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I noticed one of the two dogs, Elvis or Harvey was vomiting a bit over the weekend (last weekend)... but having just changed their diet I wasnt too concerned.. Tuesday I spent the day at home with Harvey... and his breakfast ended up on the floor within seconds of eating it ... as did the water he drank. off we toodled to the vet. Harvey has to stay in for X-Rays (vet very concerned bout the instantaneous vomiting)... nothing showing on X-Ray...

Wednesday morning he still not well.. another X-Ray.. and they decided to operate to see what was going on... low and behold they find Lymph Nodes, which are normally pea sized, the size of tennis balls in his stomach, undigested food (12 hours after he'd eaten - so undigested the vet could actually tell what brand food he'd eaten!!) a very enlarged pancreas and swollen intestines...

Biopsy results should've been available today (Friday) but lab very busy so still not in, he has not eaten since Tuesday eve, on a drip and pain killers... and today his blood count (white and red) were both very low...

I feel the vet aint telling me the whole truth... i cant find much under symptoms he has on google... but what i have found it doesnt sound good!!! Considering he is only 12 months old... i just find it so hard to believe that overnight he has gone from a healthy happy boy to within a shadow of himself. She mentioned it could be viral infection - there aint nothing wrong with my other hound dog...

Has anybody experienced any of the above symptoms in their dogs - whats was the outcome? was it cancer? (the vet not sure if his pancreas attacked his stomach or vice versa)

I can only hope and that the vets seemingly apathetic attitude is justified...

He has been on a drip since Tuesday last, and was off the drip this morning when I visited, he looked quite bright and happy but drank water and again vomited it straight up again... still no biopsy results

(i do know that when i get handed the vet bill i will end up in hospital with heart failure but thats really no worries just as Harvey comes out of this fine and dandy!!!)

any ideas as too what i am in for?
 

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Vets won't tell you unless they have a pretty good idea what something is, and they shouldn't. Many diseases have very similar symptoms, but their treatment will be very different.

Let us know how Harvey is!
 

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Vets won't tell you unless they have a pretty good idea what something is, and they shouldn't. Many diseases have very similar symptoms, but their treatment will be very different.

Let us know how Harvey is![/b]

^^^This ^^^^

It would be irresponsible of the vet to give you theories before a positive diagnosis is made.
 

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idol speculation but one possiblity is Pancreatitis (Inflammation) in Dogs [/b]

Thanks, i have looked at that and also wondered if it could be pancreatitis... but there seems to be more too it than pancreatitis.... the enlarged (tennis ball sized) lymph nodes... the low blood count in both white and red cells (pancreatitis apparently causes an increase in white cells) pancreatitis normally appears in older, over weight dogs...

The lab is not playing ball at all either... they've had the samples for testing since Wednesday, marked URGENT .... hohum hohum :huh:


this waiting to hear is driving me dilly :angry:
 

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I have a friend who had a dog with pancreatitis. She was neither old nor overweight when she got it, and she hadn't gotten into anything that would normally cause an acute attack. The immediate regurgitation would have me worried. Either his esophagus is so raw that anything he swallows causes immediate vomiting, or something (perhaps one of the lymph nodes) is blocking his esophagus. Did they look at the esophagus itself, or just the stomach? A tumor won't show up on an x-ray. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Harvey's system has just gone temporarily haywire...
 

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Any updates? I haven't a clue what could be wrong - but anxious to find out.

Slinging lots of drool hoping you have answers by now.
 
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