I'm a nervous wreck. I was up all night with Holly. I TRIED to go to an emergency vet and the guy was a total JERK! He was "too busy" although he had no other people in his clinic. He also "didn't think Holly was an emergency". He refused to give her fluids until I spent almost $600 in testing and refused to do an X-Ray. Said my regular vet could do that.
I took Holly in for sever vomiting, inability to keep even water down, yelping in pain , inability to poo & yelping when trying to poo. I ended up walking out after an estimate of $600 - $1000 just to "observe" her for a few hours and run a blood panel test. He told me he would not be able to get to her for at least an hour so I was best to leave her and come back. He was going to charge me a full days boarding fee to watch her for 2 hours plus an "observation fee". Now maybe I should not have walked out but I was not going to pay that price when my normal vet staff would be arriving in there clinic in 2 hours! I felt like I was being overcharged for NOTHING. This guy was also a MAJOR jerk! Rude with an attitude!
So after leaving Holly continued to toss up. I got her into my vet right away and they started her on fluids ASAP for sever dehydration. (throwing up all night). My vet was going to run 2 different pancreatitis tests? She was pretty sure that was the problem. She felt her tummy and didn't "feel" a blockage but if the tests came back negative they would do X-Rays for a blockage.
They said she was pretty bad off and she would need NO food or water by mouth for at LEAST 3 days and probably a hospital stay of 3-5 days. I'm waiting on a call for the results of the tests....
My vet said this is sever and if this is pancreatitis hitting her this hard & fast it is very hard to stop. There is a chance she may not make it. All they can really do is restrict food & fluids by mouth and keep her on an IV.
I'm a mess right now from no sleep and the terrible ER vet. Does this sound right? How can she go down so fast? What causes it? Is my vet missing something?