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Casie woke us up this AM by throwing up at the head of our bed...he threw up most of the AM....I didn't give him food, just sips of water...and he hasn't lost his cookies since about 1:00pm - and it's about 8:00 pm now. But he is so lethargic and hiding in corners. He shivers, but it is very cold,and he has no fat on him whatsoever. The vet tells me at 23.4 lbs he's just right for a 15 month old beagle. BUT -----

Psycho mother, here can only remember the skinny dog, Chipper, became when he was sick and before we put him down. I don't think Casie has enough fat on him to keep him warm or fend off any illness he might have. I want to put about 2 - 4 lbs. on him...and hope that doesn't lead to more. He's an active little hound, so I don't think there will be a problem getting it off if we have to. I am worried, I am scared and I don't know what to do for him. The vet that is on call this weekend told me to give him 5mg of Pepcid to calm his stomach down, but that he spit up right away, so I tried the pepto and that worked pretty well, at least he kept it down.

My god, I don't want to lose this puppy. I would just die myself. Yes I know I am being dramatic, but I don't think anyone who knows me knows what kind of a trauma it was for me to give up Chip. So my friend, please, calm me down, tell me to relax, give me some ideas and walk me through this.

Is he too thin? What do I do for his stomach and lethargy?
Is he hiding because he's sick or because he's looking for a quiet place to die? (don't say it)

Thanks for the slap up the side of the head, I hope.

Cathy J
Casie's neurotic mother.
 

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Daisy was sick like that a few weeks back. Most likely he is hiding because he doesn't feel well and that's his way of trying to feel better. I know when I don't feel well, I just want to be left alone. If he's keeping water down that is good. I would give him a tiny bit of plain white rice and boiled chicken. I started Daisy out with 1tsp and waited 30 to 45 minutes and gave a little more if she kept that down. Try not to worry, I'm sure Casie will be fine.
 

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Izzy (our non-beagle) was similarly sick this past spring. It lasted 4-5 days before she got over it. We couldn't find anything definitively wrong, but she did indeed get over it. The vet gave us a week's worth of Reglan for her nausea. It was only about $10 and it worked very well. I've taken it myself, in the past.
 

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I got him into the ER vet this AM....nothing much had changed since my first post, except that he didn't keep anything down.
The vet did an xray and found a small round thing in his stomach and a staple. GREAT! Been this route before with Cobi.
So after rehydrating him --- you know the IV that makes them look like they have football shoulders --- and some petroleum jelly like stuff that smells and tastes like rib eye steak, he sent us home with an anti nausea med..not sure of the name this second...and told us to watch for diahreah (SP) or more vomiting.
IF he does either of those -- we have to do surgery before what ever the round thing is goes into his intentinal tract. If he doesn't pass it one way or the other --- we'll just keep a watch out for it. This was not our regular vet, but he was very kind, very nice to us and wouldn't hesitate to do the surgery tomorrow if need be. The only problem --- of course --- Casie has to spend the night --- when no one is there...what's that all about? I've never been able to understand that part.

So for now, it's wait and see and hope. He's laying under the computer table, shivering and soon we'll move to the couch...I'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
Cathy j
 

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Awww, poor Casie (and poor you). At least now you know what it is... hope he passes it without having to have surgery. Please keep us updated.
 

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Oooohhh, poor Casie. Silly Beagles eating things they shouldn't. I hope that everything passes through without the need for surgery. Give him some extra loving from me and Jersey...and some long distance hugs for you.

Oh, and I'm with you on the whole leaving them at the vets overnight without anyone there. Makes no sense to me. At least we could do something if any complications were to arise.
 

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I'm so sorry you and Casie are going through this. My heart and thoughts are with you both for a positive outcome.

 

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Well, he slept well through the night, so did I. He wouldn't get out of bed this AM; until I picked him up and put him on the floor. Then he scooted downstairs with Cobi and almost made it to the back door ( my poor kitchen carpet --- another bad long story) but did make it outside to pee some more. No big job yet, so we still don't know how things are going inside. He had some breakfast and water, and is now sleeping on the couch...but no more shivers or whimpering. So I think things are good. I am going to call our regular vet in the AM and see if he can look at him or what he thinks. I am still a bit worried; can't help but to think that I am a terrible mother but after two no mishap beagles, I really do know that these things happen. Thanks for the prayers, keep them coming....

Cathy J
Casie and Cobi's mother.
 
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