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    oh no this is terrible.... Poor vegas

    I am so sorry libra...

    The pics are very cute. Sister O must've knew he needed some snuggles....

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    That is a super cute pic!

    A trick I learned from my fellow SUPER dog loving friend. When they start throwing up give them pedialyte. I'm sure we all know vomiting and diarrhea dehydrates the body. So they'll drink a bunch of water, it bloats them, then they throw up again. 4th Of July weekend Sam threw up twice one day, twice the next. I knew he hadn't eaten anything bad but it was hot out, we were housesitting my mom's, he and my brother's westie are mortal enemies and have to be separated. So its alot of excitement for him in the heat so I assumed the whole situation upset his stomach. Went out and got pedialyte, the un-flavored variety. I have to feed it to him with a medicine dropper, probably 1/4 cup maybe a little more at a time. After I started the pedialyte no more vomiting. Works everytime for me, and we've had to do this our fair share of times with that sensitive bully tummy.

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    It's just about 7pm here and Vegas has not gotten sick today. He wouldn't come down for breakfast, so I made sure to take his meds up to him. He didn't want his meds either. This concerned me, so I went back downstairs and just gave him the phenobarb and not the liquid on the bread. I took it back up to him and he wouldn't take it, seconds after I offered it, he had a mini seizure. It doesn't surprise me since he's thrown up his last 3 doses of meds. Right after his seizure, he took the pill..........then bounded down the stairs in search of his breakfast. He's kept it all down. He still has very loose stools. It's not diarrhea, he's only going 3 times a day. Just loose. I'm gonna get some pedialyte.......thanks for the suggestion. He's still pretty exhausted. His personality is still there.......but what do you think? Should I take him in?

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    Listen to your gut, if you feel like you should then dont hesitate by any means. It does sound like he may be doing better anyhow but dont second guess yourself, it is better to be safe than sorry and have regrets later. Maybe call the vets office and see what they think? Yes pedialite is a great idea, never would have thought of it. Something I have on hand for Sierra, just in case anyhow.

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    Vegas had another seizure last night. Immediately afterwards, he began to eat. Just like that morning. Vegas did end up throwing up at 5am this morning. He still had food in his belly. That's 8 hours after his meal. I started to freak out...and carted him off to the Drs. They took 5 vials of blood and took an exray of his tum-tum. Dr said there was no blockage (spleen seemed a little swollen) BUT, he had a FULL stomach. So, it's possible that the cornmeal has slowed his digestion WAY down. He's not eating because he's full. So now Vegas has to fast for 24 hours (he's already down 6 pounds) while on metoclopramide. (a drug to help with nausea and vomiting) Blood work will come back tomorrow. Dr Uhler has made a few points that I've never considered. 1) With the last 3 seizures....he's eaten immediatly afterward. Possible that a post-ictal symptom is hunger. Which could be why he made such a huge attempt at getting into the pantry and getting the cornmeal (the baby gate was in place, secure). 2)He's got a food allergy to something in his food. Dr said that sometime in the future we may want to look into this, if anything to atleast rule it out....Dr Uhler has seen it in the past, seizures disappearing when the food is changed. He says this is a small percentage of a chance, but since Vegas is not yet 3, it might be something to consider in the future. So, 500.00 later, I have my baby boy sitting next to me. My fears of tummy twisting, and blockage are put to rest. I'm doing laundry cause he got sick in bed (and we big daddy'd it last night) He seems at peace and that makes me smile. He's sleeping and snoring. Such a glorious sound.

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    wow those bits of info are interseting.... Makes you wonder.... I am glad he at least feels better. You need some rest too Hun, you have had a rough couple of days....

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    I'm hoping Vegas feels 100 percent soon so you can get some good snoring in too.

    Oh and good luck keeping him out of the pantry after fasting for 24 hours... that should be interesting

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    I just have to point this out- the google ads I got on this page are as follows:

    Firearms training

    Crimal records online

    Police training

    I find this amusing... I guess google thinks Vegas is wanted!!! (well, he is-- by me )

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    That's funny. He is such a sweet boy. I wish everyone here could meet him..........he is by far "my heart and soul". Sure, he's a pickle sometimes, but he is worth every penny and all the heartache.

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    I am so glad you went to the dr just to set your mind at ease. Nothing worse than that worry and not knowing what to do. Hopefully the bloodwork comes back good too, let us know for sure! That is very interesting about changing the foods for him. Wouldnt that be something if you could control his seizures that way?!?! I agree with Telly, good luck keeping him away from food for 24 hours. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    That's funny. He is such a sweet boy. I wish everyone here could meet him..........he is by far "my heart and soul". Sure, he's a pickle sometimes, but he is worth every penny and all the heartache.
    I wish I could meet Vegas too! And I know how you feel, I feel exactly the same way about Samson. "My heart and soul" and "love of my life" are phrases I have often used to describe him.

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    Vegas started out the morning by not getting up until I was walking out the door. He wasn't allowed to eat this morning, so I fed O outside while Vegas was still in bed. He slept so well. It's been about 40 hours since he last threw up. He was very ready for dinner tonight, which he ate like a champ AND he took his medicine without turning up his nose. After work, I went to my mom's to help with the puppies. I didn't get home until 10pm. Know what I came home to? Chaos! Vegas is back to pushing Orion's buttons. She just wants to pull out stinkybear and suck on his feet and Vegas keeps snatching the teddy and running with it. Yup! Everything seems to be getting back to normal. Blood work showed "normal" liver function. Phenobarb level is below theraputic range and the rest of the tests should be back tomorrow.

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