her weight before breakfast was 782 grams today. she was 780 grams 2 days ago so i guess the equivalent of 2 syringes of critical care is enough to stabilize her weight. it is less than 24 hours till her operation so she has done super well this past week.
There is excellent info on managing pain.
From what I understand, the issues with buprenorphine are that it is difficult to find the exact right dose. A high dose will knock them out. You want to only manage the pain, not knock them out.
Consult with your vet on the metoclopramide. What you suggest sounds reasonable.
found mass bigger than stone. should i send it it for biopsy seeing as my guinea is about 6 years old? i don't know if i would have her go into another operation if she grows another big one again.
removed the stone. should i send that in for analysis or it isn't as important?
only have about 3 hours to make my decision.
Ask your vet if treatment would change significantly if the mass was biopsied or stone analysed. Given the location of the mass, I think of irritants causing the growth more than a malignant tumor, for example.
i will mention this to her and yea, treatment would not change. by the time she would get a big mass and/or stone, she would be much older at that point and don't think it would be a good idea to put her through another operation i feel.
in 2 hours i will prepare her lunch and smear a little les critical care to make sure she eats them with no issues. later i will see if she is willing to drink out of the water bottle (will bring it too her).
i believe the pain meds they injected made her kind of zonked out but at least she shows excitement when she saw the lettuce earlier.
anything you guys find crucial to do? already placed white towels (warmed it up and placed warm water bottle under). she is in her pig hut and she has enough space incase she gets too hot. i did read the post op post as well.
if she starts eating less than that, probably gonna have to force feed. she don't eat hay even doe she smells them.
Edit: i think she is playing around with me or something. i left her bowl with the smeared lettuce and she poked her head out and stared at me after i sent the message and started eating the lettuce. not kidding lmao
something i am surprised is i have not seen blood from the incision yet. gonna be hard to differentiate blood from incisions or blood from urine
- I dissent.
Yes, SMZ is Bactrim.
i was gonna give her the metacam dose in 2 hours from now since they gave her a metacam injection at the vet so did not want to give it too soon so it can be active overnight