severe mites--need Dex dose quick

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:34 pm


Those poor pigs. They look just awful. I hope they get relief soon. Are you going to try to get some steroid injections for them? Or is this what you are trying to do with the dex (I am not familiar with this drug -- and alot of other ones, for that matter).

ChunkyPiggies

Post   » Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:42 pm


I think they need some major pain killers. I'd really like to bury the responsible people in mites and see how they like them apples..

Charybdis

Post   » Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:50 pm


Dex is a steroid. I gave it to them orally.

There is no way that these pigs can even be handled. They are in excruciating pain.

This was a private surrender, believe it or not. The guy still has 3 pigs less serious but still covered with mites and crust. I dosed them but could not take them.

I was supposed to euthanize these guys but couldn't do it.

And yes, I will call animal control tomorrow.

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SusieQ
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Post   » Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:54 pm


THIS was a private surrender??? You mean someone actually had all these pigs and let them suffer so much?

I really think I'm going to be sick. I'm sorry space is so tight you couldn't take the other 3- what will happen to them?

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:00 am


I don't know, Susie Q. I was not even supposed to take these in. I have so many pigs here. The dumpster pigs may have CL. We will find out Saturday. 3 have broken legs, 2 URIs. And Wither knocked out his incisors and has to be hand fed.

And I still don't have a job. No car insurance, no health insurance.

I can treat these guys at home, though. But I think they need some Torb. I can take them to see Dr. R at 4:00 tomorrow.

They just scratch and scream, scratch and scream and seize. And they are so hungry. They don't know what hay is.

ChunkyPiggies

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:04 am


OMG.. I'm gonna cry..

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PauloF

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:13 am


This is just awful. I wish I could help.

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SusieQ
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Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:19 am


Can I send a donation, Chary? I don't have much but I'd really like to help.

HollyT
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Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:20 am


What can I do?

glade
Even Republicans Give!

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:23 am


I also would love to help 'sponsor' a pig with a donation...it might not be much, but it would make me feel like I was doing something
to help...even a little.

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:31 am


You guys are so sweet.

Holly, whatever help you can offer, I will take. I'm supposed to bring them to Dr. R tomorrow and am trying to work it around my internship (at USC).

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:32 am


I can take them.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:53 am


These poor, poor babies.

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leebee

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:11 am


Teresa used valium with Acorn and Thumper. Just another thought. Acorn and Thumper looked very similar.

I hope these guys get better soon. Chary, do you have a paypal address to send donations to?

glade
Even Republicans Give!

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:13 am


Or a mailing address...I couldn't find one on your website

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SusieQ
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Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:17 am


I found an e-mail address on your site and sent Paypal there. If it's the wrong place, let me know and I'll fix it.

kleenmama
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:24 am


Can you somehow put socks or something on them to keep their nails from scratching? Or tape their feet? This is really awful. If you don't have torb, meloxicam or even rimadyl in a pinch might help some of the pain.

I know there was someone here that put tube socks on the pigs to heal the sores. I know they hurt to touch, but if they can leave themselves alone for a bit, it might help.

I hate people.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:46 am


lb... I was thinking that they look just like Acorn and Thumper. Especailly the little guy in front in this last photo.

ChunkyPiggies

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:49 am


I feel sick looking at these pix..

People suck. Can you believe that this is a surrender? Effing crap.. I'd like to take an electric sander to his a$$.

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:07 am


Thanks you guys for all your help and support. I feel bad taking your donations so please do not send anything you can't spare. We do have a paypal account set up on our website. I've never tried it so I don't know if it works.

http://www.nikspiggies.org/Sponsor.html

And KM, thank you so much for the hay. It arrived yesterday and the pigs are loving it. These poor guys haven't figured out yet that it is food yet.

Cynthia and I were just talking about tube socks. I was going to wait until their vet visit tomorrow but if you think I should do it tonight I will put them on. I just feel so bad handling them because they scream in pain when touched and they are so horribly gritty and bloody. Should I just grit my teeth and put a sock on them? Will they try to take it off?

I gave them Dex so I can't give them any NSAIDS. We will get them some Torb asap. Maybe if Holly can take them in I can move up the appointment.

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