- You can quote me
I think you did the right thing. Glad to hear he's doing better.
What's more, it's a holiday weekend that has been extended for President Ford's funeral (K-State is a state-run vet hospital, so they will be closed for everything but emergencies) so our options are pretty limited. I'd rather not take him to K-State again, though, because the long trip really seems to stress him out.
The poor guy screamed like a banshee during the shot, he doesn't like having the scruff of his neck pulled anyway. So, this was a pretty stressful situation for him. Hopefully we won't have to do it again. We came home with a syringe of fluids and a couple of needles (one large needle and one butterfly needle) so we can try to give him a boost if he needs it.
- I GAVE, dammit!
It should be a tiny 'owie' as the needle goes in. The rest should be pretty painless.
Fluids absolutely have to be at the right temperature, otherwise it hurts.
The fluids should absorb pretty quickly. I always give 20-30ccs, and the lump is gone within a fairly short period of time (15 mins or so, maybe?).
- Wheekness for Pigs
She never had this in her diet prior. I just bought a patch at the grocery in the organic food section. I mow little clippings through the day and give her a tuft of blades. I probably give her a tasting 5 times a day throughout a 16 hour period. She does not have diarrhea at all - it just seems like it makes her pooping more prolific.
It might be worth a shot to help ungum the works a bit...just a thought.
I should also mention how very nice it was for our vet to come in on New Years Day to give Henry a subcue.
He has been able to sleep quite comfortably and is eating and drinking again.
Henry has been a little gassier than usual, though he's still passing lots of poop. We've been giving him simethicone and that seems to help temporarily. He's still very active, drinking and eating everything.
We've noticed that he's been making extra milky "bath" fluid in his left eye. We've looked at the eye, and we can't see anything wrong with it, and it's only been an issue last night and this evening.
I wonder if being together with all the buddies makes them want to groom, but they're just too busy to finish it.