Rescue pig Piglet

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lisam

Post   » Wed May 14, 2008 1:10 am


What's strange is that she already seems to be using the one leg a little better already! Would the vitamin B shot make that much of a difference?

Talishan
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Post   » Thu May 15, 2008 6:49 pm


It certainly could. The B complex is essential to nerve and nervous system function. A shot will also make them feel noticeably better very quickly.

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Bethie
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Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 12:35 am


That is fantastic news. I was on B6 for my neurological problem. Hopefully, she will continue to improve. I wonder if improved diet will help, or if she has a B processing problem and will need to continue to be supplimented.

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lisam

Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 1:05 am


She's moving around more, and getting the better foot underneath her more, but still tends to drag the right leg. I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but I've been scattering her goodies around so that she has to move more.

Talishan
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Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 5:19 pm


Until or unless she evidences pain, I think it's a good idea. The more she moves, the more she will be able to.

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lisam

Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 5:58 pm


Today she even sat with both her back legs underneath her, instead of dragging behind.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 6:17 pm


Hey, great news.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri May 16, 2008 6:31 pm


That certainly sounds positive.

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Bethie
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Post   » Sat May 17, 2008 4:35 am


I'm amazed at how fast Piglet is recovering. It is really good news. Such tough little girl. She just needed some TLC and B.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Mon May 19, 2008 12:45 pm


Hooray for Piglet and great job kudos to lisam!

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JudiL-MetroGPRescue
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Post   » Mon May 19, 2008 7:32 pm


Indeed!

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lisam

Post   » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:55 pm


Update on Piglet--

When we got back from our vacation we gave Piglet a cagemate. She began to move around more, and now you wouldn't even know she had ever had trouble walking.

However, she must still have some nerve damage. She must dribble urine or something, because she's always wet and gets that scale on her back legs. I was cleaning her off and massaging some coconut oil into the area yesterday and she had a seizure.

She's had seizure-like episodes when she first came here. It seems to happen when she's being handled and is very upset.

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Feylin

Post   » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:31 pm


Can you try wrapping her in a towel or a fleece so she feels safer? Do you suppose anything is actually hurting back there?

Poor Piglet. :( Does she have to go back to school? I think if you document her injuries to the principal you can make a case to get her out of there.

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lisam

Post   » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:37 pm


No, I think she'll probably end up staying here, at least until I get a hand on this seizure thing.

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lisam

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:45 pm


I was able to bathe her today without her having a seizure, and trimmed the hair really short back there. I was able to watch her urinate, and she did it with no problems, like a normal pig would. So I wonder why she keeps getting all this gunky scaly stuff around there?

I don't bathe her or use the Desitin as much as I'd like, because of the seizures. I'm trying to do it every few days.

I think I'll take her back to the vet, and get a culture to find out exactly what's going on.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:57 pm


Good to hear about Piglet having fewer seizures. A culture will probably help. Please give her an extra scritch from me.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:08 pm


I think the culture is a good idea, but her seizing under stress for no other apparent reason brings Tater to mind:

http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35890

Heaven knows Piglet has every reason from her past environment to react this way.

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Knhappyface

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:50 pm


In grade 7, we had a class hamster. Believe me, class pets go through ALOT more than one could expect. The poor guy was named "The Thing" - and he was dropped, squeezed, dangled, and mishandled in every way imaginable. Not to mention the kids tried to feed him marshmellows, hot dogs, and food that isn't even good for people. I bought him from the teacher after a month or two because I felt so bad for the poor guy, and he lived happily for another year and a half.

It's very possible that she has alot of underlying problems - that is, if she was handled as badly as "The Thing" was.

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lisam

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:56 pm


Wow, I just read that thread, Talishan. I had posted on it, but then forgot about it.

Tater's seizures look very, very similar to Piglet's. I don't think Piglet's are mite related, but you never know. Piglet had another seizure today while I was trying to clean off some of the gunk around her private area.

I haven't had a chance to take her to the vet, with all the abscessed males I've been dealing with. I hate to leave her all gunky and smelly, but I also hate the seizures.

I wonder if bedding her on fleece would make her less gunky?

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Amy0204
We miss our sweet Oreo

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:22 pm


Our first pig and the one who melted our hearts for all future pigs was a classroom pet. It took her awhile to come around, but once she felt secure and confident, she turned into the most personable animal I've ever known...and so loving and appreciative. We really miss Oreo.

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