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update on Django
Well, we had 7 days of no episodes. Slept thru the night like a baby. Took him yesterday for an ultrasound and our monthly visit and everything looked great. Found out he has acid-reflux. Took a video of him with my phone the day before of this weird gagging he does, showed it to the vet and that's what he's got.
Well, Django got up this morning at 12:56 a.m. and we haven't slept since. What i noticed this time that i had not the other nights was that his shaking starts from the moment he wakes up. I leaned over to pet him and he was trembling. We went out, he peed came in and hasn't stopped shaking.
I also gave him half the dose of the pain med. that was recommended by the vet. Oh boy, what a mistake, thank god i gave him only 1/2 the dose. About 2 hours into it, he was spacey, still shaking and drooling like I've never seen a dog drool before. He was so sedated he couldn't even walk, he was doing more of a crawl vs. a walk to try to stretch. Needless to say i called the ER vet and unfortunately what Django was experiencing with this pain med was typical. She gave me a few suggestions which i did and that seemed to help. That's when he settled in for a bit. I couldn't tell if the rest of the nights episode was from what was going on in his belly or the pain meds, it really did a number on him. Needless to say, that's the first and last time we are using those. He finally settled in around 3:45 and slept till 5:00
Not sure where to go from here. The vet has literally checked every nook and cranny on my dog. I thought maybe it could be gastritis? Going to keep an eye on him, take notes on what we do today. I think i forgot to give him a little treat before bedtime last night but I can't believe that would have triggered this. Anyways, still searching the internet for clues. He's so out of it this morning he won't even take his turkey with his daily meds. Will have to try giving them a big later this morning. I think we are both going to need a nap today.