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Charybdis

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 2:43 am


Just having some input is help, Julian. I really have no idea. She just ate half a leaf of Chard then lay down and is whimpering. She doesn't like for me to touch her sides or stomach. This is a stoic pig. I think she is in some pain. I will wait another half hour.

Charybdis

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 2:46 am


Pee! Yipee! Pee!

Julian
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 2:53 am


Good news. If she is peeing, push those fluids.

I remember when my MIL was in kidney and liver failure in CCU and she peed. My husband and I danced for joy down the hall. I'd imagine you are doing the same.

Okay, it apears safe to go to bed tonight. Rest well, little Meg. You get some rest too Chary.

Charybdis

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 2:58 am


Thank you, Julian.

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melcvt00

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 8:01 am


I wonder if she had a stone get stuck, then it came back out.

Charybdis

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 2:13 pm


I made an appointment for the vet to remove the stones and the piece of the ovary on Tuesday. Will he know to flush out the kidney or is that something I need to remind him to do?

Besides daily SQs, is there anything else I can do for her?

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 9:36 pm


Assume nothing.

Good luck.

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Fri May 07, 2004 11:41 pm


I think you've got it covered.

Charybdis

Post   » Tue May 11, 2004 6:08 pm


Meg came through her surgery o.k. The vet removed 2 medium and 2 small bladder stones and removed also that piece of ovary. I can pick her up in a few hours.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Tue May 11, 2004 6:15 pm


Three cheers for Meg!

Julian
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue May 11, 2004 7:11 pm


Good luck to Meg. If any pig deserves a break, it is her.

Charybdis

Post   » Tue May 11, 2004 10:16 pm


She is a tough old girl. She looks good. Started eating pellets the minute I put her back in the cage.

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 12:59 am


Great!

Charybdis

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 1:02 am


She just rushed out for veggies, as usual. They gave her a Torb injection at 2, which was 8 hours ago. Another in 4 hours?

Julian
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 1:11 am


Eating on their own is always a good sign!

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 1:12 am


What dosage are you using?

Torb can be given more often than q8-12 hours, even SQ. IV usually wears off the fastest. Every animal is different, but if she is showing pain, you can dose q6-8 hours SQ easily without overdoing it...

Charybdis

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 1:21 am


I do not know what dose they gave her at the clinic. What I have here is Torb injectable, and the dose is .10 orally. It is not compounded.

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 1:32 am


Is it the 10mg/ml or the 2 mg/ml? If it's the 10mg/ml, you're giving her about half the acceptable dosage.

I usually use the 2 mg/kg dose (also listed in Carpenter's). Carpenter's says it can be given SQ q2-4h, but I've never had to use it so often. Even if you have the 10mg/ml stuff, your dosing sounds on the lower side, so it would be perfectly fine to redose sooner if she seems to need it.

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Becky

Post   » Wed May 12, 2004 11:51 pm


I'm so glad your little Meg is doing well. She's such a great pig. Personality plus.

Charybdis

Post   » Thu May 13, 2004 2:15 am


Personality, indeed! She was all lovey in the car but as soon as she realized we were back at home she started head-butting me furiously. Now she is back to giving me that intense look of horror every time I go near her. Never ONCE have I tried to eat her, but you wouldn't know it to see her expression.

Anyways, she is still doing fine. Plenty of poops, and she is drinking and eating normally.

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