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Please help :(
Hi everyone. I just need advice/positive thoughts/to be calmed down. We took our 5 month old Hav, Rocco, to the ER on Thursday night with vomiting and diarrhea. He had blood in his stool and seemed unable to keep even water down. At the hospital they determined he was mildly dehydrated but energetic and alert so they weren't terribly concerned. They gave him an anti-nausea shot, some IV fluids, and Flagyl (5 days) for his diarrhea. He vomited once overnight and the rest of the long weekend he was fine. He was eating boiled chicken and plain patsta (substitute for rice which he hates) until yesterday when I gave him some boiled beef to mix it up a bit. His poops were getting better but then last night very runny again (blood totally gone though). I'm afraid the runny poo might have been from the beef, I won't give him that again. I thought he was on the mend and then this afternoon I came back on my lunch hour to walk him and I found two vomit spots in the kitchen. Appeared to be solely bile, yellow in color, smelled like bile. I called the ER and his regular vet. ER suggested maybe he needs x-rays. His normal vet said the vomiting doesn't seem persistent enough to have to worry about an obstruction. His normal vet thought that him getting a little better and then sick again was more consistent with a bug not out of his system yet. Both places agreed he needed to be seen again. I brought him into the vet this evening. She checked him over, vitals were fine, no signs of pain in abdomen. They gave him more fluids, another anti-nausea shot, and sent him home with some special canned food.
In terms of his behavior he seems relatively normal. I have only had him for two months so I'm still getting to know his habits but he's a very, very calm puppy. He's no different now. He's alert, walking around. He's a little less playful but I wouldn't describe him as terribly lethargic. He's eating and drinking fairly normally (never been a big eater). He hasn't pooped today which isn't normal but he just ate for the first time today a few minutes ago beause I was told to hold off on food after he vomited earlier.
I'm told to give him another day or two. If he doesn't improve they will x-ray and test for parvo even though he's vaccinated (?!), give blood work up etc. He just doesn't seem that sick to me but clealy something is up. It's very stressful, upsetting and expensive to keep worrying and taking him to the vet. Does anyone have any thoughts on what this could be? Or even just reassuring words? I'm a first time puppy owner and I'm having a hard time with this.