Blind, deaf, and toothless baby Einstein-piggy

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Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:53 pm


Yeah right, he was trying to impress her.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:55 pm


She was impressed at how well-endowed both of the boys were.

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:29 pm


Totally. And all Salana's pigs are very, very cute!

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:13 am


At least the fellow has some modesty if he got embarrassed.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:31 am


I know Jackie is a porn star, but I don't want to hear about boar glue on Einey. How was Crazy Cuddles?

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:17 pm


Einy got another tooth trim. He didn't even screech as much this time. His right eye was significantly crustier than his left (a little bit of crustiness seems normal for both of his eyes) so he has a teeny tiny tube of triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment. What's the best way to apply it? I won't have the problem of him seeing me coming with it, but I don't want to hurt his useless little eyes.

I have been giving him the Metacam and vitamin C every day. He has grown accustomed to the smell/taste of the metacam, because he always gets his tasty C treat right afterwards.

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michiganangel72
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:33 pm


Salana, Einy is quite the celebrity in Michigan. I sent out all of the cards that you sent me to my friends and relatives and I'm still getting phone calls asking about the wonder pig.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:34 pm


Well, you can tell them that he weighs 100g more than his last visit, up to a record high of 765.

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michiganangel72
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:38 pm


Keep up the good work Einy!! it's those delicious peachy pellets.

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sallymac
Cavia Emptor

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:19 pm


Salana -
I've had a bit too much experience with the teeny tiny tube of triple ab ointment. It's an acquired skill, but much easier with a piggie who can't see.

I hold the piggie against myself or secured on a table, put my hands around pigz head so that I have my forefinger above and middle finger below the eye, so that the pig can't move and poke him/herself. Also, it helps you to control their blinking reflex.

I have the tube ready and waiting, and squeeze out about 1/4 inch "log" (or line) of the goo horizontally on the eyeball. Before they escape from your lock-hold, I try to move the log of goo around the eye surface to get good coverage by moving my hand gently to ensure the sides of the eye conjunctiva have been coated in the ointment. If you do the spreading slowly enough, they usually think it's a massage and don't completely freak out (except for Prin, who has left me with scars to this day).

I wish you the best!

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:32 pm


Oh, so that's what they mean by printing a dose of 1/8" to 1/4".

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sallymac
Cavia Emptor

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:50 pm


Yep -
My experience is that I just smear on whatever amount ends up sticking. I'm usually wearing the rest.

Sometimes it goes well, and we have a nice clean dash of ointment. Other times, I just squeeze to beat the band, and whatever survives the tirade is the dose given.

I'm not sure that it would be easy to overdose this med - it seems that coverage is the primary design. Any excess should be wiped off, just so nobody licks it off for a jello dessert. (Yech.)

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jenny

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:39 pm


I just squeeze mine onto my finger tip and wipe it on the eye. I'm always too afraid I'll poke his little eye out with the metal tip. Plus, I think a finger is a little softer on the eye.

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:50 pm


If it touches your finger it's no longer sterile. Luckily Arthur didn't mind getting his on a daily basis so I could put a dab directly on his eye and close his eyelid for him. I never touched the medicine.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:18 pm


Okay, Einstein's tooth trims have been pretty normal and he got up to something like 850g last month. I then switched to Cavy Cuisine and he went down gradually to about 750g. I last weighed him on Saturday or Sunday and he was 750g, but today at the vet he was 682g. I can't believe I didn't notice the drop in weight. His teeth were very sharp this time, and of course they were clipped and I got to see them! (I'm going to try to get some pictures taken so everyone can marvel at Einstein's strange mouth.) Anyway, I brought him home, gave him his Metacam, and he's chowing down right now.

I had noticed he was drooling more into his food bowl.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:13 pm


Poor Einstein. I hope this trim takes care of him for a while.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:27 am


Well, apparently his little toofers are still hurting. He keeps waking me up with his crying, and not gaining weight, so I've been giving him Critical Care (which he doesn't mind at all) and I'm taking him to the vet today. Along with silly Cuddle-wuddles.

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Brianna
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Post   » Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:28 am


Good luck with the vet visit today, Salana.

Robyn3939
Lethal Lover

Post   » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:43 pm


How's my little man doing? Did he get his toofer problem solved? Poor little guy. You know he just wants you to feed him CC, like a good piggy slave.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:19 pm


The vet said he had one extra pointy bit that might be causing pain, and trimmed that. So hopefully Einy's toofers (WHO FIRST SAID THAT?? YOU GOT ME ADDICTED!!!) will be feeling better and he'll go back to packing on the pudge.

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