While I was drying her off she peed and it was clear, no blood at all. The vet tech took her temperature and when she removed the thermometer from her rectum there was some blood on it. The dr. came in and swabbed her rectum and there was blood on that. She initially thought it was a GI problem and would be able to take care of it with medication. She said of all the causes of bleeding this would be the least awful (though all are horrifying).
She then said she wanted to do an ultrasound just to rule out any doubt that it was vaginal. She came back in and said there were two things that showed up on the ultrasound and that the blood was coming from her vagina. She said the little bit that was on the thermometer and the swab from the rectum was probably just blood that had gotten in there because everything is so close together. She described the things as oval and filled and said we needed to do surgery.
This is so heartwrenching because all we can do is wait. I had to leave her there and she will do the surgery this afternoon. Hopefully she will be able to come home tonight but we aren't sure until we see how she is doing after surgery. I am so scared for her.
We would greatly appreciate your good thoughts and well wishes, my daughter and I love these girls so much and it is awful to have this happen. Thanks for listening. Here is a picture of our girls Sprinkle is the one on the left, she is the one having surgery. Sparkle is the one with the little cowlick on the top of her head.
Here is a page with some links: http://www.guinealynx.info/records/viewtopic.php?t=17
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
There is great information about caring for your guinea pig after surgery on this page:
Force feeding is handfeeding your guinea pig when they don't want to eat.
Thanks again for the support, It means alot. Not many people understand.