I am so wiped out. She is eating. I see her. Just not eating for very long like the other 2. I keep telling myself not to panic unless she goes under 900grams.
She still eats her lettuces with great enthusiasm. It is the hay and pellets that she picks at.
So, next plan is to go to the Bunny Bunch today and get some different hay. Maybe a change from the orchard grass hay will help.
I also will do CC 2x a day still (7am and 7pm)
Right now she and Cass are rubbing noses and my heart is breaking that she has something wrong and will not be with us much longer. I love her so much.
I got up at 2 and peeked in just incase she needed me. She was nibbling from the handful of hay placed in front of her bed.
Today she is holding at 915 grams (still down about 15-25 from her average) but no loss today.
A slight loss and redistribution of weight Her shoulders become bonier and abdomen, rounder. She became a pickier eater, refusing her green pepper. (She is losing weight and picky)
Sexually aggressive. She became very pmsy and mounted her cage mates on a regular basis, also displayed herself. (Just got on Cass)
Enlarged nipples. Nipples seemed to be slightly enlarged and developed a crust. (Don't see crust)
Hair loss. A general thinning of hair, and later, loss on the sides of the abdomen (Snowflake pulled out her own hair). Healthy skin. No scratching. (Don't see hair loss)
- For the Love of Pigs
Huh. That sounds like me.
When Celia was having her abscesses drained and was sedated, they did an ultrasound because they thought her ovaries felt cystic and the ultrasound confirmed it. She's gotten 2 shots for it. The vet said sometimes that helps and sometimes it doesn't.
She stopped nipping Cass but he was mounting her all night so I think she may have been in heat.
Today she is acting normal and her weight is back up to 927!
I have watched her since 6am (15 minutes) and she has eaten veggies, then hay, then water, then a few pellets, then back to hay but has not stopped.
She does still have smaller poops. I wonder if it takes awhile to get those back to normal after a period of not eating well? I am certain she is eating and drinking enough now.
My thought is to give her a small dose of reglan to keep things moving.
- For the Love of Pigs
I'm glad Sierra's consumption is back to normal and her weight is back up.
I'm thinking of trying a pellet slurry that rshevin suggested on some thread. She said you mix water into some pellets and let it sit in the fridge until it mushes up. I wonder if that would have more grit and fiber that critical care. Celia hates critical care so for us it's worth a try.