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Talishan
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Post   » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:42 pm


Keep us posted.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:54 am


I hope everything goes well at Henry's appointment.

Ginny loves her Critter Berries, but I've noticed that she doesn't enjoy eating them when she's taking certain medications. She usually starts eating them again a week or so later. Perhaps the flavors do not mix well.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:14 pm


I did a photo documentary of our trip to the vet.

This one is called "Waiting."
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"How much longer?"
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"Get back under the safety towel like me!"
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"Post X-Ray." Can you see Henry? No? That's the point.
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"The Stone is Bigger."
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For comparison, the previous x-ray.
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"We're pretty tired of the vet, Mama."
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TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:15 pm


Dr. Miller said it's possible that the stone hasn't changed all that much, but that we just got the x-ray from a different position last time, and she'd like to keep him on the Actigall for another two weeks to see if there is any change.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:21 pm


I think the pig I discussed with you was on Actigall for 2 months. I remember interim xrays, which were disappointing, then all of a sudden the stone was gone!

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:22 pm


On the plus side, Henry seems way more comfortable now than he was two weeks ago. And for the past several days, Frost hasn't felt the need to sleep at Henry's feet (a sign of worry). If it keeps up his quality of life, then we'll continue with it.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:35 pm


Hey, I'm sorry the stone isn't gone, but I am glad Henry is feeling better. The actigall trial sounds like it is very worthwhile. Here's hoping that nasty stone will just "go" the way Mum's pig's stone did. He is so adorable. What a good boy at the vet.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:44 pm


Here's hoping that nasty stone will just "go" the way Mum's pig's stone did
Ditto! But not my pig - this was somebody else's girl.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:13 pm


I wish it had been gone too. Or smaller. Or something. Encouraged that he is experiencing less pain though.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:24 pm


His back looks much nicer than Jackie's, though. (In the X-ray)

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dgarriques
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Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:36 pm


Poor Henry.

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TWP_2

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:57 pm


I'm not convinced that it is larger--I think it is possible that in the older pic we were seeing a non-spherical stone end-on, and in the newer pic we are seeing it from the side.

Henry is in such great health in every other way, which is one reason why we're so interested in trying whatever we can, within reason. He may be one of the last 20th Century pigs, but he doesn't feel old.

Talishan
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Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:01 pm


"I'm not convinced that it is larger--I think it is possible that in the older pic we were seeing a non-spherical stone end-on, and in the newer pic we are seeing it from the side."

That's what it looks like to me, too. Seriously, and not false-comfort or wishful thinking.

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Topaz

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:38 pm


It also looks like it could have flip-flopped and shifted to a more vertical position.

Good thoughts for Henry being sent.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:38 pm


They are such handsome boys. More good thoughts!

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dgarriques
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Post   » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm


I love Grandpa Henry. I hope he will feel better.

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TWP_2

Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:12 am


Henry has passed some light sand-like grit over the past couple of days, and has begun taking his medicine without being burritoed. He looks like he feels pretty good.

We're still on and sticking with the Vetprofen and Actigall regimen. He seems to do better if we give him the Vetprofen first, and then the Actigall a couple of hours later followed by dinner.

So, it's kind of a holding pattern, but he's comfortable, happy, and apparently pretty darn healthy, all things considered.

EllieMom

Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:17 am


Thanks for the update on Grandpa Henry. He has a special place in our hearts.

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dgarriques
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Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:57 am


Grampa Henry is special and he has wonderful parents to care for him.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:30 am


Thanks for the update! Glad he is feeling good. Do you go in for another x-ray?

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