- Nov 16, 2012
- Bulldog(s) Names
- Jackson, Bogey (granddog) Ruger (granddog)
Hi all! I have popped in once in awhile, but just can't find the time to spend what I would like here! Jackson is now almost 11 months old, and is just a love!! He has been very healthy and happy- until the past several days. He started 4 days ago with one episode of vomiting during the night. He seemed fine in the morning, so I fed him, no problems, stools normal all day. Ate dinner, no problem. 2 days later he started with soft stools, no vomiting. Still eating. Then out of the blue he started with EXPLOSIVE diarrhea. I mean, explosive, yellow watery. Several times. I took him to vet yesterday- she kept him all day- gave him IV's, did xrays to r/o obstruction ( he IS a goat and eats EVERYTHING, so I was fearful of that), did lots of bloodwork. Everything was ok. No Pancreatitis. Phos was high, she felt the dehydration was the cause. The xray showed LOTS of gas, no obstruction. He was found to have a hiatal hernia of undetermined size. After hydrating him all day, giving him meds for the diarrhea, I took him home on Carafate ( to coat the esophagus and stomach) and flagyl ( to control diarrhea). I started him on boiled chicken and rice in very small amounts. He scoffed it down and seemed fine. I gave him the dose of carafate before he went to bed-he slept all night. This morning he woke and he was HIVES from head to toe. HIs eyes were almost shut- huge hives ALL OVER. I gave him chicken and rice- he loved it. NO vomiting or diarrhea. Took him back to the vet, she gave him IV cortisone and benadryl, and a shot of pepcid. WE think he MIGHT have had a reaction to the carafate. I have him on benadryl oral and flagyl oral and pepcid oral. My questions: Any one dealing with a hiatal hernia in their bully? Vet seems to be blaming that on his vomiting, but does not explain the diarrhea. He has not ever thrown up after eating and playing before. How long would you give the boiled chicken and rice- and what amounts? I am giving about 1/2 cup 4 times a day. He looks hungry. He licks the darn bowl dry! No more vomiting and he has not had a BM since his last bout of diarrhea yesterday. Suggetions?????