Despite everything, Rosie has maintained her top pig status, but I doubt a younger pig would be willing to take that as read! There is also Purdie who is blind and has no concept of normal guinea pig manners - the others got used to this over time, and are very tolerant of her now.
The trials of having geriatric piggies :S
It's about pea sized, unconnected to skin or muscle, and doesn't seem to bother her at all when I palpate it. I'm not sure if it's brand new or always been there as it's really well hidden.
The vet showed me that she has one equal sized on the other side, and that they were her thyroid glands, perhaps slightly swollen but not too much. Gracie of course is completely unimpressed that I took her to the vets to have her thyroids confirmed...
Anyway, before I hang my head in paranoid shame, is it fine that her thyroid glands are a little swollen? Her behaviour, eating, drinking, poop, pee, weight etc are all completely normal, and she is not living fairly happily with Foster and Tahini with minimal arguments.
However, her behaviour hasn't changed except that she is a little tired (though that could be because Tahini is in heat and has been bugging her a lot), and her appetite and drinking and everything are the same.
Obviously she isn't a candidate for surgery but I think we'll have to get this lump checked out :/
Before this she was so healthy and young for her age. We're both totally devestated.
Sleep well sweetheart x