Friday, December 30, 2011
Belly's belly is busted...
Here's a little back story. In the first part of November, Daddy noticed that I have been vomiting up yellow yucky empty stomach goo. Usually it happens in the afternoon, and I don't really feel any different when it happens. I still eat, poo, play...typical pug stuff. Well, Daddy started keeping track of the vomiting, and it was happening aboot once every ten days or so, almost always in the afternoon. It also happened early in the morning when Emi was here with me, and a few times when I was staying with my Granma.
Also, since I've been a puppy-pug, I sometimes get really loud belly noises from my tummy, usually at night or early morning. They can be so loud that they scare me, and I won't eat! Mommy seems to have figured out that some food before bedtime helps with me loud tummy (doesn't food help everything?).
So, at Daycare a few days ago, in the afternoon, I vomited the yellow goo. I then drank way too much water and also puked that up. My favorite hooman at Daycare got scared and put me in the office and called my Mommy. She called Daddy, and they decided to take me to the pug doctor. The doctor looked me over, put me on the scale (23 pounds?!) and then they poked me and took some blood from me for testing. The doc also said I should take a medicine called Raglan, to help with the vomiting.
The doc called my Mommy with some potential bad-news: the blood tests showed some funny numbers. Oh crap, back to the doc for a special test to test for something called, "Addison's Disease." So, Mommy and Daddy shlepped me back to the doc, where I had to stay for a few hours so they could poke me and prod me with the test. When they picked me up, we went to the doggie park so we could all relax and be puggie. I was a bit depressed, as I always seem to have a sickie. But, my bud Mugsy the Pug was at the park! We did some pug face wrestling and some pug runoffs, which perked me up!
That night, Mommy gave me my first dose of Raglan medicine. It was yucky, and made me want to eat everything! (Daddy edit: the Raglan is used to speed digestion and ease the stomach. It also works on the brain to supress the vomiting signals to the stomach). I was restless and didn't have a good sleep. Mommy went to work, all worried about me eating the wood floors, and drinking a lot of water. I stayed with Daddy, and slept on his lap for the morning.
So, the doc called my Mommy with GREAT news: My blood work was normal, no Addison's Disease! But I still have an overly acidic tummy, so he suggested taking a hooman medicine called Pepcid, but I don't have to take that yucky Raglan pill! Daddy thinks that I sometimes vomit because my stomach becomes upset when it's too empty and the acid irritates and makes me puke.
To celebrate, me and Daddy went to the park, where I met a new puggie puppy named Roxy. She was a 6 month old spastic pug! I was still pretty sleepy, but we did the face smoosh for a while before she had to leave.
Wow, what a crazy last few days! Has anyone dealt with a sour tummy like mine?