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Ron M Taub posted a status
"Anybody know a veterinarian familiar with Myasthenia Gravis in, or near Wisconsin?"
Friday
Ron M Taub posted a status
"The 24 hr clinic called. Walter's Myasthenia Gravis test is positive. So he has megaesophagus, it responded to steroids because of the MG."
Friday
Karen & Jackdoodle commented on Ron M Taub's status
"I'm very glad to hear this, Ron. "
Nov 6
Ron M Taub posted a status
"My vet thinks that Megaesophogus was a misdiagnosis. He thinks he has an abraded throat. He is confident my dog will be OK."
Nov 6
Karen & Jackdoodle and Ron M Taub are now friends
Nov 6
Karen & Jackdoodle left a comment for Ron M Taub
"Let's wait and see what your vet says. "
Nov 6
Karen & Jackdoodle left a comment for Ron M Taub
"Please let me know when you have seen your vet; I will be happy to talk to you. I had a foster with megaesophagus and have known several other dogs with the condition. I may be able to help. I am one of the rescue's co-founders. "
Nov 6
Karen & Jackdoodle left a comment for Ron M Taub
"Hi Ron,Dogs with MegaE can live good lives with a few adaptations. They can be fed in an upright position, often using what is called a Bailey chair, and looks like a child's high chair. https://www.baileychairs4dogs.com/There are many…"
Nov 6
Ron M Taub is now a member of Doodle Rescue Collective Inc.
Nov 6

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Where are you located?
Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Tell us about yourself and how we might help you:
My dog starting throwing up 3 days ago. He is 2 years old, and the best dog I ever had. He loves our grandchildren, and they love him. I went to a 24 hour vet. The first one missed the diagnosis, but the second one nailed it, but didn't communicate how serious megaesophogus is. My dog can't even swallow his own saliva or a cc of water.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
Walter is a fountain of love. He is so gentle, even with newborns. I never heard of megaesophagus, and think I might have to euthanize him, as he can't sleep, or eat. I am just looking for information, but realize you probably can't get back to me before I go to my own vet tomorrow morning.
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
no
Have you read our adoption policies?
no
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
not mine
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
no
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
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At 11:40am on November 6, 2018, Karen & Jackdoodle said…

Let's wait and see what your vet says. 

At 9:12am on November 6, 2018, Karen & Jackdoodle said…

Please let me know when you have seen your vet; I will be happy to talk to you. I had a foster with megaesophagus and have known several other dogs with the condition. I may be able to help. 
I am one of the rescue's co-founders. 

At 9:05am on November 6, 2018, Karen & Jackdoodle said…

Hi Ron,
Dogs with MegaE can live good lives with a few adaptations. They can be fed in an upright position, often using what is called a Bailey chair, and looks like a child's high chair. https://www.baileychairs4dogs.com/
There are many other resources available. It depends on how severe the condition is and what other health issues there might be. 
Megaesophagus that develops after puppyhood is somewhat rare and is usually linked to some other health condition. Please make sure to get a thorough and accurate diagnosis before making any decisions about your dog's future. There are other health conditions that could cause vomiting and the inability to keep water and food down. Pyloric stenosis is one, and there are many others, and they are treatable. 

 
 
 

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