- GL is Just Peachy
Of course, the conjunctiva is always kind of exposed, I suppose...
I hope you have enough antibiotics for everyone and nobody else gets it, Chary.
- I GAVE, dammit!
But I believe she said that Sebastian is downstairs, and she bleaches herself before other pigs.
So, is that to say that Sebastian should have been in another house? I understand airborne, for some reason I would have thought on another level behind close doors you would be safe.
This must be some really nasty stuff.
Is Sebastian a CL pig? I can't keep track of the sick ward at your house, Chary. I thought all the CL pigs were together.
Some things are spread through air once something has burst, that could be possible. But, none actually bursts right? They were aspirated on the other pig, and I'm guessing the junk was disposed of and never would have come into contact with this pig.
Now I know why we often have to throw away our cloth chairs in exam rooms at the animal hospital if a very contagious disease patient comes in. Some stuff is just so risky... maybe also spray any surfaces that the infected pigs could have been on (like your computer desk if you put them up there while holding them and typing ever) with Lysol or something?
Gosh we need a diagnosis of this! Darn holidays!
I checked all of my pigs, no abcess-like lump anywhere above the waist.
Please dont panic yet Chary. We dont know for sure. Phyllis very well may just have a very unfortunately coincidental abcess...
Yes, Sebastian is a CL pig. We separated him before we aspirated his lumps. Cynthia and I did it in the downstairs bathroom wearing gloves and using lots of alcohol. The needles and gloves were immediately disposed of.
We have found an ER vet in South Pasadena who will aspirate the lumps (for a $95 exam fee, dear God) and send them out for cytology. The problem is, once we open those cysts, she becomes potentially very contagious. The only place I could isolate her would be a) outside--much too hot, or b) in the upstairs bathroom, which is adjoining the room where the dumpster pigs and itchy and scratchy are. But I still have to open that door from time to time if I want to shower and pee.
Strep Throat--Though your pet is probably not the culprit bringing strep into your household each year, the possibility does exist. Recently, researchers have found that it's more likely that people are infecting their pets. In any case, keep your children from kissing, licking or exchanging food by mouth with their pets.
Here is her post in the reference forum: http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=769
[briana d, change your bookmarks to the www.guinealynx.info address and drop the temporary inspire address -- Lynx]