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Old 01-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Sorry guys for the late update but I work nights and slept most of the day after I took him to the vet.

Well they told about the only thing let that they can do is surgery and/or an endoscope. He is doing about the same. Not worse and definitely not better. He still is lethargic and is drooling and retching. I'm still at a loss and don't know which route to go. He is holding down his food and still has an appetite. The vet says he's for sure not dehydrated and to keep giving him water as I have been doing.

I don't know if this just needs to run its course or not. I just feel so terrible for him.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This may be silly but did they check if anything was stuck in his throat or teeth?
Are they hoping to see the cause of the retching with an endoscopy? That may well be worthwhile, and not as invasive as doing surgery!

Poor Samson, I hope he will feel better soon!
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Any chance he got into pillow or toy stuffing? That won't show up on an xray.

Really sorry you are going through this. Hope he feels better soon.
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This may be silly but did they check if anything was stuck in his throat or teeth?
Are they hoping to see the cause of the retching with an endoscopy? That may well be worthwhile, and not as invasive as doing surgery!

Poor Samson, I hope he will feel better soon!
You know, I was thinking about it this morning watching him. He'll usually lick his lips, then gag or retch followed by a hard swallow. I felt on his throat and it doesn't seem to bother him when I do. They did open his mouth to look but I'm sure its further in his throat if anything is there at all. At this point, I may set up an appointment to get him scoped.
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Any chance he got into pillow or toy stuffing? That won't show up on an xray.

Really sorry you are going through this. Hope he feels better soon.
Thank you very much. Samson gets into everything. I try to supervise him the best I can but he'll always find something no matter what.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #26 (permalink)
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i would have thought he would already have been scoped.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yeah do the scope. Something is stuck or he has tonsillitis.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Are you any where near a vet teaching hospital? I might do the scope there unless you are really confident that your vet is invested in this.

There is also a Barium x-ray right? Could this be a time for that - and sometimes the barium pushes whatever through...I don't know if this is one of those times for it, I just remember a long time ago, BarbE's Dante had a clump of hair in his gut that came out with the Barium.

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depending on size or material, any obstruction could be removed during a scope. don't kno where op is, any chance your pup ate a toad ? would explain a few of the symptoms.
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If I were you, and I had complete confidence in my vet, I would have the scope done. If I had any doubts, I would immediately get a second opinion. I wouldn't wait. I would call tomorrow morning (Monday).
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