I need encouragement. Our 12-yr dog got teeth cleaned a month ago, on antibiotics, she slowed eating Iams dry, then wasn't eating at all, retching, "out of it." Wouldn't even drink milk, her favorite. Last Tuesday vet said she has pancreatitis from her bloodwork, took her off Prednisone for allergies (he said was one of causes), put her on Hill's I.D. diet, no human snacks, gave her shot of nausea medicine. Right away she ate her dinner, and continued to eat better and better, got well and stayed that way several days.
We got both canned and dry food, fed her just canned for a couple days, and then started adding the dry, then her eating slowed again, she threw up a huge bunch of grass yesterday morning, and last night and this morning she refused to eat. She keeps wanting to go out and eat more grass, which is how she was before all this. I'm afraid she's returning to the bad state she was in again.
I'm just feeling so sorry for our girl, and I'm afraid she may be too far gone. Or perhaps this is just a bump in her road to recovery. I don't know, maybe someone else here does. I dread calling the vet, fearful of what he might say, but I will call this afternoon. Vet DID say sometimes it takes a little while for pancreatitis to straighten out, but since we stopped the Prednisome a week ago, she should clinically also get better. He is a wonderful vet, I have no doubt in what he's telling us, particularly with bloodwork to back it up. But I don't get how come she got better and we enjoyed major relief, and now we're facing the same sad emotion all over, and don't want our dog to have to endure going downhill again. Sigh.
Anybody else got any words of encouragement? I know, the vet will know what to do. I just came here looking for support while this goes on again this coming week. We've had dogs pass away over the years, and this is looking so similar. So far, she hasn't gone back to "out of it" yet, really hard to watch. I'd like any replies for me, reassurance, or whatever. Thanks a lot.