Diablo's Medical Thread

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:41 pm


No, the photos haven't arrived yet.
Diablo is doing well! He's still being his happy-go-lucky self. Right now he's just chilling in his pigloo. He's been eating well, and just devouring his Critical Care. I'm almost positive that he'll be well enough to attend the pignic next week.
Thanks for caring!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:42 pm


Darn! They weren't returned to me. I still have the negatives, however.

You haven't moved since the pignic, have you?

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:51 pm


Nope, I haven't moved. Maybe the mail is just being really slow.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:39 pm


If you haven't got them by Friday I will give them to you at the pignic.

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:33 am


Diablo has been drinking practically nonstop. I mean, literally a quarter of the day. This has only been happening for the last few days; it just started all of a sudden. I think it might be a problem with the water bottle because it's been a bit leaky. But I switched the water bottle, and he's still at it. Elsie hasn't been drinking more than usual, so I guess the water bottle thing has been ruled out.
All other behavior is normal and he is not exhibiting any other symptoms of diabetes. Do I still need to get him checked out?

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:07 pm


I would if I were you, but hey, I'm anal retentive.

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:47 pm


Thanks, Jane. I'm just monitoring him at this point, and he hasn't been drinking nearly as much today.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:01 pm


Sudden excessive thirst might be alarming, if you get a chance, it would be safer to have Diablo checked.

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:09 pm


Diablo's ear infection seems to have come back. I took him to the vet today, and that is what she suspects is wrong. He's lost quite a lot of weight lately, and has also seemed to have more balance issues than he did in the past.

He's now in a separate cage so that I can monitor his eating/drinking/pooping better, and also to be sure that Elsie doesn't do anything that might stress him out more.

To make sure he stays hydrated, I have to give him sub-qs, 10-20CC twice a day. He's also getting .1CC meloxicam 1X a day, .4CC thimethaprim sulfa 2X a day, .3CC baytril 2X a day, and .3CC cisapride 2X a day.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:11 pm


At least you are on top of this, doing all you can. Now your guy has to get better!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:01 am


Pippin goes to see Dr. C today. We will think about you.

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:05 am


I read on another thread that subcue fluid should be heated to body temperature before you use it. What's the recommended method for heating it?

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JaneDoe

Post   » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:18 am


How is he doing today?

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:20 am


It's been doing pretty well. He's eating Critical Care ravenously. He hasn't gained much weight, but he's being very active and curious.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:09 am


Yeah, that sounds like Pippin. He is gaining a little weight back.

Diablo's sister is thinking of him.

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3 Little Pigs

Post   » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:15 am


Diablo is gone. He died at 1:45 am last night. The last thing he ever heard was, "I love you."

I'll post a thread about it later. Right now, I just don't have the energy or the heart to do it.

Thanks to all of you guys for your support and advice. Diablo's life would have been much shorter without you.

I need a hug.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:32 am


I'm so sorry Diablo has gone to the Bridge. It was sweet that he was with you and you were telling him how much he was loved although I'm sure he already knew that.

Rest well sweet Diablo in a place with endless parsley and no pain.

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Smoskaly
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Post   » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:22 pm


Diablo loves you, too! I am sure he is thanking you for taking such steadfast care of him for so many months.

We will miss you, Diablo! See you on the other side of the bridge...

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:32 pm


Oh, 3 Little Pigs, I am so sorry he's gone. This is the sad part of loving our guinea pigs.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:42 pm


Hug.

Godspeed and safe passage, Diablo. We all love you too, and will never forget you.

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