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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    From what you are describing it sounds like there is many other possibilities so don't lose hope yet.

    First thing that comes to mind is an obstruction, which would explain a lot of the symptoms. The weight loss of 5lbs could also partially come from dehydration, with all of the vomiting.

    I know it's been going on a long time but my boy threw up a head of a toy about a month after it went missing. A friend had exploratory surgery to find several different items in the stomach that had been there a while. @Alice Kable had a bully who went forever with one undetected.

    I would get an ultrasound done if it were me. Seems a little early to assume cancer, although it's a possibility it could also be other things too.


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    I agree with this 100000%. There's a very real possibility it could be a partial obstruction. That's why the vomiting isn't constant, and he's still able to poop.

    We just went through this and the x-ray didn't show anything so we insisted on an ultrasound (but we knew he ate a squeaker) and there it was, the squeaker.

    The first thing I would insist on is an ultrasound to rule out a partial obstruction.


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    So sorry you are going through this. Please let us know how Leroy is doing and i hope he gets better soon.

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    When first reading....I was thinking obstruction too. It's amazing what these monsters manage to put into their mouths even when we are looking. Little stinkers is what they are. I agree with what has been suggested above. Ask about the possibility of an obstruction.

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    I am so sorry to hear that this happening. I would definitely get a ultrasound done and if need be by another vet all together.

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    I'm so sorry you are going through this. I agree with the others....have him checked for an obstruction and line up a different vet.

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    Thank you everyone for replying, all the great info and the positive thoughts!I really appreciate everyone here The vet did a stool sample about 3 weeks ago and that came back negative, heartworm test came back negative as well. Yeah now that I am taking some time to look at this rationally it does seem kinda crazy that the vet jumped to the worse conclusion when I went in there. It's funny how many of you guys mention obstruction, the thought has passed my mind a couple of times. I do try and watch him carefully but I am not here 24/7 of course and he looooves to eat things off the floor (hair especially, ewww). We are def going to be getting a second opinion on this and maybe we can look at the ultrasound but it baffles me that the vet told me yesterday "the good news is that I don't have an answer and the bad news is that I don't have an answer" and he really has not given me any ideas as of yet! I paid too much money there to not have an idea of what is going on. I have obtained a copy of the blood test results so that I have them and I can show them to another vet if my current dr cannot provide me with some answers or ideas sometime soon. Well I just got off the phone with Leroy's vet and he said he could not talk with the specialists he wanted to talk with today but did look into Leroy's calcium levels and that they are normal and usually with cancer calcium levels are higher so the vet said this is a good thing but that he will call me again tomorrow once he hopefully talks with the specialists. So I will keep you guys posted! to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstewart2010 View Post
    Thanks for replying:-) The vet did a stool sample about 3 weeks ago and that came back negative, heartworm test came back negative as well. Yeah now that I am taking some time to look at this rationally it does seem kinda crazy that the vet jumped to the worse conclusion when I went in there. We are def going to be getting a second opinion on this and I have obtained a copy of the blood test results so that I have them and I can show them to another vet.
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    Viking girl: I am so sorry that you amd your husband have to go through that! The waiting is the worst part and it's just like torture, I hate how the dr's say something major MIGHT be wrong but we don't know for sure...they need to have these tests that have instant results! please know that I am sending positive thoughts to you guys!

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    Today Leroy is doing great, no throw up or diarreha. Normal energy level, happy dog all around! Giving him lots of cuddles and kisses over here as well! I am trying to think happy thoughts and all of you guys have been a tremendous help in that it is very much appreciated!

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    Medical science is hard often a rule out of every other diagnosis, especially when dealing with our fur babies that cant talk to explain their symptoms. Labs, especially cancer indicators, are just a tool for diagnosis and rarely the definitive. Lymph nodes get enlarged often from a disease process, even acute ones like colds. Think about how your neck gets sore to touch right under your ears and you can feel a lump before, during or after a cold. those are lymph nodes full of WBC fighting infection, a normal process and signs that your body is acting normally. I am no vet, but I am making a big assumption that Leroy's body works the same as mine. Except I dont feel the urge to pee on trees or furniture, lol. As a nurse, I know sometimes family and patients hear one bad word and that is all they hear out of shock. As a mom, I have done that. But get all the facts, get the second opinion and keep on bringing the information here to process. We have not been exactly in your shoes but we all have a little experience, or worse a lot, somehow. I have not had to deal with a fur kid with cancer but I have taken care of plenty of people. Also remember that doctors often lack bedside manner and dont realize that this is our children or pets.


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    Hi @agingermom! Thanks for replying and I think that you are right! I just think that my vet jumped to the worse conclusion here, and what suprises me is that he owns an English Bulldog himself so I thought he would be more knowledgeable and sympathetic I guess. He did call me the other day, told me he could do an x-ray and
    see if there was anything abnormal or he could do this one very specific and complicated sounding blood test. He said he had no idea how much that blood test costs as he hasn't done one in years! so far Leroy has been acting normal, no more vomiting and a small amount of diarreha (from the change of food I am thinking) and we will def be looking at getting a second opinion if he starts to get sick again, we are just taking it day by day at the moment. it's weird but like how you were talking about lymph nodes being full of WBC to fight infection I would think that my vet would think about something like this first before even mentioning cancer to me and
    freaking me out! Thank you again
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