Even though she has hay, pellets, baby carrots, and romaine in her cage, she is trying to eat the towel, the wooly bed, and cage itself. She is wandering around the cage biting and tugging at things.
There are now 3 poops in there, though. Almost normal size.
Thanks for the advice.
My vet isn't in today. I left a message for the other vet to call me (the first one who saw her).
Meg has not pooped in the last 4 hours. In the last 8 hours, 4 poops total that I have seen. Her belly is firm but doesn't seem bloated. Weight 4 hours ago: 930 grams. Weight now: 915 grams.
She is on Reglan every 8 hours and Simethicone (GasX) every 4 hours. Baytril, Rimadyl, pedialyte, Critical Care. Not eating on her own excpet to munch a tiny bit of Romaine.
Something is going on here.
1) Could this be AB intolerance? Wouldn't that cause diarrhea rather than constipation? Should I stop the AB for 24 hours then switch to Bactrim and risk infection in her rather delicate incision area (urethra)?
2) Could there be an impaction in the lower bowel, not palpable and not visible on x ray? She is already on a high dose of Reglan. What else, if anything, could help that?
3) Could swelling in the incision area be keeping poops from passing? What would help that? More Dex?
Thanks for any input. I'm very worried. I refuse to let this pig die.
But Chary knows that already.
And now that my internet is working right again, I was looking at the Rimadyl dose. Meg is currently 0.915kg. At a dose of 1mg/kg q12h, and the Rimadyl being used at 10mg/ml, I'm getting a dose of 0.09ml q12h. I've done the math 4 times now. So at 0.3ml, that's 3 times the dose I've figured out.