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Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:14 pm


Oh, I hope it helps!

Henry and Frost look very happy living together. :)

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:18 pm


Henry and Frost look very happy living together. :)

Yeah, finally. The Frostmonster when through a rough adolescence. Very sulky and spent a lot of time yelling, "You're not the boss of me!" and slamming doors.

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TWP_2

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:15 pm


Henry had his first dose of Celery-flavored Actigall. This is a long-term treatment, but hopefully we will see some results within ten days. Diana says our vet sounds very hopeful.

It would certainly be nice to have a non-surgical option.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:28 pm


I do so hope it works. I can't stand the thought of Grandpa Henry having that stone. Good luck and we'll keep all toes and fingers crossed.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:42 pm


I'm fairly sure it took a couple of months to work on the pig I told you about?

Keeping my fingers crossed!

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:09 pm


Dr. Miller said that she wanted to see Henry again in a couple of weeks to see if there was any progress, but that it would take at least a month.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:10 pm


Let's hope it took a couple of months, because they started out with a lower dosage.

I hope Henry shows great progress in 2 weeks!

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:11 pm


Poor Henry. I hope for a speedy recovery and that the stone will be gone soon.

Robyn3939
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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:46 pm


I sure hope the Actigall works too. It would be nice to finally have something for all the piggies with stones. Surgery is so hard on them and sometimes not feasible.

You go Henry! We are all rooting for you that this is a success.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:01 pm


I figure this won't still be an option for all pigs. Widget had that stone adhere to the opening of his urethra. And Gilbert had a bunch of other things going on that made his health bad. But it would be really nice if, for the piggies like Henry who are otherwise healthy, there was a non-surgical option.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:05 pm


Henry received his third dose of Actigall last night, and about four hours later, he urinated some really thick grit. He looked like he felt a lot better after it came out. I'm hoping that means that the Actigall is working, and not that he's now producing a lot of sludge, too.

This morning he displayed a monstrous appetite. When Jim took him his lettuce and some critical care, he wolfed it all down, and then snuffled my hand looking for treats.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:09 pm


WOO! Hope this keeps up!!!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:12 pm


I hope Henry keeps improving and keeps up his good appetite! This is wonderful news.

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becksters
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Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:34 pm


Monster appetite! Woo hoo!

Keeping my fingers crossed that the Actigall is working too. C'mon Henry boy!

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snowflakey
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Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:39 pm


Hey, I am glad things seem to be helping Henry feel better. Go Henry!

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dgarriques
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Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:56 pm


Way to go Henry!!

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:14 pm


Yay for Henry! I hope he continues to do well. :)

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:10 pm


I am hoping it helps too! Go Henry!

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TWP_2

Post   » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:33 pm


He's really not liking taking medicine right now; we're going to look into having the flavor changed. I hate to force-medicate him, but if it is working then that's what we're going to do.

He had bloody pee this evening, but it was gritty. I'm hoping that is the stone dissolving away...

Time will tell. It will probably be an uncomfortable few weeks for him. Assuming it is dissolving the stone, we're concerned about the point where it will be small enough to enter the urethra but large enough to get stuck.

I guess we'll face that if it gets to that point; at this point, I'd just be happy to NEED to face that problem. It would mean it is working.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:37 pm


Henry isn't drinking. He is peeing, but I suspect he's associated drinking with peeing, and peeing isn't comfortable right now.

I'm trying to decide whether to take him in for a subcue and further traumatize him.

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