Bee 's Medical thread

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:40 pm


I'm heading out to get CriticalCare this afternoon, the closest place that sells it is pretty far but it's alright. Bee needs the calories. Can I put the VitaDrops directly in that? It seems like it would kill two birds with one stone.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 pm


Alright not sure where my last reply went, apologies if there's two replies for you.

I'm going out to get CriticalCare this afternoon, Bee needs the calories. Can I put the VitaDrops directly in that when I syringe it to her?

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:54 pm


Yes, you can put it in the critical care.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:58 pm


I got CriticalCare, made some, and offered it to her. She seemed interested, but she didn't eat much. Is there any way you guys know of that will entice her to eat it? I have syringes but I'd prefer if she'd take it herself. She does eat a lot of hay, though.

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm


Mix some of her favorite fruit/veggie in it and see if that helps.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:06 pm


Alright I'll try that, thanks!

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:05 pm


I found some poos, here's an image:
https://gyazo.com/9149e71070e4e4004ca877987ee25bbb
Do they look okay to you guys? I know she's still healing but they don't reveal any other problems right?

Also you can keep the image for further reference.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 pm


It's actually a lot browned than the picture turned out, sort of a green-tan color.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am


Here's your image:



I think there is a range of color from tan to dark, depending on what is being eaten. If these were the cecal feces, they would be even greener and stinky.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 am


She eats mostly hay right now, so maybe that's a contributing factor.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:44 pm


Hi, again!

Bee seems to be doing well, she won't eat anything much besides hay but I'm getting her C through VitaDrops in her water (which I replace every thirty minutes or so). She does have a goopy eye, I've included a picture below. (Sorry it's a bit low quality)

https://gyazo.com/1b022eb058fb929cd5b1dd4b94b5854d

Does this look like an illness or just stress? Also, how do I get her to eat more than just hay so she can regain her strength?

Thanks for all your help!

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Post   » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:07 am


I would try to syringe the vitamin C once or twice daily directly instead of putting it in the water.

Are you weighing daily? You mentioned crackly breathing earlier -- a possible URI. It is good she is eating hay but of course she needs more variety to get proper nutrients. What is her behavior like?

www.guinealynx.info/uri.html

www.guinealynx.info/weigh.html

www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:55 am


Hi, everyone!

Sorry I haven't gotten back in a while. It's been a busy week for everyone here. Bee seems to be doing much better, she's eating normal food and drinks from a bottle again and no crackly breathing anymore as far as I can tell.

I tried to put her back in with her cage mates and she attacked them, however, so I'm letting her live on her own in the meantime until I can bond her again.

As for weight, I don't have a scale precise enough for that any more since my last one broke and I haven't gone out and gotten another, but visibly she seems to be gaining weight.

Thanks again for all your help!
Fred

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Post   » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:35 pm


Great news! Thanks for the update. Do get another scale. They are so important!

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:24 pm


Hi, all!

Bee's still doing okay but she's been pretty wobbly lately. She's still interested in food but she's pretty wobbly (ditto) and has slightly weepy/crusty eyes. Any ideas? Just hasn't regained her strength, or something else? I haven't been able to get her into a very big cage yet, she's still in my quarantine cage.

Thanks!

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Post   » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm


The weepy, crusty eyes tell me your guinea pig is likely still ill. Are you still giving antibiotics, weighing daily, and hand feeding if needed?

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 pm


Definitely making sure she's eating/drinking and that it all comes back out. Haven’t gotten her to a vet yet but I’ll see about that soon.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:09 pm


So I'm going to try and get her into the vet on Monday, because right now she's still eating/drinking. She's still very wobbly but much less eye and nose discharge and no raspy breath or any other breathing problems. In the meanwhile I'm getting her as much vitamin C as possible with yellow bell peppers and a bit of parsley and other things she likes. She's also been eating a lot of hay and some of her actual diet, so that's good I guess. Do you guys think it's possible I didn't quite fully treat the scurvy the first time and now it's come back? That's the only thing I can think of besides a possible ear infection which would cause wobbliness as well.

Thanks!
Fred

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Post   » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:46 pm


If you are giving a good diet, there should be no issues with a lack of vitamin C. It is much more likely she has a URI or the ear infection you suggest.

fredwardtegreat

Post   » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:44 pm


Right, after watching her all day I’m fairly sure it’s an ear infection. She was doing the clicking/grinding her teeth in pain and the wobbling/head tilt is really her only symptom. I’m going to try and get her to the vet tomorrow but in the meantime I’ll look in my homeopathic veterinary medicine book for a temporary solution. She’s not got too bad of a head tilt, too, so if I catch this now it may stop it from developing. I do have another pig that I rescued with head tilt and she’s doing just fine, maybe they’ll get along now! I’ll let you know what the vet says if I manage to get her to one tomorrow.

Thanks again for all your help!
Fred

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