Pippin's Tummy Troubles (Long)

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JaneDoe

Post   » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:29 pm


Same here. Since I worked 12 hours today, I may have a nice lunch tomorrow.

Pandora got lots of veggies.

I still have to be VERY careful with Pippin's.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:31 pm


I am more and more convinced this is a tooth problem. Pippin’s appetite has increased, his poops and pees are near-perfect and his farting/tummy gurgling is practically zero. A couple hours ago I gave him and Pandora each a romaine leaf (Pippin seems to tolerate it better now). While Pandora ripped into hers like a buzz saw, Pippin tore his apart strip by strip and nibbled. It took him a LOT longer and he didn’t even finish the whole leaf.

Also, it used to be when I gave him parsley he would eat the curly leaves and leave the stems. Now it’s just the other way around – he usually eats just the stems and not the leaves. And he eats hay one strand at a time, like spaghetti.

Any input? Thanks!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:07 pm


My poor baby! Pippin was doing pretty well when I got home from work around 9:30 AM ET – weight up a little, slurping up Critical Care etc. Then when I picked him up around noon to feed him I noticed something sticking out of his butt. I thought it was a butt crayon or a piece of Carefresh but it turned out to be his penis. It looked a tiny bit red on the end but he didn’t seem to be in much pain. As of around 5PM ET it hadn’t gone back in.

I did a forum search and found out this is a relatively common problem in older boars. Then I called the emergency vet and she said to bring him in rather than waiting for his regular appointment Tuesday. So I am taking him in when I get off work at midnight.

To make things more fun, I have not heard from the mold people. And I have my period and am bleeding like a stuck pig, no pun intended. And a guy I’ve been crazy about called three times today. I didn’t answer and he didn’t leave any messages.

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cavyslave8
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:28 pm


Oh, I'm so sorry that you and Pippin are having such a rough time. I hope the vet can give some advice about his penis issue.

I'm thinking about you both.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:29 pm


Thank you.

He didn't seem to be in pain when I left him, but the woman on the phone said not to wait. Especially with his other issues.

I feel like saying "G-d, do you hate my pig?"

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:41 pm


Hang in there JaneDoe. I know sometimes life can get really rough but trust me, eventually things will settle to a more normal routine. In the meantime, kisses to you and Pippin.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:52 pm


Thank you, Bug's Mom.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:01 pm


My mom is so funny. She said "who is this person who sends kisses? Male or female?"

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:06 pm


We're both girls : )

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:06 pm


I told her that. I told her Ladybug was very cute, not sure whether I had ever seen a pic of you.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:21 pm


Actually, we're both "old ladies" and as long as they are just virtual hugs/kisses she has nothing to worry about. On the other hand all piggies are made to be kissed all the time!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:25 pm


True that. Poor Pandora has not had the attention she should, but I tried to sneak in some cuddles and kisses anyway.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:29 pm


I'm sure the sweet Pandora understands. After all, it's not like you're completely ignoring her or anything. I really do think the fur babies are smarter than we give them credit for being.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:35 pm


Pippin can't stand seeing Pandora getting more attention.

I remember he was really weird the day Lightning died.

Like my father's cat knew he was having a stroke before anyone else did. And knew when he would die.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:40 pm


I always think it is so funny when one gets jealous of another. Silly creatures.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:43 pm


You should have seen our cats.

Pippin is the most psychic pig I've ever had. I think that's one reason for his problems now -- he is picking up negative energy from me :s

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:47 pm


Oh Jane :(

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:48 pm


At least I will be able to go home in a little more than an hour. From what I read the penis thing should be easy to treat.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:49 pm


That's not good that he's picking up on your feelings. It's tough 'cause you can't explain that it has nothing to do with him or how you feel about him. Can you sing or something else to distract Pippin?

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:55 pm


I held him in my arms at work last night. He also got out of his carrier and had a nice walk around the control room floor.

I imagaine he and Pandora are asleep as I left them with their pigloos and turned the lights out.

When I get home I will grab them both, stuff them into their carriers and drive westward to the Emergency Vet.

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