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Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:10 pm

I will take a look at the right now and make a list to ask and see if the vet has those meds and let her know about the concern of the pain meds wearing off

And thank you. I will try not to give up and will be hopeful if another med is able to be given to him and be able to munch on some critical care

And no worries. I will be awake all night


Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:20 pm

By the looks of it, I need to go back to that vet tomorrow because right now, I cant give any pain killers, fluids or food at all.

This is a bit heart breaking

It is definitely gonna be a long night unless by a miracle he decides to munch on the syringe when trying to see if he reacts to it.


Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:43 pm

The antibiotic the er gave me (not the very who operated) gave me one called sulfamethoxazole. She did not give me one because she knew I had that.

I dont know if thay is safe but even if he let's me hand feed him, indent feel comfortable using that as this was given to me from an er who said they want to see if he can pass the stone on his own and If I did follow them, he would do passed away

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:01 pm

A motility drug would most likely be a liquid which you would give by syringe.


Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:04 pm

Dam it. The only help I can get is from my vet and they don't open till 9 hours from now. I am really starting to believe he is in so much pain he don't want to do anything.


Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 pm

Omg he walked foward but then just stopped. Had to get him back into the semi warm blanket.

He can be saved. He just needs pain meds and all I have is for oral


Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:33 pm

I can 100% say he is in a good amount of pain. He just sprinted out of his sheets. I took him and after a while. he pooped but trying to sprint on the pad I had on my lap.
I need a good pain reliever name so I can start calling. I can't sit here and watch this

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:46 pm

You should be aware that pain medication can, and probably will, slow down his gut even more. It's a very delicate balance to give him enough to manage his pain but not make his GI problems worse. I'd see if I couldn't find an emergency exotic vet rather than just giving him something you can manage to buy.

Also, I don't know of an over-the-counter pain medication that is appropriate for guinea pigs. You'd have to find a vet to prescribe something.


Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:00 am

Yea I was calling places.

Sadly my handsome brown bear has passed away at 11:47pm. The pain was too much for him and caused too much stress on him that his heart couldn't keep up. I was too much in my feels to realize that he would be in a bunch of pain when she mentioned the meds probably wore off when I went to pick him up.

Even doe my resources were limited due to the bladder stone worsening at a fast timing, I did everything I could and was able to find the perfect vet locations from around here to give him the best care possible.

I will miss my big bubba very dearly. His explosive popcorns and his high vocalizations to his loud rumble struts. He was the boss. Just thinking about it puts a smile in my face.

I do have one apology towards him and it is I am so so so sorry you had to go out like that in so much pain embraced by me to make sure you don't run off and hurt yourself. Who can blame anyone. It must of been so horrible and I am truly sorry Buuurrriiittooo! Only he would know that emphasize towards his name :) I love you so much and will never forget you. Rest in peace my sweet sweet baby prince.
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Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:03 am

I just wanted to relive his pain so he has a chance to let me hand feed him. Then I can introduce probiotics and essential foods for him which should help him. That was my goal at that time.

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Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:06 am

I'm so sorry that you lost him. You did all that you could, and so did the vet. Stones are terrible.


Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:54 am

Yea I know. He got the best case scenario when removing the stone but the lack of vet resources due to closing time for them was what ultimately had the biggest impact.

He was a bonded pair with the female. Due to the spending and driving around, i don't know if I feel comfortable being able to take care of 2 pigs at once. Definitely can take care of her no problem and if the stones never happened, I could of taken care of both babys no problem as well.

I need to keep an eye out on her. She needs x ray so i can rule out that she doesn't have some kind of stone. They did have the same diet after all. Recently Is when I adjusted how much pellets i would give. I assume the pellets was what had the most salt in their diet. Also able to adjust their weight by the amount I would give them.

So far she is doing good. I let her grieve but I think today will be the burial for him. I just needed to think.

Yes I know pigs are social animals, that it is cruel to just have 1, they can get depressed as well and they may never be the same unless another pig is introduced. My problem is how much money I put aside for their everyday care aka veggies and money for other things and the emergency fund for vet visits or need meds ext...

Then add that I do go to school as well so I balance that out. She is always curious what my hands are doing and it is more of a technical pig. She would access situations and sometimes, a big scardy cat. God I hope she pulls through. I would never give her up unless her health is at risk. That is the only time I would consider it. I would never be selfish and kill her due to me.

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Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:40 am

I am so very sorry you lost him. Because this was not a major surgery, I had high hopes he would pull through. You have all our sympathy.

You might want to read over http://www.guinealynx.info/alone.html


Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:42 am

Thank you. I just did everything there as I was preparing my lil baby in a hay bed with a baggie of veggies, carrots, pellets, and his new favorite food, critical care incase he gets hungry on the way to piglandia. Then covered with fresh hay blanket.

And yes especially how she managed to get rid of the stone. Best case scenario. Just bad timing as everything was closed exept far away aninal hospitals. He wouldn't have made it. Better to be here at home with the people, and piggy, who loves him dearly.

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:31 pm

I'm so sorry you lost him.


Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Thank you bpatters


Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:39 pm

Do you think a replica with burrito's color for a buddy for my female piggy would be a goodnoption? Any tips?

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Post   » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:19 pm

My sympathy to you. You did everything you could and I’m sorry you lost him. Maybe keep an eye on your female to see how she handles being alone. Then when you’re ready you could think about getting a buddy for her.


Post   » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:00 pm

Sorry to hear you lost him. We are lucky in that we have a 24 hour emergency vet we can go to. It is more expensive but at least it means we can get help when the usual vet is closed. I also hang on to any left over medicine, especially pain relievers like metacam just in case we need them, provided they are still in date.

What I have seen suggested by others for similar situations is when you feel you are both ready see if you can take her along to a rescue and see how she is with the piggies they have available.
Our little boy was by himself for about 6+ months and seemed to do OK but he didn't have a companion initially and I did spend a lot of time fussing over him so he got a lot of attention and would popcorn all over his cage when I was spot cleaning and wheek when he wanted fussing. He is now in with our 3 girls after being snipped at the start of December.
It is probably harder for a piggy who is used to a companion to then be alone but others may have more experience of that.

RIP Burrito


Post   » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:34 pm

I’m late to this but have a similar issue. Mine too has been squeaking when pooping. Not every time. But enough for me to notice. An X-ray didn’t show any stones. Just waiting on a urine sample. One last week didn’t show any UTI. But I’m trying again just to be sure. This is all so stressful!

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