Lulu's Lump

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crazypiggie247
The Herd Of Wonders

Post   » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:25 am


Barbara: I wasn't there when they were lanced but Izzy's had already ruptured and when the vet examined her she squeezed it to see if there was anymore and it spurted all over the table! Yuck, I won't be eating cottage cheese and pineapple any time soon. She rinsed all 4 of them out with antiseptic afterwards.

Mum: That makes sense. I actually had laid a towel down over the fleece last night since they had just been lanced. Do you think if I keep remove that and put a clean one down every day that would be the same as taking the top layer of fleece off?

I only ask because my fleece is actually a big pad that I sewed together. It's one layer of fleece and 2 layers of terry cloth underneath it. Very absorbent but I haven't been able to get some more fleece to make a full second set of pads yet. I have one right now but need a couple more to have a full set.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:19 am


Yes, a towel or whatever is fine. Just remove the top layer each day and replace with a clean one.

Also be sure to use bleach and water to clean the water bottles.

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crazypiggie247
The Herd Of Wonders

Post   » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:15 am


Yep, I did that to all the water bottles yesterday. Is that something that would be good to do once a day or every other day?

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crazypiggie247
The Herd Of Wonders

Post   » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:33 pm


Everyone seems to be doing really good so far. I am weighing them in the morning and in the evening before giving them their meds.

I am using Barbara's idea of the cups and I am preparing the morning meds at night so I don't have to draw them up in the morning.

Appetite's seem to be good and no one is losing any weight and they are still diving into their veggies as normal.

The abcesses are looking good as well. I have been cleaning them up and they look like they are getting smaller and healing well. There's not much puss at all any more.

Just wanted to give an update and thank everyone for their help.
We shall continue on the AB grind for the next 13 days and I'll keep you updated as we go.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:46 pm


I'm so glad to hear encouraging news. I hope they continue to improve.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:05 am


So how is everybody today? We will be thinking of you at the pignic :s

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crazypiggie247
The Herd Of Wonders

Post   » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:35 am


Aww, that's wonderful to know Jane! Thanks.

Everyone seems to be doing really well. The one I was most worried about was Max because he didn't do well on Baytril the last time he was on it but his 4 week waiting period after his neutering was up and his girlfriend Izzy moved in. So, I think that has perked him up tremendously and he hasn't lost any weight.

All the lumps are becoming smaller and there hasn't been any more puss since the lancing. The incisions are healing very nicely also.

I wish I could be there today but my boyfriend has already promised that we can go to the Pigstravaganza in Sept because he knew how bummed I was to miss this.

I hope everyone has oodles of fun and takes lots of pics.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:22 pm


We had a lovely time -- sorry you couldn't make it. See you in September!

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