I'm still waiting on calls back from both vets. I suppose I can't really do anything until I get off work anyway. My "regular" vet seemed very cool with prescribing an antibiotic over the phone and asked me which one it was I didn't like that the other vet gave me. Seemed to agree cephalexin was a bad choice.
Oh, and the bactrim is going to be FREE at the publix. I'm guessing the docs at this vet get profit sharing on prescribed medications. The surgeon has been much more understanding on his Baytril intolerance but is out of town for a funeral today. THAT I can sympathize with. Hey, if I get 2 rounds of ABs from 2 different vets, someone told me "it lasts forever." I'm very carefully waiting until I have this medication in my hands before I cancel the surgery with "this is getting difficult" vet. I hate being difficult, but Baytril might kill Piggy if he's already compromised. He was perfectly healthy the last time he took it and ended up in stasis on cisapride and simethicone, not pooping for something like 3 days.
So, can someone tell me a good story where a pig had a stone, had surgery to remove it, and continued to do well after? The piggie I'm fixated on is poor, sweet Navin, who recurred right after surgery.
- Supporter in '10
I don't know what it is with the number of stones on the board right now. Amber is going in tomorrow for X rays with suspected stones. I'm pretty terrified.
Will be thinking of you.
- You can quote me
There are several here ... of course, I can't recall who posted any of them, but in general (not absolute, of course, but in general) I think the older the pig is when he or she gets the first stone, the better the prognosis is for 1) recovery and 2) not making more.
Navin R. was very young when he developed his first.
I am now in possession of both Baytril and Bactrim. The surgeon is insistent on the Baytril as well. I don't know what to do. I didn't know about probiotics the last time Piggy took Baytril but he's already been given a dose yesterday. I wanted to give his little gut a good head start. I have plenty more where that came from. Dairy free too. I have simethicone and cisapride on hand now, and know how and when to dose them. ::sigh:: I hate that it's all in my hands. I wish I were one of those people that just trusted what the doctor said but ya'll have taught me otherwise.