Heart pig? and stupid e-vet

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Kermie831

Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:27 am


Is anyone that has experience with heart pigs still up? I am working on uploading a video to see what you guys think. Pretty sure Oreo is hooting. I know he is rumbling too, but I could not capture the noise with just the camera... he was not loud enough, but there are hoots before and after I think...

As it is 1:30am, I called my local e-vet and asked for thier experience with small animals, there was a long pause. and then I interjected that I though my gp was in chf. There was another long pause and I said... congestive heart failure... he said he did not understand and i needed to be more specific... this is the Vet tech answering the phone... sorry, you are not touching my pig! My vet opens at 8.

and I am sorry, I do not know how to fix my link.

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Bethie
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Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:31 am


The link worked for me. It sounded like the brrring that Sid does. But I have no experience with heart pigs. I mainly wanted to say that the link works.

I would not let someone touch my pig for any reason if they didn't know what congestive heart failure was, either!

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Kermie831

Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:35 am


and now he is just hooting by himself... and the camera will not pick it up... GRRR. Why does everyone get sick when the vet is not open??? :)

Thanks so much for letting me know!

HollyT
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Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:19 pm


Hooting sounds like a cross between an owl and a dove. The burring is normal but I can't see your link.

pinta

Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:48 pm


there's a huge pic of film blocking all the posts - I can't read this thread.

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Kermie831

Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:11 pm


I emailed a link to you... sorry the link does not work :(. My vet was not in to see Oreo today, but he has been my constant companion today... no hooting... eating fine, no hooting after exertion.

HollyT
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Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:43 pm


I will try to open it at work tomorrow.

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Mum
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Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:47 pm


I clicked on the link and could see/hear the video.

If the sound is turned way up it sounds like very definite hooting to me.

Time to get an xray of the heart and lungs.

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Mum
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Post   » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:03 pm


Sorry, I meant to add that this is the video.

You have to turn the sound up and listen closely to hear the hooting - but it's clear.

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Kermie831

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:03 am


Thanks mum. For your thoughts and fixing the link.

Hopefully my vet will be back tomorrow :(.

pinta

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:49 am


No, theres a large pic someone posted covering the posts. My browser can't handle pics posted in a certain way. They don't fit within the posts and overlap everything making it impossible to read the thread.

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poppypiggy

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:49 am


The first time I went to the (original) link I got a message saying this was an "adult page" that could put my marriage and job at risk, and then an offer to erase all links to it on my computer! When I go there now it works fine.

HollyT
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Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:24 pm


The jury's out for me. I hear normal burring but inbetween there are a couple hoo hoos that I can't tell if it is just part of the burring. In my experience, the hoo hooing is done at rest and not when they are making other noises. If I had to pick, I'd say it is okay but you should just listen for other stuff at rest maybe.

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Kermie831

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:40 pm


He's been doing it more, and at rest. Got ahold of my vet.. We are going to do a trial of lotensin and lasix. Here is how wonderful my vet is... he was leaving this afternoon for a vet conference in the town I live in, so I was just going to drive the hour there and hour back. Well if you read general chat you will find my apt building caught fire this am and we had to evacuate. I called the vet to tell him I was not going to be able to come in the time he was there, since he was leaving soon and I was still unpacking the pigs out of the laundry baskets. His son is picking up the meds from the office, taking them home to his dad (the vet) and he will bring them to me tonight... at no charge. I just have to being Oreo to have him check it out. I could just cry.

HollyT
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Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:19 pm


I would probably hold off on lasix until an xray confirmed fluid in the lungs. Anyone else's thoughts?

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Kermie831

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:27 pm


That might be a good idea, but he does sound horribly course.

HollyT
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Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:29 pm


Are you sure it's not a URI?

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Kermie831

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:35 pm


Eating/voiding/pooping fine, good appetite - just hoots after exertion and a little later at night and in the am. He is not wheezy, just hoots and is course. No coughing (except in the ams), sneezing, crusty eyes or discharge. Our vet saw him for his last post-op check about a month ago, and when I called him today he said he was more than likely a heart pig. He is very laid back and sleeps with his eyes closed... often falls asleep on my lap. He also has a pea eye.

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Mum
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Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:11 pm


I don't like to give lasix without seeing fluid in the lungs on xray.

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Kermie831

Post   » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:42 pm


Ok, I shall talk to the vet tomorrow (when I pick up the meds) and see where we can get a x-ray (since most of the local vets will be at the conference!)

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