A tale of one pig...and his new found slave!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:29 am


I have been following his medical thread and so glad to read that he's doing well. I know you will continue to keep a close watch as he recovers. those are lovely pics of him enjoying grass. He's a very fortunate piggy.

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pigjes
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Post   » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:12 am


Heal fast Patrick!

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Fred_and_co

Post   » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:50 am


I can't believe it, my nightmare is finally over Patrick is alive, I have my floor back and can use my wardrobe again hip hip hooray!

For those of you that don't know, Patrick has suffered from Chronic inflammation of the bladder wall which was diagnosed as IC (Interstitial Cystitis). He has been routinely Xray'd since May 2011 in this time he has passed blood daily. I've lost count of how many vet visit's and how many medicines we have tried but most recently he was found to have stones within his Ureter.

After a 1 and half hour GA, Patrick came round and at first it was touch and go, 14 days on and I have my Patrick back, he's now back with his friend and it's almost like nothing ever happened.

Does this remind you of anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piLzSteBXQo

Back with his friend..

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I am most certainly a happy slave - we may have had up's and down's but I am so happy he made it and most importantly it may be to early to say but Patrick does not appear to be squeaking when urinating anymore :<>.

Was it worth it, of course it was who couldn't not try and save little Patrick?!

I think our timing was impeccable, considering the fact the stones where truly stuck in the ureter and would have brought on kidney failure!

Thank you for everyone's support.

xxx

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MildredM
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Post   » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:29 am


Fantastic! Just FANTASTIC :)))))

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:35 am


That is indeed fabulous!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:35 am


Well done everyone. Great to see Patrick and Pebbles getting along again after being separated.

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Brainerror

Post   » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:51 am


Oh Patrick! Well done you gorgeous boy! <3 Now be good and stay healthy the rest of your days! x

Cinnabuns Legacy

Post   » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:35 pm


Wonderful. They are such gorgeous boys.

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pigjes
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Post   » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:28 am


Great!! Lovely pic!

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Fred_and_co

Post   » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:08 pm


Thanks everyone, It's 5 weeks since P's operation on Monday!

Here's a little video taken from today, I would advise watching with sound on :).

Patrick is a very special pig!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gixrU3tFAds&list=UUL0pbVMXk69UPEKe922dR2g&index=1&feature=plcp

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:55 pm


That's so cute! I wish I had a 'wheeker'. Two of my girls are squealers and one is a snapper. :D

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skinnypigs1
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Post   » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:57 pm


What cute faces!

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Fred_and_co

Post   » Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 am


Hip Hip Hooray - It's a very special day!

Not only is Patrick 8 weeks post operation it's also his gotcha day I've had him 2 years today and hope to have many more gotcha days with my little guy!

For the majority of time I've had Patrick for he's been ill so it's nice that he's not ill now but he most certainly is the most expensive Guinea pig I have ever owned.

Not only did he use all my money but he's pretty much ruined any chance I have of having a holiday well he's alive - high maintenance that he is!

I don't think I could ask anyone to spend a week syringing P fluids, you do need to be quite strong willed as he can be a little bit naughty when he decides he doesn't want anymore and of course with fluid's there's the added worry of aspirating him, that's a responsibility I wouldn't want to leave with anyone but at the same point it's something he can't go without I would be devastated if my little man got another stone.

Our daily routine is fluids, fluids and more fluids everyday he gets 90ml's.

I'm sorry but I haven't took any new picture of him, maybe later but one thing is for sure he know's who his owner is and how do get from A to B. I must get a video of him deciding he wants back in his cage cuteness overload!

Here's my spoiled little man - living the high life during cuddles he likes to settle down for a snooze!

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Happy Gotcha Day Patrick - you know you are an investment now!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 07, 2012 10:03 am


Yay for Patrick!

What is your favorite technique for getting food into him when he is uncooperative?

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Fred_and_co

Post   » Mon May 07, 2012 11:30 am


I normally sit him on lap facing my right move his head into my stomach, and position my left hand at the side of his face restricting his movement with my right hand I place the syringe behind his incisors and syringe carefully 0.2ml's at a time to avoid aspirating if he is co-operating I can easily syringe 0.5ml's at one time with no problems.

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goosey1019

Post   » Mon May 07, 2012 2:44 pm


That is one cute piggy!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon May 07, 2012 9:46 pm


Happy adoption day Patrick. I still remember when your mum 1st shared about how she got you. It must be 1 of the best feelings to know that your pig is better and not in pain. He looks great and look forward to seeing the videos.

I find I'm continuing learning watching how other mums do things, e.g. from the pig stock pics posted recently, I plan to further adjust my hand holding technique for nail clipping.

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Brainerror

Post   » Tue May 08, 2012 4:36 am


ohhh sleepy P! You steal my heart gorgeous man.

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pigjes
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Post   » Wed May 09, 2012 2:33 am


Happy adoption day Patrick!

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Fred_and_co

Post   » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:16 pm


It's been a while since I've been here, I have some sad news. Some of you may know from Patrick's medical thread. My little man P was let go, his kidney's where compromised in the end when the stones returned the kindest option was to let him go. It still would never alter my decision for him to have surgery initially my little man got a good six months worth of life.

Weeks have passed and I still miss my special man, I can't believe how much impact they have on our life's.

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Sleep well Mister P, your sadly missed. xxx

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