Elsie's ugly teeth

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somechick

Post   » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:32 pm


I totally understand that. Bad, bad piggie! Here's to a healthy recovery to Elsie.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:38 pm


Elsie, please get well soon girl, you are stressing your mommy and Annabelle out. :)

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cavyslave8
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Post   » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:20 pm


I hope Elsie recovers and does well on her meds. Poor little Annabelle, at least she has a temporary friend now.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:46 pm


Elsie is here at work with me. It's going to be a matter of time before I loose her. She's eating well but has bouts of trouble breathing.

Right now they don't look to bad to me so I am to monitor her and decide if I need to return her back to the vet so she can be in oxygen. My poor baby.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:22 pm


This is so tough. You've spent so many years with her and care about her so much. I know this is a difficult time.

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Mum
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:42 pm


I do hope she's able to pull through this - I know how much you care about her.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:16 pm


My regular vet wasn't there today. I asked the vet who checked her out and it's not something that she will recover from. At best she may rally and I'll have her for a little while but we just don't know if it will be days, weeks or months.

She gave me the max dose for the Lasix (0.45) so I can up that slowly to see if it works better.

Right now she's got diarrhea because they gave her Baytril instead of Bactrim. That's my fault because I forgot she can't take Baytril. So, after work I'll go get Bactrim and take her home and stuff her with Critical Care so she can poop properly!

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:31 pm


Actually, I also remember her saying something more positive about what the meds may do but it remains to be seen. Right now she is resting comfortably. Her breathing doesn't seem all that bad to me but she's not pooped yet. I can't wait to get some CC in her.

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cavyslave8
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:35 pm


Poor Elsie. I hope you have some good time left with her.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:40 pm


We send you ninja vibes little Elsie and GPLover.

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momof911kids
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:42 pm


I hope Elsie is able to get past this. *positive thoughts to you both*

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:12 pm


I need help here. For some reason they have not started her on the Enalapril. Also, the label says ".13 times a day" but the vet who checked us out today wrote on a paper 0.13ml every other day - start on 6/15/07.

Does the dose sound right? Should I give daily, twice daily or every other day. I would like to know what others have done.

Any reason I can't start this med tonight?? I checked her bill and I see no mention of her having had any at all yet.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:23 pm


Okay, I found the heart thread and I can see that almost everyone was using the Lotensin or Enalapril 2 x day.
I will begin tonight and then give her 2 tomorrow and see how she does.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:34 pm


Feel better, sweet Elsie.

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Mum
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:52 pm


All my pigs are dosed twice daily at a fairly high dose of lotensin.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:56 pm


I don't know for piggies, but human momo is dosed at twice a day.

GP Lover
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Post   » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:18 pm


Elsie isn't eating or drinking on her own.

While at the vets she did eat.
When we got home last night she ate Critical Care like it was her last meal..gobbled it right up.

She had the Enalapril, Bactrim and Lasix last night and again this morning.

Her poops are small and hard.

She will eat CC and drink water but only if I really push the syringe in her mouth.

Any ideas? I'm thinking of skipping the Enalapril until Sunday. My vet dosed her at .13 every other day so I did give her more than he wanted me to.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:27 pm


I know this is had GPLover, and I am sorry I am no help.
Keep up her CC and liquids so she doesn't get dehydrated which is very stressful on the heart.

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momof911kids
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Post   » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:10 pm


Ashes' poops were occasionally small and hard while on the lasix too. I had to up her water intake and then she had more normal looking poops. I alternated between syringes of water and pedialyte (cherry flavored was a big hit with Ashes).

GP Lover
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Post   » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:25 pm


I think I'll go and get some of that pedialyte! Thanks!

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