I just wondered if it was after the meet and greet. It seems like the gassiness follows being stressed out, but I wasn't sure.
That could be. He's seemed bad after a car trip (stress), when the new guys first moved in (stress), when Gilbert and Sully each passed (stress), and with the Tom fights and the newest new guy irritation.
If he has heart issues, are these typically treatable with lasix?
Henry actually seemed excited about taking a trip, and while in the Rubbermaid container in the car, he was standing with his front feet on top of the pigloo, trying to look out the window. He was also playing cutsy pie with Dr. Miller, though he did ensure the visit was a challenge by squishing poop between the toes of both front feet. You know, just to make him fun to pick up.
Dr. Miller looked at his war wound (we found a honkin' huge scab on his side, and we were concerned part of his problem might be an abcess). When she looked at it, the scab came off and the skin was perfectly healed. She couldn't feel anything weird under it, but she said we should keep checking it over the next week to see if it gets red, hot, or develops a bump.
She listened to his abdomen and heart. The gas wasn't making much noise, and she said that his heart sounded healthy and strong. She did say that she didn't know enough about guinea pig hearts to be able to tell if she was looking at a properly sized heart in an x-ray. So she wants to rule out abdominal issues first. She palpitated thoroughly for any bumps or lumps and couldn't find anything. Since he was having a more normal day today, she said to give him probiotic for the next week and take veggies in and out of his diet to see if there is a particular green that's triggering the gas problem.
If none of that makes a difference, then we'll probably have to take him up to K-State for full diagnostics. I just hate to put him through that trip. A total of four hours on the road in one day really stresses him out.
I can't imagine that happening!
It's been a stressful couple of months for all of you. Henry lost 2 best friends, made a few long drives to K State, met and made new friends and one that wasn't so nice. That's alot for a little guy of his age. He might just be showing his stress through his GI.
Under watchful eyes, see if things just don't straighten themselves out with everything being status quo.
Grandpa Henry has his new buddies and now Papa Tom has his little buddy, so hopefully with everyone settled you just get to enjoy and not worry. :)
- For Rocky
He was super bloaty earlier. After giving him priobiotic and simethicone, he peed on my leg, passed some gas, and then dropped some poop on my leg. Then he looked like he felt better.
I wish I could find some sort of rhyme or reason to his issues.
I haven't read all the way back thru, but it might be time to get an Xray, and if clear of partial blockages, start Henry on some motility drugs; most probably Reglan will be recommended.
We can give Henry any greens we want to as long as the pile includes butter lettuce and we give him a tiny bit of critical care afterwards. As long as there is butter lettuce and critical care, he makes nice, healthy poop and doesn't need simethicone or probiotic. If we take out one or the other, he has trouble.
Huh? What's that all about?