It should seem that the Propulsid would take the place of the Reglan. Obviously the Simethicone & Reglan together aren't getting the job done so we need something else. Hmm.
She just looks at me all, "Pfft. I like being gassy, so there."
Ughhh enough already.
- Get on your bike.
Holly - one does one get the charco caps? Do I give a full tab or make it into a paste or what?
Also I don't know where to get a second opinion since I already went to stupid vet, now I'm at great vet (he fixed Sanford fast and quick), and I don't know where to go to next.
Charcoal caps can be found at health food stores or in the homeopathic sections of drugstores.
If you are trying to figure out what is or is not working, I'd only make one change at a time, though, in your regimen.
Klynne - I see now that one is for upper and one for lower GI, so maybe I *should* follow the vets rules and just dose her up with both. You think? I think I'll leave the Nystatin out for now since we both agree it's gas and not necessarily yeast.
Lets say I do three: simeth/reg/cis. Is there any order of these drugs or timing I should take? I've been doing rshevins thing of giving the simethicone a little before the motility. But should reg/cis be given literally together?
Sorry, sinus meds kicking in and have not read all the way back either. If your vet prescribed both the reglan and cisapride to be used together, then yes, it sounds reasonble to give that treatment plan a try. Using the Simethicone prior makes some intuitive sense, as you're making the gas bubbles easier to pass, then asking the gut to move along and pass them.
Why was the Nystatin prescribed? Fecal showed yeast? If so, I'd say pig needs that too. Doublecheck to see if your vet knows of any drug interactions.
Oftentimes GI things go in vicious cycles, with some microbe or other causing the original issues and slowdown, then the slowdown causes the whole gut flora to have opportunities to get out of whack--and add to that we are usually monkeying around with the regular diet, trying to get food in the pig, and well, you see how it can snowball and get complicated to sort out.
Mum - We did a fecal and blood work both came back normal. Flagyl might be next if these don't work.
Talishan - It's definitely gas because we can hear the hollowness. He said he can't feel cysts in her and she's young (8mo) so cysts are unlikely. I know some of you might think I should dig deeper into this but I don't know that we have a reason to suspect cysts.
Klynne - He rx'ed the Nystatin 'in case'. Yesterday and this morning I did simeth/propulsid. Maybe tonight I'll do the four combo. It's just been too long with all this gas, it's weird.