1 hour ago
This little one right here with this face😩💙 _
Can I just say THANK YOU to everyone who wrote me kind messages in response to our story last night. 🙏🏻 Here's what happened. Out of nowhere yesterday Odin had zero appetite and kept making this sound that was almost like hiccups - except they were more like dry heaves? - anyway, and after we got home from the park (where he was completely himself drinking lots of water), he stood in the yard and literally seemed like he threw up a lake. Just all the water he had was now coming back up, seeming like buckets full, all at once.
We went inside, he kept wanting to lay down but would jump right back up every time he tried, would move into a different position laying down, and jump back up again. Clearly uncomfortable.
He still wouldn't touch his food. He wouldn't even eat an ice cube, which he loves. Then he was super thirsty and kept getting more water, only to throw it all back up 5 mins later. He did this like 5 times over the next couple hours. Every time he got a small drink I kept thinking, okay it's been long enough, he'll probably keep it down now... Nope.
Now he was becoming even more uncomfortable, standing in weird positions, constantly trying and failing to lay down even though he was obviously super exhausted. He had tried a couple times earlier to poop but nothing ever came out.
So at this point I'm worrying he's got a bowel obstruction or perforation. NOT something to take lightly or try to wait out.
So it's time to go to the emergency 24 hr animal hospital. We get there, he throws up more water even though he hadn't recently drank any. We get imaging done and the DVM doesn't see any sign of obstruction, only moderate - closing in on severe - gastritis and tons, like TONS, of excess gas within his gut. BUT NO PERF, NO OBSTRUCTION 🙏🏻😭 (ie no emergent life threatening surgery). He ended up getting an IV for fluids as he was extremely dehydrated due to the insane amount of water he vomited and clearly failed at replacing each time he tried. He got an intravenous antiemetic (anti nausea/vomiting med), and a H2 blocker to stop all the gastric acid building up. (Continued in comments)