Alice's Medical Thread

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E's Moriarity

Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 5:25 pm

I am so sorry Feylin. You aren't to blame. Even if you got her to the vet earlier, emergency C-sections don't usually have a good outcome even with more time. Rest well, Alice and baby sow. :-(


Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 5:44 pm

I'm so sorry. You did everything you could. It's another sad ending to a pregnancy that should have never happened in the first place.


Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 5:49 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 6:42 pm

I'm so sorry. Rest well sweet Alice and little baby.

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Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 8:55 pm

Oh no. I'm so sorry, Feylin.

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 8:56 pm

I'm very sorry that sweet Alice and her baby are gone. So heartbreaking. She knew how much you loved her.

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Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 9:03 pm

How tragic. I'm so sorry.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 9:22 pm

I'm so very sorry Feylin.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 9:36 pm

Oh no - I'm so very sorry.

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Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 10:28 pm

Feylin, I'm very, very sorry, for Alice, for her baby, and for you.

You did the right things. Taking a guinea pig to a vet that doesn't know anything about them is worse, IMO, than taking measures you are reasonably confident of yourself, at home. She likely would have needed a C-section anyway, and, I'm sorry to say, neither would have survived it ... two days earlier, two hours earlier.

Godspeed and safe passage to both of you. We will remember you and always love you.

May someone, somehow, mark Alice's story as yet another indictment of indiscriminate breeding we may show the clueless? If Alice can save even one other life, she will not have died in vain.


Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 10:46 pm

I hardly know what to say, except that I am also so very very sorry that you and Alice had to go through this. I just read the whole thread and truly, I don't think there was anything else you could have done. Babies that are too big are simply too big -- I agree with Talishan that really she most likely would not have survived an emergency C-section.

Please take good care of yourself. She was well-loved and knew it. Poor, poor thing.

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Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 11:03 pm

Oh no. Poor Alice and baby. You did all you could for her. It was not your fault she was pregnant. I would just tell her adopter that she died due to complications of labour and a URI. The pregnancy just overwhelmed her little body. I know you're hurting, but it would have been worse, I think, if you had let her go to the adopter and then have this happen.

Sleep well, Alice and Babe. There's nothing but peace on the other side.

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Post   » Fri May 30, 2008 11:07 pm

Feylin - I'm so sorry. I could tell by what you've always said about Alice that you really cared about her. I wish for her and the little one and you as well that things could've been different.

I agree with Talishan and also hope Alice's story can be a wake up call that might save other lives.

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We miss our sweet Oreo

Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 12:06 am

I am so sorry. Feylin, you must be distraught about this. Sweet little girl never had a chance to grow up herself, then to have to suffer this way. You did a blessed thing by taking her in, loving and caring for her and working to find her a forever home. I hope you'll be ok.

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Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 12:23 am

Oh, I'm so very sorry, Feylin. It is so sad to lose a mother and pup.

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Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 12:38 am

I am so sorry for your loss Feylin.


Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 4:21 am

I am so sorry about Alice.

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Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 8:16 am

I’m so sorry Feylin. You did an excellent job rescuing and caring for Alice. You made her short life as sweet and happy as it could be.

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Post   » Sat May 31, 2008 12:55 pm

Thanks guys. It means a lot too hear all the things you said. I couldn't come back to the thread after I posted last night. I was really upset- it happened so suddenly I didn't have time to process it.

I spent the night trying to justify rearranging cages. I dont know why washing Alice's fleece and towels was so upsetting but I really felt bad about doing it. I didn't want to look at her empty cage and bed though, so Emmett Jasper now live in Alice's 2x3. CJ is back in the big cage again now and seems to be happier. CJ and Fred missed each other and now CJ can be in charge without fights breaking out.

Last night, I got an email from a person who "had an abby boy and really wanted cute abby babies". It was too much- I sent off the most nasty blistering reply about what happens when people want babies. So, yeah, I'd be happy to have Alice's story be used in any way to help.

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