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Dear Dr Peter,
He vomited once following the IV and his vet said this is normal. He was given a morphine based pain killer as oppose to anti inflammatories on Friday. This is the only medication he has had.
He is walking tentatively. He got up earlier today and stumbled to the ground. He then tried to stand up and stumbled again. He is normally very coordinated, never failing to catch a ball. He did collapse Friday night when he had gas in his intestines, when his abdomen was very tight and hard (normally soft to the touch). He seems okay and then he's not. His symptomatology just doesn't make sense to myself or my vet and I'm very worried as you can imagine.
Thank you for your advice. I suspected that about the X-ray not picking up discs etc. I feel my vets facilities are a little limited so I may ask for a referral for an ultrasound and MRI. They are checking his blood work for pancreatitis. He is only 9 years old, not over the hill yet so I will do all I can to get him better.
Thank you for your help, time and advice.
With best wishes.