For those of you that don't know, Patrick has suffered from Chronic inflammation of the bladder wall which was diagnosed as IC (Interstitial Cystitis). He has been routinely Xray'd since May 2011 in this time he has passed blood daily. I've lost count of how many vet visit's and how many medicines we have tried but most recently he was found to have stones within his Ureter.
After a 1 and half hour GA, Patrick came round and at first it was touch and go, 14 days on and I have my Patrick back, he's now back with his friend and it's almost like nothing ever happened.
Does this remind you of anyone?
Back with his friend..
I am most certainly a happy slave - we may have had up's and down's but I am so happy he made it and most importantly it may be to early to say but Patrick does not appear to be squeaking when urinating anymore :<>.
Was it worth it, of course it was who couldn't not try and save little Patrick?!
I think our timing was impeccable, considering the fact the stones where truly stuck in the ureter and would have brought on kidney failure!
Thank you for everyone's support.
Here's a little video taken from today, I would advise watching with sound on :).
Patrick is a very special pig!
Not only is Patrick 8 weeks post operation it's also his gotcha day I've had him 2 years today and hope to have many more gotcha days with my little guy!
For the majority of time I've had Patrick for he's been ill so it's nice that he's not ill now but he most certainly is the most expensive Guinea pig I have ever owned.
Not only did he use all my money but he's pretty much ruined any chance I have of having a holiday well he's alive - high maintenance that he is!
I don't think I could ask anyone to spend a week syringing P fluids, you do need to be quite strong willed as he can be a little bit naughty when he decides he doesn't want anymore and of course with fluid's there's the added worry of aspirating him, that's a responsibility I wouldn't want to leave with anyone but at the same point it's something he can't go without I would be devastated if my little man got another stone.
Our daily routine is fluids, fluids and more fluids everyday he gets 90ml's.
I'm sorry but I haven't took any new picture of him, maybe later but one thing is for sure he know's who his owner is and how do get from A to B. I must get a video of him deciding he wants back in his cage cuteness overload!
Here's my spoiled little man - living the high life during cuddles he likes to settle down for a snooze!
Happy Gotcha Day Patrick - you know you are an investment now!
- Supporter in '13
I find I'm continuing learning watching how other mums do things, e.g. from the pig stock pics posted recently, I plan to further adjust my hand holding technique for nail clipping.
Weeks have passed and I still miss my special man, I can't believe how much impact they have on our life's.
Sleep well Mister P, your sadly missed. xxx