Gypsy Road had two cases of the runs, the night before last. Later yesterday morning, he threw up bile, twice in one sitting, but small amounts. We watched him throughout the day. At times, he wanted to play. At other times, he would walk or stand around. Gave him a small amount if boiled chicken and rice for dinner, which he ate. Took him out last night and he howled and scooted back into me. That's when we took him to the ER. He was hanging his butt low and drooling quite a bit.
The doctor took a look at him, felt his abdomen and he didn't react, so they figured there was no pain. They could tell there was discomfort though.
They put him on two meds...one an anti-biotic and the other is for his runs, if he has anymore. They gave him a shot for the discomfort and one for the nausea. This morning, he still seems to stand for a few minutes before he lays down. He had his first dose of the antibiotic this morning. He did eat a little of the chicken (they said to give him a bland diet over the weekend). He seems to be drinking water too, because he drank twice this morning, already.
He just seems real slow (or tired/drugged) and it bothers me. The vet said it seemed like gastroenteritis.
My question is, does it really sound like that? And if, how long before he starts acting like himself again? We've never seen him this slow before and I'm freaking out.