This is her uterus. The big thing is the pyometra (uterine infection). It is absolutely awful that was growing in her and I had no idea. She was perfectly healthy and happy and you would have never known. If anyone ever sees blood, get to the vet immediately. This thing was huge and we had no idea until the morning there was blood on her fleece.
This is her a few hours after surgery when we went to visit her. The dr. told me to bring some veggies but she was not interested at all. It was scary seeing her like this, she did not look good at all.
This is a picture of her insicion.
This is her resting and recovering.
Here she is perking up a bit.
Thanks for all the good wishes and the compliments on our pretty girl, we agree. She is such a love bug and a real trooper.
Yesterday I thought everything was fine because her poops, while small, were formed perfectly and were pellet like. Not at all soft or smooshy if she stepped on them. Today I woke up and there is a bunch of smooshy poop again. She goes back to the dr. tomorrow for a post-op checkup. I may call later today if it stays soft.
The really good news is that she has really been putting on the weight consistently. She has gone from 904 grams on Sunday to 958 grams yesterday. 54 grams in 3 days is pretty impressive, I think.
- You can quote me
Bear in mind that as awful as this was for you, this was vital for her. You may very well have saved her life right there.
Cavies are intended to graze continuously, not eat "meals". Being able to get food into her every couple of hours makes an enormous difference.
Glad to hear she's doing well.
The soft droppings I would bet are being caused by the Baytril (enrofloxacin).