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snowflakey
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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:31 pm


You can syringe the water if you can't make a vet visit. Are you not set up for subq's at home? I think the liquids would be very important for him with this medicine. Poor Henry!

Does he have pain meds? If not, you can get some along with his subq at the vets.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:34 pm


I tried the syringing of water but he wouldn't participate. I'll give it another try and see if I can get him to drink. Poor guy.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:43 pm


Does he like Pedialyte better? Or water with a touch of tasty juice?

GP Lover
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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:28 pm


Has Henry been on Shilintong?

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TWP_2

Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:05 pm


No, no shilintong. We considered it, but we do not want to add any other drugs to the mix at this point. We want to give the actigall every possible chance to do its job without interference.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:54 pm


When I came home a little after 8 p.m., Henry was napping, but he looked comfortable. About an hour ago, he was munching on hay (which he hasn't been doing much for a couple of days) and drinking water.

His urine appears clear right now.

After I described the super thick sludge from a few days ago, Dr. Miller wondered if that might have been most of the stone, but we decided not to torture Henry with an x-ray today. He's scheduled to go back on Friday.

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cavykatie

Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:48 am


C'mon Henry, get rid of that stone pronto!

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dgarriques
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Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:44 am


Keep drinking Henry. Hugs.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:40 am


Glad your boy is feeling better today. We are all eager to hear about his x-ray. It would be wonderful if the stone actually dissolved! I'm really hoping for this miracle.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:50 pm


Me too! I don't think Actigal works for all pigs. I hope yours is the exception.

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TWP_2

Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:44 pm


His urine is light pink to orange right now, rather than the red bloody urine he has produced frequently over the past few weeks.

I keep praying that this works.

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Piggster

Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:38 pm


Sending positive vibes to Henry. I really hope you continue to see an improvement in him snd that the Actigall breaks this stone up.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:40 pm


If it does (hope it does hope it does hope it does), can you get the composition of some of the sludge, or just a urinalysis, on Friday?

It would be interesting to see if some types of stones respond to Actigall where others don't.

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:11 pm


I do so hope this works. Do see if you can learn how to do subcues. Sometimes, they're a real lifesaver.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:55 am


Sending more good thoughts for Henry.

Some tips for subcues can be found here:
LINKS - Fluid Therapy / "Subcues"

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:25 pm


Henry just did something really weird.

He refused a Critter Berry.

But I saw him pee, and he pounced on the fresh hay pile.

I wonder what that means?

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TWP_2

Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:23 pm


I think the medicines are playing havoc with his sense of taste, frankly.

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:24 pm


That, no. 1, definitely. No. 2, how old are the Critter Berries? I think they lose their fresh aroma even while they're still in date and still good.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:41 pm


Our pigs don't give Critter Berries time to go bad. With four pigs getting two a day, they go fast.

He wolfed down everything else we gave him today.

Tomorrow is the big day - he gets his x-ray at 11 to see if the actigall is making any difference.

GP Estates
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Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:03 pm


Fingers crossed for Henry!

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