Join Date: May 2014
Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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Hershey Very Sick
Well it has been a very stressful couple of days here and we are no further ahead. Monday Hershey threw up his breakfast soon after he ate it, but the rest of the day and the next day acted like his old self so I didn't think to much about it. He is a gobbler when it comes to eating, so I thought he just ate to fast that day and that was that. So when he was fine Tuesday I never thought any more of it. Wednesday morning I went to get them out of their crates for breakfast and Hershey was covered in vomit. His face, chest, feet and all his bed. It was clear liquid. I immediately took him to the vet who then gave him anit nausea meds, a pepsid type med and ran some tests. At this point his poop and pee had been normal including that morning. He wouldn't eat and he was very lethargic. Very abnormal for him. So we came home hoping the meds and the bland diet she sent us home with would do the trick. Later that evening he was still lethargic and not eating. My husband and I went out to the garage at about 10 p.m. and when I came back in the utility room there was a huge blood pool about a foot in diameter. I yelled for Matt I could not believe my eyes. We were both horrified. It had come from his rectum. So scary. Not a single vet in our town offers 24 hr emerg, so we drove to Calgary to the nearest emerg and got him in. They ran a bunch of blood work and did xrays and nothing is showing up. He had no fecal matter in him to run a fecal test and that is a problem. They still have him at the clinic and he still won't eat, still lethargic had another bloody discharge episode at noon with no fecal in it so we are no further ahead. We are so worried, this came on him so fast and they are calling it Hemorrhagic Gastritis, which is a catch all phrase when they cannot pinpoint anything else. He will be there overnight again tonight and they are going to give him an appetite stimulant in hopes of getting fecal matter to test for parasites. Has anyone else here had anything like this. It is so frustrating not being able to pinpoint anything and this little guy is so sick.