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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Was she placed on any medications at the vet's office?
2) Did anyone discuss the potential for feeding her upright? 3) How is she doing currently?
Megaesophagus cases can be really difficult. Often giving water alone causes more problems than giving softened foods that contain water.I would keep pushing to have, at very least, antibiotics prescribed so that you can help combat the infection, subsequent nausea, etc.In lieu of giving water since she's coughing it back up, try making some water mixed with gelatin and formed into cubes. This will hydrate her and work more effectively at getting the water down to the stomach instead of into her lungs.Here are some tried and true ME recipes that people have used over the years. They may help you to get her back on track: http://caninemegaesophagusinfo.com/recipes/