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well on friday Toby was ok but then on Saturday morning he was struggling to do his business. later on that day his back was arched like he was either straining or in pain, so I rang the OOH vet surgery where I am locally and explained what had happened, so we brought him in and they put him straight on a drip with pain medication as he was tender around the abdomen. later on that day vets rang and told me how Toby was that day, which he sounded like he was progressing. then on monday I rang to see how toby was and whether he had kept anything down, they said he had been vomiting and had diahorrea so they were going to review the situation again and then get back intouch with the university as they still dont know what was wrong with him. in the evening we took him home and made sure he was as comfortable as possible. then around 8-9 o'clock he started to push out just purely blood so this got us ringing the OOH vets again and ask what we should do, they just replied with just keep him warm and make sure he drinks until your morning appointment in the university with the specialist. then this morning started to vomit up blood while on our way to the university so we had to explain there what had been going on, he reckoned that Toby could have Chronic Pancreatitis or another form of GI disease. just been worried all day, they are going to keep a close eye on him tonight and let us know what is happening tomorrow. they said either they will perform an endoscopy or a laproscopy. with the end bill in £1,000-£2,000 anyone else think differently? or the other option they discussed was Euthanasia
 

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If it was me and i had a dog with lymphoma, Addison's, and maybe Pancreatitis if it is affecting his quality of life i would PTS.
 

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If it was me and i had a dog with lymphoma, Addison's, and maybe Pancreatitis if it is affecting his quality of life i would PTS.
I have to also agree with CaliDog, please do what's best for Toby and don't worry about the money side of things as he is insured isn't he ? You always seem to bring up money, try not to think of that just consider what's best for poor little Toby x
 

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hi thank you for all the lovely replies

does it sound like Parvo in a dog that is 5 years old? he is vaccinated but I think he could of picked something up from the park

waiting for another phone call this evening will update everyone on what the situation is at the moment
 

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Did you ever get the results from all those tests he apparently had? Does he have Addisons?
Didn't someone say he's got cancer?
Last I heard he had lymphoma and Addisons had been ruled out. But this pooing blood has been going on for months. What do your parents have to say about it, Anya? After all, they must be the ones paying the bills or the insurance.

You can't expect to cope with a dog this sick by yourself.
 

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he had the test ages ago for addisons (ACTH) but it came back negative, they also tested for pancreatitis that also came back negative and Toby was still showing signs of being unwell. went for our first visit to liverpool veterinary hospital for him to be reviewed and they were going to trial him with some Hypoallergenic food from either Royal Canin or Purina which they were going to send a letter to our normal vet, but there seemed to be a communication melt down of when he was supposed to start. He seemed fine from last month up until saturday and in a click of a finger he just seemed to go down hill.

the symptoms he was showing on saturday morning were

-Arched back
-straining to do his business both pee and poop
- Vomiting up just white Foam (initialy) until from when our normal vet sent him home for him to go straight to the university the next day. this is when he was showing the signs of pooping blood and vomiting blood
-very lethargic
-not wanting to eat
- not drinking

after all of this, it resulted in our normal vet wanting him being referred again but as an emergency. from here we are still waiting for a PROPER diagnosis, but a friend of ours seemed to be very concerned that each vets are giving us a different diagnosis each time he is ill. Insurance has ran out, we were with Tesco on 12 month plan which was up to £2,000, and from last time being ill he used it up on mainly his exploratory surgery and x-rays and endoscopy and ultrasound, just thinking back we should have maybe gone for Petplan as they seemed much better on the covered for life when we had Coco.

sorry to bore all with my story but don't know what else to do other than wait to see what the specialist has to say
 

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didnt hear anything from the vet last night. they always ring every night to update us on Toby. all I know so far is he has perked up a little tiny bit but still has Diahorrea with passing blood. when googled its coming up with Intestinal cancer and all sorts.

Hope I hear something from them this Morning
 

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There is no actual definitive test for pancreatitis, the test gives them an indicator as to whether the dog is pancreatic or not but it is not conclusive.

Is Toby on steroids? They increase the risk of pancreatitis significantly, though I don't know how much it sounds like pancreatitis
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Hope he improves soon.
 

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update 2: just rung to see how toby is, he is brighter in himself, no vomiting:thumbsup: no diahorrea:thumbsup: and no passing blood:thumbsup:

he has had scan but they still want to keep him in over the weekend. they will ring us tonight and discuss what they are going to do with him saturday and sunday so hopefully if all goes well he will probably go home sometime next week.

more updates to come

hopefully this will be the proper diagnosis and not the answer 'we still dont know'
 

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:eek::eek:

then around 8-9 o'clock he started to push out just purely blood so this got us ringing the OOH vets again and ask what we should do, they just replied with just keep him warm and make sure he drinks until your morning appointment in the university with the specialist
Eeek, your vets said just keep him warm until morning whe he was passing pure blood :eek::scared:

I hope Toby is in safe hands.
 

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hi thank you for all the lovely replies

does it sound like Parvo in a dog that is 5 years old? he is vaccinated but I think he could of picked something up from the park

waiting for another phone call this evening will update everyone on what the situation is at the moment
Haven't finished reading yet but the test for parvo is simply and they would have done it if it was suspected. You also will never forget the smell of Parvo once you have smelled it....
 

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yes he had started to vomit again so they have had to put him back onto his drip-poor boy xx he seems alright one minute and then goes down hill the next. they are going to keep an eye on him as they know he can go down hill very quickly so have moved him into the ICU. just when I thought he was progressing well enough to be able to come home he seems to go back

Canukjill- he did have a very bad smell when he was passing blood from his bottom almost like the smell of Liver -if Im been too gross.
 

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hope they figure it out for him. With Parvo its mainly supportive IV fluids but they would know by know it takes only 20 minutes to get the results for it here...
 
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