At this point, I've just been asked to possibly find a home willing to adopt her and of course pay for her treatment.
It's possible she might need an amputation, I am waiting to hear back on what all might be involved, but at the time we spoke, we were just looking at xrays, a splint, and pain medicine. Of course handfeeding will be necessary because she is in significant pain (the "incident" happened a week or so ago and she was just now getting her in today). I am willing to contribute to the cost of medical treatment if necessary, but I don't have room for another pig right now.
If anyone is interested please message me through the forum's mailer. Thanks.
I am hoping to have pictures to provide soon.
- You can quote me
Kudos to your vet's office for doing so well by this little girl. I hope you can help her get some help.
I may be able to help a little financially with her care also (after 1 June).
- I dissent.
Talishan, you took the words right out of my mouth. This story just absolutely infuriates me.Kids need to stick to video games. When they break, it's not a painful, possibly life-threatening injury to a living being. This little one has suffered horribly for a week. I truly hate people.
Hopefully the little girl can heal and enjoy a second chance at a good life. When will you hear something back from the vet? I may be able to send a little something, too, after June 3 or possibly on the 14th.
Keep us posted.
It drives me crazy when such avoidable things like this happen. My kid is 7, and she is not allowed to handle the pigs at all. I give her chances very briefly and under supervision, but never leave her and never let her hold for long. She doesn't carry them, or handle them in any other way. She enjoys the time with the pigs and everyone stays safe.
Sending prayers for healing because it's all I can do just now... *sigh*
The injury had happened over a week ago, and she had not been able to move to the water bottle and the owners were not syringe feeding, so by the time they got her in, she was just too weak and couldn't be saved. At least she died warm, with a full belly and water and hopefully not in any pain.
At least the poor little thing is not suffering anymore. I looked at Coral (who is the same age as this poor pig) and just gave her a tighter cuddle tonight.