- For the love of my girls!
Since there are not satins, but more likely than not come from him, are they still at risk? Mom is not a satin either. She is Teresa's Buffy.
Hi GPS!!!! Look at my boy! What a hog he is humping LL all the time. Tell him to go him a rock or something else and to leave LL alone. Poor little thing.
Are they at risk? Hmmm...I'll look into that. From what I gather, it's a possibility. Dr. N. certainly was interested in taking a look at the x-rays of any local Elvis babies (or most likely babies.) Wasn't he the only satin there? If so, it's most likely any satins or babies from a litter with satins were/are his.
To update, we're going to keep Elvis on calcium for a while and do some bloodwork to get some base numbers. The calcitonin has to be injected and has to be preceeded with sufficient calcium, so we're proceeding cautiously. We'll do two treatments, then do follow-up bloodwork and x-rays.
He's not gaining any weight, but not losing any, either. He seldom hops, even with just once-a-day metacam.
I backed off his dosage to 75mg/day after an episode of blood a few days ago. No further problems, though, and he's acting absolutely normal in all other ways. Pissed as hell at me for grabbing him all the time, but he really likes the calcium lactate, mixed with Odwalla Superfood. MAJOR pain in the butt coming up with a good mixture, by the way. They ought to use this stuff for building skyscrapers, it's so hard!
He (and the rest) get to go outside daily (unless it rains!!! for direct UV rays.
Here's the concentration I worked out that is relatively doable. I mix 600mg of powder with 36ml of Odwalla, use a wisk to mix it, and press it through a mesh strainer. I keep it in a 35 ml syringe and syringe some into a smaller bottle for individual doses.
With this concentration, I give him 4.5cc daily for his 75mg of calcium.
Holly, we need to do calcium supplementing for a while since calcitonin (a hormone) pulls calcium from the blood stream. Without calcium support first, it can cause bigger problems.
Also, we need to do bloodwork first, and my vet had to order the calcitonin.
Lisam, I put it through a sieve because it kept clogging my syringe. It made the suspension smoother. I also think it's a way to get a more accurate dosage. (Although, dosage isn't all that critical.)
Leebee took Francine (suspected daughter of Elvis) in today for an x-ray. She reports there are no problems with her bones. Good news.
- For the love of my girls!
Maybe I'll put a call into N and see what he thinks about Daisy and Poppy. Their 3 brothers (one had the cleft pallet and only lived a week) were satins to the nth degree. BEAUTIFUL pigs. Real lookers, just like daddy. One was balck and white, one was brown white and cream and the litlle TSW was the one that didn't make it.
It sure is fate that with ALL The people who wanted Elvis that he would up with you! Imagine the terrible life he could be living now with someone who only wanted him for his looks.
Leah and T, we really need to find out where the two boys went. I can find out their baby numbers pretty easily. Can we track them down. for some reason I think they went to Washington with Jackie on a trip up there. Maybe before the "big" trip. I don't remember them going on the piggybego. I think they were already placed. Maybe, I'm drunk... who knows! I just worry for their helath.
I suspect that whatever makes the hair kink and the hair shafts hollow is also what causes the bone density problem meaning the wonderful looking hair may be a symptom that something is not quite right. But at this point I'm just musing, guessing and supposing - have absolutely nothing beyond observation to base my theory on.