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VOMITING, NOT EATING, DEHYDRATED, LETHARGIC......HELP!

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Hercules

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Barked: Mon Feb 20, '12 4:57am PST 
Wed, 6 days ago, I came home from work to vomit all over the three rooms that Hercules has access to while I'm out of the house. That night Hercules wouldn't eat any food which is so out of character for him. All he wanted to do was drink water but after he drank water he would throw it up. The vomit was mainly clear (except for the two vomit spots that had food chunks in it from breakfast). Thursday, same; Friday morning the same so I took him to the vet. They took blood tests that ruled out Pancreatitis and kept him for the day giving him fluids via IVs. Sat, no change so I took him back to the vet and they put him on IVs all day, Sunday was the same routine. All this timehe has not eaten anything. Today, Monday, I took him back to the vet, they tested his blood again and according to his blood work he's doing better but he's really not. The vet did an endoscopy which showed no blockage but his stomach lining is black which according to the vet is not the color that it should be. They are keeping him overnight and giving him IVs. The vet seems to be at a loss. I'm in Korea and while the vet speaks pretty good English, I'm having a hard time getting a straight answer as to what is exactly wrong with him and if he'll get better. the answer that I get is that he has a very bad gastric problem and that he hopes that Hercules will wake up better.

Hercules has had no diareah, his vomit started out clear, then two days later turned to dark green and now is coffee color. I have googled dog gastric problems but am coming up empty. Any insight or direction would be great!
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Fritz

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Barked: Mon Feb 20, '12 5:19am PST 
Would it be possible to get a second opinion? Do they have vet specialists in Korea? In the US I would say get him to a specialist or university. I'm sorry, I can't help more but thinking of you and sending hug wishes
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Honey

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Barked: Mon Feb 20, '12 7:32pm PST 
I have no clue a to what the problem is, have never run into it myself. But I did want to wish you and most cute little guy the best of luck on getting on the road to recovery very soon.
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Zack

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Barked: Tue Feb 21, '12 12:08am PST 
I don't know what color things are in the end...but your dogs has symtoms of Parvo. They start out a normal day. Then next day vomit and drinking more than normal amounts of water as they can't get enough since they don't keep it down. Drink then vomit, then drink then vomit. This is what will kill them with Parvo. Their instestions start to desolve. It was 13 years ago my female got this from only 3 days in the dog pound. I addopted her healthy, but not the next day. I don't know what the vet gave her, but there is a test for it, and antibiotics MUST be given, lots, and lots of Gatoraid every 30 minutes from finish, and anti-vomiting pills. If you don't keep electrolites down him, he will die. Get Parvo test!!! Force down antibiotics, contact a U.S. vet, and get pills to keep him from vomiting!!!
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Hercules

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Barked: Sat Feb 25, '12 4:51am PST 
Thanks for your comments and support. The dr decided to cut him open to see if there was something there that the xray wasnt detecting.....sure enough he swallowed a corn cob and it was stuck in his intestine. He just came home tonight and his personality is in full effect.
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Sabi

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Barked: Sat Feb 25, '12 5:36am PST 
Glad your baby is ok.
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Nakita Mae- Angel Girl

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Barked: Sat Feb 25, '12 8:27pm PST 
I was just going to suggest an obstruction when you mentioned all his symptoms. A bit surprised that your vet did not get an xray right off the bat. The black color of the stomach lining is the stomach lining dying off due to not being able to work correctly because of the obstruction. A blood test is not necessary going to tell if there is an obstruction. Good thing he did an exploratory surgery but wow! took a long time to get to that point.
I am so happy your pup will be ok.
It is amazing what a dog will eat isn't it.
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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 5:47am PST 
my dog is doing the same thing. every time she moves she throws up. i had to the vet a few times. they have been doing nothing for her really. they drew blood yesterday but nothing else. she wont eat wont drink and i have been syringe feeding her water but had to stop because all she does is throw it all up.
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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 3:01pm PST 
Glad he's doing better. hughug
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Kali earned- her wings- 10/21/14

She's game for- anything that's- fun.
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 3:03pm PST 
To "Member since 2/27/13", I would take your dog to another vet. Not all vets are created equal. God Luck!
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