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three days in the hospital...and counting - HELP!

emma's mom
November 24th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Hello all,
I am writing to see if anyone can offer any information that might help my dog (and our family). Our 5 year old English Bull Dog has been in the hospital since Monday - making minimal progress.
Here is the deal so far:
- constipated
- low protein levels
- normal x-ray results
- normal ultrasound results (except for a "thickening of bowel tissue")
- unable to tollerate/hold down any food
- keeping hydrated through IV liquids
- constant panting / difficulty breathing
- weight gain (10 lbs over the past 3 months)

The vets think that it might be either Addison's disease or Cushing's disease, but after doing some research I am not so sure. Based on her history, I am thinking it may be a bowel obstruction. Has anyone seen anything like this - or can you offer any recommendations/thoughts? It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Emma's mom

November 24th, 2004, 05:04 PM
Have you contacted the breeder they might know if it is something that bullies are predisposed too, it might help to rule things out as well I am thinking second opinion from another vet might also be another way to go. They should have some kind of answers or a clue by now. I hope your baby comes out of this fine

November 24th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Emma's mom

I feel for you. This must be so hard. To not only have her in the hospital but
to not know why... would drive me buggy.

My prayers are with you & a ((hug)) for your sweetie.