Actually, there was a stone, but he passed it. A stone the size of a BB, and he passed it.
Perhaps Shilintong + high dose Metacam (0.8cc/day) does the trick?
He was bleeding and seemed blocked, so Dr. Miller thought the stone was still in there; she opened him up, cleaned him out, but could find no stone. Diana searched the cage, and there it was.
Poor little guy. A human passing a BB sized stone is usually on Versed and Morphine. All he had was the equivalent of Ibuprofen.
Sully is recovering. If Gilbert checks out in two weeks (the two stones he had may have been passed), then I think we can start to think about Shilintong and Metacam as a helpful stone combination.
I am glad she found the stone so it can still be sent in. But OUCH!! Poor little guy. That's a pretty big stone to pass.
Maybe the Metacam helps relax things enough so it can be passed??
I need to get the cage situated and then go pick up his TMS.
Gilbert, Sully (and Henry for support), and the care you provide I'm sure will help a lot of other little piggies out there.
Tell me about it. I've been too jittery to sleep. Gilbert and Henry paced the cage until I brought Sully home. Gilbert, Henry and Sully exchanged some chuts and burbles, and then they all went off to nap.
Maybe I should get myself a cuddle cup.
So glad to hear your little guy got through the surgery ok, I have to admit it brought tears to my eyes just thinking about passing a stone that size. Hope he remains comfortable and things improve over the next few days.