He is congested and on Baytril, and today will be his third treatment in the nebulizer. He's active and excited about food, but it seems like neither him nor Louie gets all that excited about their pellets anymore - Oxbow Adult Cavy. Doc is keeping a close watch on his teeth.
Poor little man. He really hates Baytril. He's my oldest man, I got him in 2010. Just want that weight to go up. One thing that has changed is that they used to get a baby carrot every afternoon. But after Snickers bladder stone, those got taken away. He is currently sick of the sight of me.
I'm trying not to get immediately whipped out of shape about this, but the last two pigs who had bladder problems needed surgery, and died immediately afterward. So. Anyway. Wish us luck or whatever you do. I think we need it.
Nobody had visible stones or sludge, thank goodness. Smokey's teeth got a trim, and he had gained 20 grams since his last visit. Louie had gained weight too, though.
They gave me metacam for Smokey's "sore mouth" and I missed a dose, and I was feeling guilty, only to find him chewing the bars like there was no tomorrow, demanding dinner. Bless him.
I almost fainted when they told me the amount of the bill... it was almost as much as Snicker's surgery. I almost cried. I am holding out my hands to the 15th, payday. Ouch.
They want me to get some of his urine by doing up the cage in waxed paper. The cage is six feet long. I'm not sure how I will work the logistics of this.
I would just get him out until he pees, but Smokey is much too shy and polite to pee in front of me. He will hold it forever. Still trying to figure it out.
- And got the T-shirt
When the pig pees, her feet and hair are out of the urine because it runs to the low end and she's on the cookie sheet. It usually gets a pretty clean sample.
I've got the pee you're looking for.
cincodemayo2 by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
I get blamed for everything. *sigh*
cincodemayo3 by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
A sample of the dark pee was sent to Memphis for further testing, but they didn't find anything. The vet said he just has dark pee, and the color was due to porphyrins, possibly from what he's eating (but there has been no change) and if I wanted to get another sample, they'd check Louie for diabetes. I'm going to hold off on that for a little bit. Have any of you had a pig just have a pee color change? It's so odd.
I just hope there is no pain involved for him. That's the most important thing.