I am sorry to hear this. I lost one to mega e in August.
Mega e is able to be dealt with. It does take a schedule, alot of care, and a strict regimen.
Did the vet say how severe it was? Is it secondary to PRAA or is it congenital? Can your pup hold down any water? The Mega E Yahoo support gorup is fantastic and they helped me every step of the way.
There are different severities of mega e. The most important thing is learning how to deal with it. One of the best ways I found to feed mine was I blended his dry dog foor with equal parts of water plus an extra 1/2 cup of water. He was fed 4 times a day. It is usually best to build a baily chair for feeding. Until then, you can feed the pup on your lap completely upright (think begging position with dog sitting on bottom, paws in the air). Keep the pup upright like that for a minimum of 20 minutes to help the food move to the stomach. The gravity helps to push it down.
Talk to your vet and get a prescription for carafate. It helps to coat the esophagus and lessens the chance of esophagitis. Food can be given 1 hour after or 2 hours before. You also want to get the pup on Zantac or Prilosec. This will help lessen the amount of stomach acid. Also, talk with the vet to see if you can get a script of cerenia and learn how to do the injections at home. If the pup has a bad day this helps with vomiting.
Most recommend a procollor. It is a really big, fluffy pillow that goes completely around the neck. It keeps the pups airway raised and lessens the risk of inhalation pneumonia.
It is extremely overwhelming at first but there are plenty that have gone through it and can help you. Talk to your breeder and take it one day at a time.
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