Also she was on Flagyl up until the end which should have covered the Clostridium. Maybe taking her off that did her in too.
So what exactly are you saying rshevin? That ab's could not necessarily mess with her levels but actually mess with the pancreas itself?
I also know that the pancreas is very sensitive, and if anything around it is affected, it can get "upset".
I wonder if the infection could have caused changes in it, of the gas could have put pressure on it.
Thank you so much for requesting the histology to be done (the tissue samples that were sent out.)
I have a favor to ask of you--could I get your permission to share PC's histology results with some friends of mine who are trying, along with me, to understand megacolon and other GI syndromes better? I think it would be really helpful to us.
And, most of what was found on PC's intestinal samples is exactly what was found in the past three rabbits studied on necropsy for megacolon. I'm not trying to beat the point to death, just to help you accept that *something* made PC more susceptible, and less able to fight off, these infectious organisms. It sure wasn't anything you would do, and no reasonable person would have thought to repeat and repeat fecals--though in future PC's case may prompt someone else to do so, and perhaps she will save another pig.
Hugs to you.
- You can quote me
What happened to PC, and everything you did to help her, may help some of her family.
And I'm not beating myself up anymore, I was just thinking outloud and posting here that *if* we had caught the Coccidia, we might have had a different outcome. I know I did all I could with the information I had. I just wish I had more information. X-ray vision even.
You can share any information about this with anyone you'd like. I post it publically so I could get help and if it helps others, then great.
By the way - my doctor never ruled out megacolon when we started this, but then when the necropsy was done, megacolon wasn't mentioned. I could ask, but I'm assuming she didn't see anything.