Heart pig? and stupid e-vet


Post   » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:07 pm

I also prefer to confirm there is fluid in the lungs before giving Lasix but in this case, since your vet is okaying it, a moderate dose for a few days may be fine just to see if there is a difference.

Email Josephine to get her input. She is the heart drug guru.

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Post   » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:38 am

I am holding the lasix for now as he is not actively having crackles. (at work we judge the need for lasix by auscultation, not by x-ray, so that would be why I made my judgement call ;)).

Oreo was wonderfully easy to medicate this am. I can not tell you how wonderful I feel knowing he is feeling better. He has been running around chattering at the other pigs, starting arguements and he has been PLAYING in a towel. A huge appetite! He is back to his rambunctious self :).

Thank you so much for all your help!

Love, Kristin and Oreo

P.S. Although trying to 1/8th a pill... kinda made my eyes want to bleed ;)

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