thursday.

As of now, we are continuing to treat it as gastritis. He will continue Reglan, Pepcid, Sucralfate (I think that was it...don't have bottle in front of me) and now adding Flagyl and an appetite enhancer.

Again, Vet couldn't get over how happy-go-lucky Harley was; barking up a storm and wanting to play outside with the Vet Techs.

The bill was only $720. My Vet did not charge me for the pills they gave him there, the Flagyl I took home, the office examination, or the day of "babysitting" Harley, since I was working. :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 27th, 2010, 6:49 pm

Well, I know it's not satisfying still having no answers, but at least they're able to rule out some serious stuff. :) I'm glad he's feeling so well!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 27th, 2010, 8:31 pm

Yes, Liz, you are correct. :) I am thinking at least they didn't look at the xrays/sonogram and say: OH NO. :o
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Postby madremissy » July 27th, 2010, 9:05 pm

Bad news was not in the cards. I had already demanded that. :D
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Postby iluvk9 » July 27th, 2010, 9:37 pm

madremissy wrote:I had already demanded that. :D

Yes, you did. :dance:
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Postby HappyChick » July 27th, 2010, 9:57 pm

This sounds promising. I'm with Liz, at least they ruled out some more serious stuff. Still sending good thoughts...
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Postby amazincc » July 27th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Gah... I know how frustrating this must be, to see nothing "apparently" wrong. On the other hand it's also very GOOD news. :D

Time to pull out all the stops and let Harleybird smoke a joint... it's supposed to make you hungry, or so I've heard... :| :smileUp:
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Postby call2arms » July 28th, 2010, 12:06 am

Phew!! Thank goodness there's nothing wrong in there. Now, onto good news from the bloodwork and lipase.

I'M sure you can hire a few neighborhood kids to take care of the appetite stimulation part that Christine suggested... :D
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Postby Malli » July 28th, 2010, 2:41 am

amazincc wrote:Time to pull out all the stops and let Harleybird smoke a joint... it's supposed to make you hungry, or so I've heard... :| :smileUp:


:shock: :squint: :lmao:

not our sweet, innocent Christine?!?
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Postby iluvk9 » July 28th, 2010, 6:01 am

8)

Well, guess who ATE ALL HIS BREAKFAST and wanted more?!?! :dance: I put a dish of chicken breast down for him and he ate it without one dirty look my way! He came over to me and was dancing a little so I gave him a second helping. He ate that, too!
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Postby madremissy » July 28th, 2010, 6:47 am

:confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti:

That is wonderful, wonderful news.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 28th, 2010, 7:01 am

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Postby HappyChick » July 28th, 2010, 9:20 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Wonderful!!
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Postby call2arms » July 28th, 2010, 9:22 am

Yayyy!!!!! Go Harley!
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 28th, 2010, 9:36 am

Fantastic!!!! :clap:
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