December 10th, 2005, 07:57 PM
This past Saturday we were lucky to welcome Yeager to our family. He is a 9 month old Black Lab. HE was full of life and ate really good Saturday and Monday.WE discovered Monday that he had chewed up a toy out in our back yard but he wasn't having any problems. Monday evening I took him for a walk and he did wonderful. He came in a drank water and then just layed down. As the night progressed he just layed there and would not get up and would not eat or drink. Tuesday the a.m. he just did the same. When we came home and found that he had not ate or drank and started to drool heavly and throw up we called the vet. He went to the vet Wednesday, we told him about the chewed up toy and the doc checked him out and said he couldn't see any indication of a toy, so he and gave him antibiotics and dewormer and said he should be fine after a couple of days, he gave us a special diet to keep him until he improved. After staying up with him Wednesday night watching him spit up all night, we took him back to vet Thrusday. The vet said he did the test with barium and couldn't not get all the way down to do the rest. SO he said he wanted to do surgery to see if he could find anything. After surgery he called and said he didin't find any toys, but his gallbladder was enlarged and he had alot of gas, ( he said he had never seen anything like it before) He massaged his stomach to release gas and diareaha and closed him up. He is still at the vet hooked up to I.V. and receiving anibiotics. He has drank a little today and ate just a bite. The doc is still seeing a little vomiting and with grass, (he hasn;t been out since last Monday) so somehting was clogging him up. Can anyone give us a clue what to ask the vet to look for or what can be done to help our new member to our family.