- I dissent.
You're giving her such a small amount of Metacam (0.15cc) that it would be hard for her to choke on that, I'd think.
i was always told that if you place the syringe a bit inside a guineas mouth and they still don't chew that you should not administer anything because it may make its way into their lungs. this was just an example of what happened with my male pig and thought i should ask.
the only toy she even pays attention is the loofah and I'm not gonna use that anymore. i have 2 others that use natural material but she pays no mind to them because they are soft texture. just like the hay, she loves hard veggies, hay and toys (because of the loofah)
- I dissent.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a good outcome. :)
since she eats her veggies plus the few flowers i give her, how much critical care syringes should i give?
i also bought a 2lb 1st cut timothy hay and hope it comes soon but if i had to guess on the latest it can arrive would probably be Monday
Kaytee Perfect Chew Guinea Pig
I know your pig is in good hands. Keep doing what you're doing. You're giving her the best chance she could possibly have.
And just before I was gonna sleep, I saw her strain herself for the first time. I think when the surgeon went around her bladder trying to feel the stone probably moved said stone to a much more painful place for her. I swear this happened the same way with my male last time. She was doing pretty well up till I took her home. It wasn't bad to the point when she peed yesterday I was surprised I didn't hear her vocalize.
Water levels are the same and hay has been left the same.
I removed her pig hut and she stretched and actually went to go eat hay. By eat hay, looking for the fuzzy flower heads (which there aren't any) and some other specific strand of hay thay i have no clue what it is. She found like 5 or 6 of them.
I dug again in the hay box for flowers and whatever the specific strand of hay she was looking for (literally kept giving her random strands) and she only ever took the flower heads. She went to drink water. She took a whole 2 bites of the water bottle and thats about it.
I am even surprised she even wanted to eat hay, or in this case attempt but if im not awake she probably would go hours without anything cycling in her systems.
I think the 1st cut Timothy hay will help out allot but I jist don't know if it will be delivered in time. There was no way I could predict this level of pickiness for hay.
Edit: finally, I waited a whole hour and she took a long drink at the water bottle. Atleast makes me a bit comfortable to go back to sleep. I was falling while standing the whole time.
You have critical care and have been hand feeding? It sounds like she is in pain. Chewing can be a sign of pain, too. I wonder if some sort of vibrator might help the stone move to a more comfortable place.
- I dissent.
I'll let others weigh-in on the Penicillin, but my understanding is that it is safer when administered via injection (doesn't go through the digestive system). Orally is definitely a no-no.
Agree that chewing can be a sign of pain. You might ask about Tramadol as a heavier-duty pain med if the Metacam isn't cutting it for now.
I spoke to the vet about this and she agrees but she may have to be on it a few days before surgery day.
she is definitely in more pain and probably the reason for her not coming out on her own overnight. probably have to plan to give the last syringe of critical care right before i go to sleep.
also she can pee still but pooping comes out not as fast. it does but not the poop factory we know pigs to be and probably the reason for a bit of a distended belly,
Also believe cause of the anti-inflammatory properties, it is best cause last thing you want is for the bladder to get inflamed stopping pee and poop from coming out. just hope the painkillers it has is enough to take out a good chunk of the pain.
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You mentioned the last syringe of CC...how much are you feeding her daily? If she's not eating pellets and only eating a few veggie and small amount of hay, it's likely not going to be enough to keep her weight up. Are you weighing her? Sufficient food/fiber intake is also important in keeping her gut humming along.