VeBee's Medical Thread

GrannyJu1
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Post   » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:47 pm


Gotcha! Thanks! Hahahahah, to me "volatile" means FIRE! RUN!.

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:40 pm


A reasonable interpretation!!

Ditto bpatters and Lynx.

GrannyJu1
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Post   » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:31 pm


Diagnoses: Lice - Treatment: Ivermectin, Topical, behind the ears, using 1/2cc Insulin Syringe with needle broken off.

9/12/15 1187 gm .06
9/19/15 1145 gm .06
9/26/15 1183 gm .06
10/3/15 1165 gm .055
10/10/15 1183 gm .06
10/17/15 1150 gm .06+

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:44 am


"Ivomec - Injection - 1% Sterile Solution 50 mL"

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:29 pm


VeBee: Definition of health. Hahaha! My interpretation.

Dr W. in Olympia checked her on Nov. 11. Since she was the one I thought I saw the lice on, he checked her skin and hair pretty closely and couldn't find anything wrong. In fact, he couldn't find ANYTHING wrong with her. Thank God we mis-named her (Vet Bill). Seriously, he checked everything and couldn't find any indicators of something wrong or off. Hopefully Vee will have a very short medical thread that spans many years.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:33 pm


"VB". Excellent. ;-)

GrannyJu1
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Post   » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:13 am



GrannyJu1
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Post   » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:26 pm


VeBee has been limping since Friday. This morning it was much worse, to the point of sounding like an elephant when she ran on 3 legs across the cage floor (more jumping forward than running?). As soon as she stops moving forward, her front end sinks to the floor almost before her hind end gets there.

She's eating well, appears to be drinking well (certainly urinating!), and plenty of poop pellets left around - too many to just be Peek & Fuzz. She's not lost any weight, in fact, this morning she's 5 grams heavier than she was at her last weekly weigh-in on the 21st. I'll keep weighing her on a daily basis until this is over.

I unthinkingly gave her 0.05 Metacam before heading to vet where she, of course, gave no indication of being injured or in pain. He thought he might be able to feel a little swelling in her foreleg, but wasn't sure so we agreed to: Extra Vit C up to 100 mg if need be; and 0.05 Metacam (Peek's triple strength stuff) daily for the duration. If she's still limping on Friday, we'll go back to vet again. Naturally, as soon as I let her out of the carrier after getting home, she again made the awkward, and noisy, run across the cage floor.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:34 pm


I hope she gets better! VeBee is very lucky to have you as a caretaker :-)

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:48 am


I'd up the Metacam to 0.1 for a couple of days if it were me.

I think by Friday you'll see improvement. She may not be 100%, but she'll be better.

Best to her and please keep us posted.

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:19 pm


For record keeping purposes:

VeBee will now start receiving double the amount of Vit. C per Dr. Widener's orders. I'll also increase her serving of bell pepper.

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am



GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:35 am


VeBee died on Thursday, October 5, 2017. More details when I am able to write, and necropsy report comes in.

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:45 am


I'm so sorry, GJ. You've really had a terrible few months.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:41 pm


Oh, GrannyJu1, I am so sorry! I know how thoroughly inside and out you love your guinea pigs. You have all my sympathy. I know each one has had the most wonderful life with you.

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:30 pm


I'm so very sorry, GrannyJu1. My deepest sympathies to you.

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:05 am


These are x-rays the vet took the day VeBee died. She wasn't sure of the white mass on the left (might show on the right here), but thought it could be a diseased kidney or possibly an ovarian cyst. She leaned to the kidney disease.

ImageVeBee_Helms_Vebee #2 10.5.17

ImageVeBee_Helms_Vebee #1 10.5.17

If anyone can help read these x-rays, I'd sure appreciate the assistance. I've not yet received even a verbal necropsy report.

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:33 am


Verbal necropsy report came in. Ve had a lot happening to her, but the finishing touch was a hemorrhagic tumor in one of the horns of her uterus that (probably) threw out a blood clot that proceeded to one of her kidneys and lodged in the nexus of the blood vessels. This blood clot blocked all arteries in the kidney, causing a massive failure. More when I get the written report.

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daisymay
Supporter 2016-2017

Post   » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:55 am


Oh my dear friend the pain and sadness you and your husband are going through the last few months. My heart goes out to you and I am sending massive hugs to you both. To lose 3 piggies so suddenly and close together is heart wrenching. Take comfort that all 3 are together again never to be parted. Causing chaos in paradise running amuck.

RIP little VeBee. Popcorn in paradise and munch on the fresh green grass. Forever young and in perfect health. She will always be with you! When you hear the leaves blowing or a gentle breeze on your face it will be Vebee, saying hey Mum I'm here and so is Flossie and Scatter cause we love you and Dad. You were the best ever! You gave us the best of everything and loved us dearly. Until you meet again. Think of how happy you will all be then! Big hugs to you both.

I'm sure they're playing tag your it with Jessie, Jemma, Jupiter and Jasmine. Waiting for the day when we join them to be together forever. In the mean time keep them close to your heart! Any time you wish to talk I'm here for you and your husband!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:00 pm


I am so sorry. And multiple losses close together make it so much harder. I like thinking of them all together at the bridge.

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