Anaphylactic intestinal response to milk proteins during malnutrition in guinea pigs
The good news is that all the babies are now eating solid food, some more than others but its a start.
I took pixie the weakest one to the vets today and guess what the vet said "theres not much point in treating her shes too young, shes dehydrated". I asked him to at least try so he gave her fluids through her tummy and a vitamin injection. I said earlier my vets are not very good with guinea pigs theres the proof, there was no way I was going to let her die when she was attempting to eat a grape in the waiting room.
Ive got am appontment to take them all in tomorrow and pixie seems a lot better now.
Just because she acts better now does not mean she is cured by any means.
(Although not as wonderfully amusing as the worm comments :)) It's like people taking a high blood pressure medication, and stopping it a few weeks later because thier blood pressure is down... and can not wonder why at thier next dr visit they feel awful and thier blood pressure is right back where it was... as stupid as it sounds it is an explanation I hear often.
(So please continue to handfeed Pixie and take her to the vet, she will only get better with you helping her!)
I recently lost a (foster) mom 2 days after her litter was born. We all know it is a LOT of work to keep infants healthy, but everyone is here to help if you are willing to help them. It is so worth it to see them healthy and happy a little while down the road!!!
Keep trying, keep fighting, keep trying
Go back to the vet, see if she can get another subq injection for her hydration. Theres the chance fluids may perk her enough to keep eating.
With my babies, my vet sent me home with a iv fluid bag and needles to keep up the fluids if I could not get to him (Bad weather headed our way and my vet is an hour away). B/c my runt refused to eat.
I am an icu nurse and I wish there were the advances in guinea medicine as there are in human medicine. Although I do remember when I was in school my professor had Maine coons, one went into renal failure and she was able to get a g-tube for her cat... Besides a new hatred for the vet, the cat recovered fully!
I get more upset over babies than older animals, pixie hasnt had a chance to know anything
Re the throwing the head back and waving front legs - could she possibly have had a small seizure? Otherwise I don't know what would cause this.
Good luck and our prayers are with you. I know how exasperating it can be!!!!!!