You'll find a range of fasting/not fasting experiences. My personal choice would be to include hay and water at all times. I think Pinta had a pig that required fasting. If a pig is fasted for a long period of time, you have to deal with the lack of food moving through the gut and the guinea pig may need iv fluids (or something to make up for the loss of nutrients).
I lost a pig on the table that died when food got into the throat and won't risk it again. There ia a pocket in the throat too deep down for swabbing that can collect food. Under sedation, the food can back into the throat.
Dumb question but I'm tired and have a headache, so maybe tracis can help me look. Are there any pictures of sutures/stitches on here that I can compare Sebastian's to? Stone surgery, I mean. I don't know why, but his seem a little...loose to me. Are they supposed to be very tight? I should say, the stitches themselves look fine, but the little bit of thread that she has tied into a knot at the end of each stitch looks a little loose (if that makes sense). There are three separate stitches.
Bassy ate Critical Care a few minutes ago, and has been munching a bit of hay.
Dr. M. wants me to give Bactrim for 10 days, Metacam for a couple of days or so, and do subques tomorrow and Saturday.
She gave me the stone as well as some of the solidified sludge that had filled his bladder. I will post pics of them tomorrow.