Okay, here’s the story:
Thursday morning I’m leaving for work, and my little Alfred (3.5 year old miniature schnoodle) is doing a little coughing/choking/gagging like he’s trying to bring something up. He doesn’t do it again so I head to work.
Thursday night I get home and he’s doing again, but be’s bringing up streams of phlegm, most of which he just yo-yos up back into his mouth.
Friday around 3am he’s started doing it constantly, and now he’s decorating my carpet. By the end of the night I’ve got about 50 spots that need cleaning.
Friday at 7:30am I’m at the vet delivering him to get him checked out.
Friday at 5:30pm I pick him up. They’ve given him something to settle his stomach, fluids, etc. He seems fine. They also give me some metoclopramide(try to read from the label here) with directions to give it to him if he starts vomiting again.
Friday about 7:00pm he starts up again, so I give him his heart worm chewable with one of the m-pills inside.
Up until this point, since I’d goten him back, he’d acted pretty normally. He’s a very happy, loving, mobile dog.
About 9:30pm we go for a fairly long walk. He is moving very, very slowly and doing a bit of weaving. He’s usually the one tugging me full speed as hard as he can, but now he’s barely keeping up.
Friday before bed I’m giving him a thorough petting since he seems to be so sick or down or something. While rubbing, I hit a point on his stomach just to the left side of his penis that makes him screech one of the most pathetic noises I’ve ever heard.
Saturday morning I’m taking him for a walk and he can’t keep up. Sitting around the house he’ll be in a spot, I’ll come back a few minutes later, and he’ll still be sitting in that exact spot. I don’t mean laying, I mean sitting. Like he’s having trouble moving.
During our walk I notice that he seems to be having some major problems lifting his leg. He used to do the full 120 degree thing, and now he’s doing it just enough to get a little elevation on his whizzes.
Now, I had a virus around the beginning of the year that had a similar effect. I even had to go to the hospital, get IV fluids, and the like. I was sore as hell for days from a good twelve hours of vomiting. I wasn’t moving so well for a while, either.
However, the spot on his stomach has me worried. Is there an organ right in that spot that could be super-sensitive right now that I’m touching when I pet him? Is it an appendix about to burst or somethig?
If it is, keep in mind that when I’m checking now, I’m not even pressing on it. So if it is somehting like that, it is unbelievably sensitive. I’m barely touching the skin, not pressing on something under it.
Any brilliant ideas would be appreciated.