CarolC, Thanks for the link! I am happy/sad to here all the stories of vet's recommend euthanasia and prescribing wrong meds. Happy for the fact that I thought it was just me, Sad because I know too many people that if the vet recommends it, they will do it.
I did read that and HOPE and PRAY that is not the case with Angel.
Instead of metamucial, I gave her oat bran and pysillium husk the afternoon when I brought her home from the vet.
I had heard that canned 100 % pumpkin was good for both diarrhea and constipation. I had gotten some for my spitz who gets constipated and remembered it , early Friday AM around 1:00.
she didn't like it so I mixed some food in. She wouldn't eat, I poured the "gravy" from the food in and then put a little, just food on top.
It ended up being a bigger helping than I had planned, she wouldn't eat it so I left it with her and told her "Just in case you get hungry". I woke up around 7 and she had cleaned the bowl.
She never acted like she wasn't hungry. In fact I worried about how hungry she felt.
She started to "leak" a little "colored water" Friday afternoon and when I tried to clean her up with a wipe she started to push. This caused her howl and growl but I could see her anus contracted and feel her belly pushing.
I thought I should give everything time to work so I cleaned as good as I could and let her alone for awhile.
Last night when I went in to express, I decided to do something they told me to do with My daughter when she was a baby. She got severely constipated and they say to insert a thermometer with plenty of lubricant on it. They said that was normally enough to stimulate things.
I did that , I felt terrible , she howled and growed. She went to pull away from and I noticed that trying as hard as she was to get away she was contracted and her anus was pushing out.
I saw that listed this morning on "Bunny's page"
So I decided to hold her up, thinking being in the "natural position" would help. Again I wiped her with the wipe to get things started.
As she was trying to pull herself away from me with her front paws, i had both hands on her stomach and she started to contract and I tightened my hands a bit and slide them down toward her rear.
I was surprised when it was working and I could see poo coming out. It was big but I knew there was more. I held her for a 1/2 hour and repeated the stand up, wipe and "massage toward rear" procedure and I could not believe my eyes when two very large, stools came out.
I actually thought about weighing it but by the time I got her bed, her and me cleaned up it was 2 am.
All in all her stool were a little lighter in color than when she first came here. Still had the same , really bad smell. It looked "wet" too, not as hard and dry as the last one, before Pooing on the xray table and I bet put together would be about 16 inches!
I woke up this morning and am still giving her pumpkin with her food. Not sure If I am going to give her oat bran / psyillium or If I should wait and see what happens, I don't want her to get constipated.
I checked her last night for dehydration and she wasn't. Also again, she never lost her appetite so I am hoping she doesn't have megacolon.
How long should I wait and expect another BM since having such a large one?
Thanks again for the link it was very informative!Blessings, Christie