Help needed...piggie with bloody scabs

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SylvesterPiggie

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:13 am


I just did a search. I could not find a specific thread from Cara, just a few references. When I went to view all her posts there was 120 some pages to go through. I have dial up, too slow to go back that far, sorry.

I did find an old reference and lisam mentioned as many as 10 treatments to get rid of the mites. Charybdis also had a post with serious mites as well. I wish I could be more help.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:59 am


Today Jasper seems to be scratching less. It looks like he's scratching only one spot too at this point. I put the Benadryl cream on it so maybe the Revolution is starting to work. I don't think the Benadryl syrup did anything for him so today I didn't give him any.

Thanks for your support and suggestions. It means a lot to me. At times I think he's on his way to recovery and then at times I feel there's been a setback. Today is a good day so I hope it continues.

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slfalzone

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:38 pm


Hurray for good days! I'm praying for more to come your way!

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SylvesterPiggie

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:03 pm


Ack! OK, from what I gather it was Caras pig Happy that had the mite problems. I just can't find specifics just about that. swannie the grand finder is off having beans and runny eggs for breakfast! She is a great searcher and she just up and flys off to England, at this trying time in your life. ( I am kidding, but she has good search skills.)

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Becky

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:46 pm


I searched, too, before the electricity went out, and the most I found were references to multiple ivermectin treatments, too. I'd certainly keep up with the treatments.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:18 pm


I think he's finally starting to get better. He's down to scratching one spot but there are no raw bloody spots anymore. Here is what he looks like today. If you look close you can see bald, pink spots. Those were bloody a few days ago. I am so happy today.! O:)
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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:20 pm


So this is with the Revolution? You never did topical ivermectin, right?

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:20 pm


That was two days after Revolution and using Benadryl cream. I only did one topical Ivermectin. The vet said the injection would be more potent.
For comparison here is what it looked like before.
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slfalzone

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:30 pm


That's an incredible improvement! You must both be feeling so much better! Congratulations!

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Mum
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:45 pm


Oh what a relief:-)

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:55 pm


This is indeed a big improvement. I'll bet you are thrilled.

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:10 pm


Oh HOoray!

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:28 pm


Happy, happy New Year to Jasper and GP Lover.

May it stay that way!!!

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:43 pm


Hooray Jasper. I hope that Revolution continues to give relief. That picture still freaks me out - all those little people crushed under the piggie!

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:55 pm


hehehe.. I was thinking the same thing about the arms sticking out from underneath him were discombobulating!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:36 pm


I like to imagine Jasper chewing on their faces.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:40 pm


Oh yay! I'm not the only one who likes that picture.

For all the guinea pigs abused and neglected, it looks like Jasper at least gets a measure of revenge.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:40 am


Thanks all! Today is another good day! He only scratches a little and mostly one spot. His hair is starting to come in nicely too.

No word from the previous owner. I'm hoping no news is good news. I don't even know if he got his cats back from animal control. His last email to me was to demand his $60 back again!. I spent almost $300 so far on Jasper. I told him to go away and leave me alone...be happy that I kept him and now he doesn't have any responsiblilty for him.

Now, I just hope that new home works out for him.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:26 am


Jasper is doing so much better. He just scratches at 2 spots but they don't bleed. Tomorrow he goes for another lime/sulfur dip. I am ready to see if the person who was interested in him is ready to take him. He seems to be very happy despite what he's been through:
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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:32 am


Do you figure it was finally the Revolution that did the trick? You only used the ivermectin by injection, right? Or just once topically maybe?

I am so very happy to hear things are clearing up. It would seem it was a parasite problem after all and not metabolic (and difficult to diagnose).

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