Anyone else have experience with this?

My dog Boomer was diagnosed on Sunday with pancreatitis after some truly epic vomiting. He's been back and forth from the vet for the last 5 days, on an IV drip for fluids, and he seems to be improving, it's just that being a first-time dog owner, I don't know what to expect in terms of recovery. Every time I think he's surely on the road to recovery, he'll throw up again or some other step back. Boomer's about 2.5 years old and has been healthy as an ox up to this point, so to have an extended illness like this is crazy frustrating as there isn't a whole lot you can do on your own to turn it around (give him meds, give sips of water, but food won't stay down). I'm not worried about him starving. He could stand to lose a few pounds. Dehydration isn't looming as he's been receiving subcutaneous and IV fluids this week.

Just needed to sound off, see if anyone else out there has experienced what I'm going through. It's been a helluva week.

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queenie just got admitted a couple of night ago for the same thing. i have never had a dog that got pancreatitis. they have her on iv fluids as well. she had a temperature of 105 which the norm for a dog is 101-102. i hope boomer is doing better. we are patiently waiting for her to be released and come home. do you know how boomer acquired his pancreatitis? they told us it was the tiny piece of ham steak i gave her. very hard to believe, but i guess it was the cause. do you feed boomer people food? if so i would stop immediately. good luck!
Boomer is a lot better. It ended up not being pancreatitis, but rather a blocked intestine that required surgery to remove a foreign object.


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