Oliver has Megaesophagus. I would value any advise from everyone (please nothing too critical of me or my family) My family is truly heartbroken. It is believed to be congenital and there are more abnormalities around his heart. Does anyone have any experience with a successful treatment? We adopted a shelter dog two weeks ago. He threw up in the car on the way home. The pound said that he had diarrhea during his stay there. We assumed it was diet. We gave him rice or mashed potatoes and gradually increased the dog food amount. He continues to throw up. He has never had diarrhea his stool is normal. There was a parvo outbreak at the shelter but he has had two vaccinations before getting there. He has been the shelter twice. One lady returning him said it was because he ate her couch and sweater. (Oliver is a one year neutered cattle dog) Sometimes more than other times the food in the throw up is identifiable meaning it is undigested. No blood no yellow bile. He eats well, is active. We have taken him to the vet. He has no fever and does not seem be sick by his behavior and she said that it might be worms. We took in a fecal sample but it was negative for worms. He eats his food fast (currently we are feeding baby food meat and baby food sweet potatoes. He seems to tolerate this better but still throws up what looks like cat food so we put the cat food up and we are trying to keep him from eating the chicken scraps (he busts in the run eats the food but does not eat the chickens yet but I am working on that because you can't trust a dog around chickens) I thought that maybe it was that he is eating too fast too much. So I am currently giving small amounts of baby food mixture with some bread spread thinly all around the bowl so it takes him longer to eat. He is getting two to three walks a day. The vet wants to do a blood work up, X rays, and maybe barium. I really was not prepared for this much cost this soon after adopting Oliver. I have until the 19th to return him to the shelter. If we return a sick dog I get my money back but it is his death warrant as the shelter is a kill shelter and they put sick dogs down right away. We love this dog I got him for my 6 year old as a Christmas present but the whole family has bonded with the dog. He barks very little, is a little protective but not too much. He tolerates the cat and my 1 year old. We would like to do all we can before returning him but that does not include spending a couple thousand dollars before it is discovered he has a chronic condition. Any advise or experiences that might be helpful would be appreciated.