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our 4th of July

I wanted to post yesterday but I was just too upset/tired.

On Wednesday, Bear vomited a few times during the day. No food, but bile. I didn't think too much of it because he will do this once in a while. Wednesday evening he needed a butt bath badly because he had diarrhea when he poo'd. So we do that....

We go to bed and he was very restless. On the bed, off the bed, in his crate, under the bed, on the bed....you get the point. Then I finally hear him throwing up again. So I sit up and turn on my light and I see 4 spots where he had thrown up and one spot by my door where he poo'd. POOR BOY! So I get up and he climbs up on my bed and starts throwing up again. So I strip my bed sheets (this is 1am now) and throw them in the washer/dryer. And just sit and watch him. He seemed ok for a while...but then started throwing up again. By 3am he had thrown up a few more times and I was A MESS. So I called an emergency vet hospital that is recommended by Bear's vet and at 3:30am, we were on our way up.
They did blood work (after he threw up there too) and everything seemed good except that he was dehydrating (which is why I decided to take him overnight...that was my fear). So they told me that they were going to admit him and I lost it but I knew that it was best for him. I cried the whole way home though.....

The good news is that he came home just a little while ago. He was a great patient for them and his electrolyte levels are where they need to be. He hasn't thrown up since the last time when they admitted him or had any other belly trouble. He was diagnosed w/ gastroenteritis and is on a bland/special diet for a while. With stomach meds and a low dose of pepcid.

So between the broken toe nail the other week and now a shaved left leg (for his IV), his front legs look a wreck, but he is healthy and that's all I care about. I wouldn't choose to re-live this 4th of July though!!
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Oh no! Poor Bear and poor you. I'm sure you were in a panic.

I'm glad he's feeling better today

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Oh that sounds awful. I don't know what gastroenteritis is I'll have to look it up. It doesn't sound like something that makes a pups throw up? We took maddie to an emergency vet last summer. I got home from work and she wouldn't walk. They said she was dehydrated and recovered really fast. It is a scary thing.I'm sorry little Bear got sick and sounds like a bunch of clean up for you and NO

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oh what a nightmare! I feel so bad for both of you. I'm glad Bear is doing better and hope the two of you will get a good night's sleep tonight!

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Glad everything turned out okay. That must have been a very scary time for you. Hope he's back to his old self again real soon.

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Hope Bear continues in his strong recovery. I am so sorry to hear.
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Poor Bear and poor you! What a night! Glad Bear is back home and hope he is feeling better soon.

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Awww, you poor thing and Bear too. So glad he's better
He probably just ate something that caused the problem. Tough part is we, lot's of times, don't ever know what it was. Did you give him a different kind of treat or food, or did he have any shots lately?

I'm sorry your 4th was no fun

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hope he's on the mend.

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