And thank you. I will try not to give up and will be hopeful if another med is able to be given to him and be able to munch on some critical care
And no worries. I will be awake all night
This is a bit heart breaking
It is definitely gonna be a long night unless by a miracle he decides to munch on the syringe when trying to see if he reacts to it.
I dont know if thay is safe but even if he let's me hand feed him, indent feel comfortable using that as this was given to me from an er who said they want to see if he can pass the stone on his own and If I did follow them, he would do passed away
- And got the T-shirt
Also, I don't know of an over-the-counter pain medication that is appropriate for guinea pigs. You'd have to find a vet to prescribe something.
Sadly my handsome brown bear has passed away at 11:47pm. The pain was too much for him and caused too much stress on him that his heart couldn't keep up. I was too much in my feels to realize that he would be in a bunch of pain when she mentioned the meds probably wore off when I went to pick him up.
Even doe my resources were limited due to the bladder stone worsening at a fast timing, I did everything I could and was able to find the perfect vet locations from around here to give him the best care possible.
I will miss my big bubba very dearly. His explosive popcorns and his high vocalizations to his loud rumble struts. He was the boss. Just thinking about it puts a smile in my face.
I do have one apology towards him and it is I am so so so sorry you had to go out like that in so much pain embraced by me to make sure you don't run off and hurt yourself. Who can blame anyone. It must of been so horrible and I am truly sorry Buuurrriiittooo! Only he would know that emphasize towards his name :) I love you so much and will never forget you. Rest in peace my sweet sweet baby prince.
He was a bonded pair with the female. Due to the spending and driving around, i don't know if I feel comfortable being able to take care of 2 pigs at once. Definitely can take care of her no problem and if the stones never happened, I could of taken care of both babys no problem as well.
I need to keep an eye out on her. She needs x ray so i can rule out that she doesn't have some kind of stone. They did have the same diet after all. Recently Is when I adjusted how much pellets i would give. I assume the pellets was what had the most salt in their diet. Also able to adjust their weight by the amount I would give them.
So far she is doing good. I let her grieve but I think today will be the burial for him. I just needed to think.
Yes I know pigs are social animals, that it is cruel to just have 1, they can get depressed as well and they may never be the same unless another pig is introduced. My problem is how much money I put aside for their everyday care aka veggies and money for other things and the emergency fund for vet visits or need meds ext...
Then add that I do go to school as well so I balance that out. She is always curious what my hands are doing and it is more of a technical pig. She would access situations and sometimes, a big scardy cat. God I hope she pulls through. I would never give her up unless her health is at risk. That is the only time I would consider it. I would never be selfish and kill her due to me.
And yes especially how she managed to get rid of the stone. Best case scenario. Just bad timing as everything was closed exept far away aninal hospitals. He wouldn't have made it. Better to be here at home with the people, and piggy, who loves him dearly.
What I have seen suggested by others for similar situations is when you feel you are both ready see if you can take her along to a rescue and see how she is with the piggies they have available.
Our little boy was by himself for about 6+ months and seemed to do OK but he didn't have a companion initially and I did spend a lot of time fussing over him so he got a lot of attention and would popcorn all over his cage when I was spot cleaning and wheek when he wanted fussing. He is now in with our 3 girls after being snipped at the start of December.
It is probably harder for a piggy who is used to a companion to then be alone but others may have more experience of that.