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So is 0.15 of the 5mg/ml solution going to be enough? I did my math over on the dose calculator portion of this website, but I was hoping to maybe get some feedback on that.
He hasn't had hardly any vegetables for a few weeks, and if he has, they've been small amounts. He's been primarily eating oxbow timothy hay, timothy based grain free pellets, and oxbow tablets of several kinds. So I feel as though he's had a rather bland diet that shouldn't be causing too much of an issue? I did recently switch out his usual pellets for the newer grain free ones, but I did that over the course of a week and a half and it was after his first bloat episode.
We have an appointment for Saturday, being that was the soonest we could see our local exotics vet. I'm going to be home until then, so I will be giving the little guy around the clock care. I feel incredibly helpless however, since this isn't his typical bloat episode, which I think he may have started developing from not eating.
Currently he's on his normal meds, plus 1mg/ml Metoclopramide at 0.7 cc every 8 hours. Plus the critical care every 4 hours or so.
I suppose I'm trying all that I can do to help him, but when I don't know what's wrong, it's really hard. Especially since he won't see the vets for another day.
I will try to update, especially if things turn around. But I'm thinking they won't, as he hardly has any energy to move around. I don't want it to seem like I'm giving up on him, but I know I would be trying and trying to keep him here for my own selfish reasons. So many things are up in the air right now with him, but again, I will update. I hate seeing him like this.
They checked his teeth as well, and found nothing off. He said they looked great with nothing stuck from what he could see.
So now I have an appointment for him on Monday if this new med doesn't kick in to have him PTS. If he deteriorates faster, we can go in sooner, but I don't know if that'll be necessary just yet.
God, this is always so hard, but I don't want him in pain. He's such a good boy and I love him so much.
Right now he's lying down in his hut, as I've had him up on the bed with me for a good chunk of the day already, and I know he'd appreciate a break. He's welcome to join me anytime though, since he seems to really like the soft blankets. I'm still going to give critical care, because I don't want to give up if there's still hope. I know when to give up at this point, and his eyes are still pretty bright for the most part. And would you know it, he's giving his hay a go again!!!
I apologize for the rambling. My father and I both care for him and we're both tired, so I don't try to talk about this stuff with him longer than necessary. I will forever be grateful for you guys and this forum. I will update when I can.
Again, thank you all for your words over the years. It has been a big help to me but most importantly, my Pumpkin pig. He was such a good little guy and I'm so thankful I got to take care of him.
- I dissent.
My thoughts are very much with you.
Godspeed to little Pumpkin. Run free at Rainbow Bridge.