Liberty's ? trichofolliculoma, surgery?

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mkkayla
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Post   » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:45 pm


Here is a picture of her incision:

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In this one you can see her nipple, at least it's hanging down now instead of horizontally out of her side. Hopefully it will continue to migrate back under her body.

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Ok well perhaps the nipple is a little hard to see but it is right at the bend of her leg.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:42 am


I see it. What a big incision. That is way bigger than the two lump removals I've had. She'll feel much better once she feels better.

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mkkayla
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Post   » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:02 am


She is bouncing around more now and screaming for veggies. I plan on taking the divider down tomorrow and see how she and her cagemates do after a week of separation. Stitches come out Saturday morning. She is still down 100 grams from her pre-surgery weight, but at least she is not losing any more. It would be nice to see her get back up to her normal weight though.

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mab0615

Post   » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:27 am


Glad she's doing much better. I've noticed it takes some time for them to regain weight that they lose, but they eventually do it. It looks like it was in the same spot as my Rodneys (just a different angle for incision.)

This is his one day post op.
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And one week post op.
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Let us know how she does when she's back with her friends.

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rachelm

Post   » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:31 am


Her incision is slightly smaller than when Squeak had his removed. It looks neat though, and screaming for food is a good sign! For reference, here is a picture of Squeak's incision:

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:18 am


Reintroductions failed. I'm on the way to the vet with Liberty who needs new stitches-in her face.

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rachelm

Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:32 am


Ouch. I'm sorry.

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:04 am


We are back. Dang! What a morning. I pulled the divider then fed them morning veggies. All seemed fine for about an hour. Then there was teeth chattering, butt waggling, each pig took a turn at rearing up, but neither would back down. Then the tumbling ball of fur. Liberty is abruvian and her sister, Fudge is peruvian so there was literally hair EVERYWHERE. I used the dustpan to break them up. Each went to their respective corners, thankfully, so reinserting the divider was easy.

It appeared that Fudge was getting the worse of it. But on examination the worse injuries were on Liberty. Two deep puncture/gashes in her chin. Fudge has a small scrape in one nostril. I gave her a good grooming sure there would be more, but I couldn't find any. I'm going to have to be extra alert, though because I may easily have missed a puncture that is bound to abscess later.

Liberty is now on Bactrim, the vet decided it was best not to suture the gashes as they are small at most one or two stitches and in a sensitive area-the sutures may prove more irritating than just treating the wounds as is. So I will be cleaning them twice a day and applying silvadene cream.

I need your help with a plan to get these girls living in harmony again. I was thinking of waiting until Saturday to give Liberty's chin a chance to heal some, then giving them all three a buddy bath. Do you think this will work?

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:21 am


Oh no!

I'd try the buddy bath. Be sure you thoroughly clean the cage before trying to put them both back - get rid of any smells. Perhaps rearrange the pigloos, etc?

I sure hope they behave!

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:07 pm


Are bite wounds super painful 12 hours after the fact? She didn't seem to mind me or the vet messing with it when it was fresh, but she seemed extremely sensitive just now when I tried to clean it and apply the silvadene cream.

Oh, and she's lost 40 grams since last night but she ate all her veggies tonight.

I guess I shouldn't complain, but my vet charged me the regular office visit of $40 plus wound care $15 and all she did was irrigate it for 2 seconds, I applied the silvadene cream for the first time when I got her home. The whole visit was over $80 when you add in the bactrim and silvadene. Just what I needed.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:17 pm


Sometimes it does help to have a vet evaluate it. When Snowflake had her spay, I was worried the incision that was glued was coming apart. He looked at it at no cost though, and applied some kind of green stuff. Said it was granulating fine. I imagine next time you'll irrigate it yourself. The more we know, the more we can take care of minor things and understand when we really need a vet.

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mkkayla
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Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:04 pm


Liberty's gotten aggressive with me. Not sure if it's the small 2x2 cage space or if her wounds are painful. She's attacking the syringe with antibiotics in it, and she's tried on several occasions to bite me. I can't really get a good look at the wounds because they are under her mouth. I am basically cleaning blindly and applying the silvadene the same way-in short quick bursts to keep her from sinking her teeth into my flesh.

I hope it is just the confinement, which will hopefully be resolved tomorrow. She is still eating well.

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Amy0204
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Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:48 pm


One of my pigs has gotten that way in the past when she was hurting. It was as if she didn't know what to do with her discomfort so she'd lash out (kind of like people, sometimes). If you can pick her up, you might want to carefully check to make sure there's nothing going on by the incision site.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:00 pm


Pain certainly makes pigs cranky and likely to bite. I forget if you're using pain meds or not but it may help.

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mkkayla
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Post   » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:42 pm


The girls are living together again. I did the buddy bath with all three. Since two of them are peruvians, they probably needed a good butt bath anyway. Then, after the obligatory hair dryer session, I put them back in the new 3x2 addition to their 2x6. Liberty is alpha again and Fudge has taken her place in the subservant role-although she is still grumbling about it. At least now she can grumble in a 2x9 L shaped cage.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:59 pm


Yey! Thanks for the update.

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