He is doing better and the hourly vomiting has ceased. Thank you everyone who have expressed best wishes for my little buddy. I appreciate your words very much.
A couple weeks ago I took him in to have his teeth cleaned; not under any anesthesia. The teeth cleaner guy detected a small lesion on an insignificant tooth behind his canine. The vet suggested to have it removed for it could be sensitive in time and we know how an exposed tooth nerve can feel. Yet in his check-up before the cleaning he detected a heart mummer in the little guy along with a rapid pulse rate and high pressure reading. I was concerned about having put under for the tooth removal anyway, and the vet was concerned about his heart for the procedure and took a blood sample for testing. The blood result showed he had a hyperthyroid. Medication was given to get the thyroid under control before we proceeded. Meanwhile we went to a heart specialist to have a sonogram done on his heart and see if there was any heart damage. Fortunately his heart was fine; no thickening of the heart muscle. We caught the hyperthyroid early on. Whew!
A week or so into pill taking and we left on our road trip. I planned to return in two weeks for another check-up and then proceed with the tooth removal if things had improved. So again, it was good I had already long since decided to not go on our cross country trip. Then this past weekend event took place. Back home and to the vet. His pulse rate and blood pressure were at normal readings which implied that the thyroid medication was working.
Yesterday was good. We've had only three pukes in the last couple of days. Two had a leaf in the vomit. He's known for eating crap off the floor. I think he must have been a goat in a previous life. The third one was found this morning which is my fault for I left his kibble out all night. He has a tendency to eat too much too fast then upchucks it. I've always given him a tablespoon full of food at a time when he asks for it and have gone back to that regime.
Otherwise he is active, alert, is eating again and is his normal self...kind of. We'll see how the weekend transpires.