I gave her, in this order: Simethicone, critical care, reglan, cicspride.
Then she pooped. But it was...a weird greenish-tan color. Almost like a bad 70s appliance avacado color with some neutral-beige carpet color throw in.
Could this just be the meds and if so is it ok? The critical care? Do I call the vet back tomorrow?
The vet isn't even 100% sure what's going on at this point: is the gas build up/poo issue causing infection, or is the infection causing the gas/poo. We're tried taking care of the gas, didn't work. Now we're working on this infection that just cropped up, hopefully the A/B will clear it so we can get at least some things out of the way.
I asked him to mechanically expel the gas, but he still thinks the gas is not as bad as I perceive it to be and even if he did it might come back in an hour. He wants the infection gone. So do I obviously.
I have metacam here but she's already on four things plus the nystatin which I'm still not sure on. Calling the vet today to see what he says.
Nothing seems to be helping. She's puffy again. I'm freaking out and I'm in dispair. I have no idea what to do for her. I'm giving her the reglan/propulsid and it's not helping, the gas is still there. I'm assuming the infection is also because we just started the a/b.
What can I do? Who can I call or go to or ask for help? I don't know what is left after this. I need for her to get better - not only for her sake but because her buddy, Henry will be so lost. They're a bonded pair and they're only 9 months old. I'm so distraught. I don't know what to do.
- Get on your bike.
The handfeeding is hard with this one. Yesterday I got about 30ccs in and today about 21ccs only. We were at the vet from 6:15 until about 8:15. She eats vegs and bites at hay. She ate one or two pellets today.
I don't know who to talk to about the reg/cis combo. I don't know any other vet in my area that's cavy savvy. He said to call him tomorrow and he might take her off the reglan. I feel like I have nowhere to turn.
- Get on your bike.
The handfeeding seems really good. I know it's tiring but it will sustain her and you're doing a good job. Keep doing what you're doing. It's a positive thing the gas hasn't caused more severe issues. What dose of simithicone are you giving?
I don't know the mg per kg or whatever it is for simethicone because it's not on the bottle. We started out with .2cc 3x a day and he upped it to .4 every few hours. So it's way over the recommended dose here. It's just clearly not working. Maybe this therabloat will.
I always hear though that you should see improvement relatively quickly, and I'm not seeing that.
Edit- and that's the thing, I think the gas has caused these severe issues. At first it was "just some gas". Now it's motility and infection. I don't know where to turn or what else there is to do.
- You can quote me
1. handfeed her as aggressively as possible
2. call the vet tomorrow and see about dropping one of the two -- either reglan or cisapride. I'd be tempted to drop the cisapride before the reglan, but I am NOT a vet.
3. Will she let you massage her belly/stroke her gently? If you let her out for supervised floor time, will she run around? Getting her moving without traumatizing her may help.
What's Therabloat? What's in it?