Salana and Lynx, if you want, you can copy my images and mark them where you think you see the problem and I will print them off and bring them with me Saturday morning when Timmy goes back for his follow up. Either repost them here or send them to me through the mailer.
Thanks so much.
He's even moving around quite a bit more including up and down the ramp to the hay loft. We leave hay for him on the main floor, but he rather sleep in that instead.
I'll update again tomorrow after the vet appointment and let you know what is said about the possibilty of elongated roots.
We talked at great length about his roots, and yes, they are elongated. The way she explained it to me last time made me believe they weren’t. What I know now is they are elongated and look good.. as in they aren’t causing him any pain or discomfort. How long it will stay like that, we don’t know. She confirmed though that his roots aren’t growing into his nasal cavity or through his chin. She showed me all the xrays and I’m confident that he should be fine with his roots for now. We’ll of course be keeping a very close eye on him.
Timmy was in very good spirits last night. We hand fed him before bedtime and he was acting like his goofy little self. I'm going to try taking photos of him today so I can keep track of his progress. He gained another 7 grams yesterday, so hopefully he'll have another good day today.
He eats full salads, but only the very soft things and the leafy parts only of his hay. He still can’t seem to manage to bite into anything either. He’s also fighting us on everything now, from giving him his meds and hand feeding which he used to love. We have to pin him down to anything for him now. Flushing his hole has become so stressful on him that he literally screams and this after allowing the pain meds to start working for an hour before.
Any idea what to ask his vet or on what we can do to make him less afraid and painful?
I'll suggest the Valuim to his vet tomorrow night. Maybe a switch in pain meds might be in order. I've also noticed tonight that quite a bit of the skin around the hole is turning black or very dark purple in colour. I don't know if the skin is dying or if it's just bruising from the surgery and the twice daily flushings.
All I know right now is that he sure isn't the same pig he was a day or two ago and I'm very concerned about him. Lately he's wanted to snuggle on people a lot, but last night , and especially tonight, all he wants to do is sleep in his pigloo. He really doesn't want much to do with people or his girly cage mates.
I don't know about the outer edges of the wound turning dark. It makes me think that the circulation isn't getting to it. Not showing interest in his girls - very worrisome. Poor boy. I wish I could think of something to help. I know when Quilt was probably in alot of discomfort, I worried about him staying warm enough. I'm sure you've got Timmy all snuggly for the night, but just wanted to throw that out.
I'll be thinking about y'all tonight. I hope he has a peaceful night.