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I would not give him any Baytril right now.
Actually, he's much better off if you hear loud gut noises, and he's passing bubbly feces and farting. That means things are moving, even if imperfectly. Stasis and bloat occur when things don't move at all.
Keep going, and keep giving him the acidophilus.
His tummy feels softer, and he has been more like himself, but he still looks very round. I only found two droppings in his cage since I made the last post. I hope he eats the other ones. He's been eating hay and the occasional pellet. His foot is still causing him issues, he's using it, but he's hopping like a rabbit.
Speaking of which, I put him on the toothbrush again and he puffed all his fur up. And now I think his temperature is dropping, because his ears are cold.
He did pee and poop a normal amount after the massage, and they all looked great. But he's still bloated. Before I could swear it was getting better, but now I don't see a difference. I will go tomorrow morning to the pharmacy to ask about simethicone. I read so many horror stories about bloat.
- And got the T-shirt
All afternoon he stood with his fur puffed out.
I had to force him a little to eat, but he did until just now. Now he's not really eating either, he's back to a strand here and there like in the first day, although that big swell on his tummy that you can see in the picture is much smaller.
All day I noticed he's holding his front right paw in the air, like he's about to bend back and get his cecal pellets, but he doesn't. Could the bloat be pressing on some nerves?
In a little while I will give the medicine.
In a little I will give him something called Smecta, which is good for all his booboos and soon after that he gets another round of probiotics.
I have no idea where I could get something like that, but I'll ask and I'll monitor his pee color.
He drank some water in the past hour, but I am considering taking him to the vet again to get some injections with liquids, I don't want him to get dehydrated.
And I just want to mention it, in case it's relevant, his poops does not smell smell bad, not even his diarrhea. They either don't smell or smell faintly like hay.
His poops were all nice and normal. And he ended up drinking and eating a lot last night. His tummy felt better, too, less swollen and it didn't hurt him.
I put him in his cage at about 4 in the morning because I needed some rest and when I woke up only two hours later his tummy was big again and very very hurtful to the touch. Both sides are swollen now. Each time I touched it he yelped and jumped. He is also refusing water again and sitting with his coat puffed. I put him on the toothbrush and gave him a massage and it's only a bit better now. He's refusing water again. I will try with some juice later.
His pee is still red, but he's not yelping when peeing. I guess I hope it's something benign, sing both an uti and a stone would be very very bad for him right now.
But I weighted him and he's 10 grams lighter than he was this morning. There's no one here who helps me, I don't have a vet I can trust and I can't stop crying and shivering.
And unfortunately him behaving more like himself means he's running away from me every chance he gets, as fast as he can.