- Supporter in 2019
IF on the other hand, he is just letting food dribble out of his mouth and seems unable (vs. unwilling) to eat, he may need IV fluids at the vet. Do they have an after-hours emergency number if you need it?
Unless anyone has suggestions,
I will wait till 1pm tomorrow if he is still with me. I don't want him to end up coming to the point and starve to death.
I can't live with that. It will probably be best if I take him to the vet to put him to sleep.
I am gonna watch him all night if he ends up getting strenght back. I will not give up on him but I don't want him to suffer like this if he wont chew when I place the syringe on the side of his mouth.
I still don't know if it was the best course of action to bring him back but I would like to be reunited with my closest loved ones if something similar happened to me.
In this case, it is with the female pig for burrito.
He also kinda did a tiny noice,I believe tired ish but dint quote me and a big breath outwards like 30min after the whole scooting upward.
Cause if it is then yes I do but I can't administer it because he won't chew.
I remember reading penicillin isint good for pigs but I only found out what she used was when he was this low and was gonna take him home to attempt nursing.
Honestly, she was probably the best vet I could find to do this operation because hands down any other very would just slice his stomach instead of manipulating the stone and doing a small slice to remove from the penis and seal it with 1 suture. I was super scared and nervous how I would hand feed him with something like a big sutured wound you know.
He woke up and was eating. He was very responsive. He loved the critical care that he would reach for it. 2 hours later he went downhill.
He is weak and wont chew when the syringe is next to his mollars. I had to make a decision what to do. I decided to reunite him and the female pair at home and give him some time and see if I can nurse him. He has been here for 4 hours.
Noticed a while back he is moving more of his legs and scooting foward when touching his back legs and now I am here.
Just checking up on him. Gonna watch him even overnight incase I catch him moving and maybe start swallowing by God's will.
The stone was blocking urine from coming out and when removed, she placed a catheter and mentioned the urine did look ugly. I assume there could maybe be other problems going on or it was the anesthesia and really hit him hard and with everything he went through with the pain of the stone and such.
Watch for any diarrhea.
When he woke up, he probably felt fine because of pain medication used during surgery.
I was thinking the same thing but they had closed to ask if they had an injectable pain killer of sorts that is not the ones that messes up a piggy
I will take a look at those for sure. It is very heart breaking when the only thing u can do is the one thing he cant do which is grind his teeth at the moment. The other is Male him comfortable as possible
Most importantly, Talishan writes:
I will be off the board shortly and apologize if there is no one to answer further questions.DON'T GIVE UP!!
Many, many pigs go straight downhill after they get home from the vet, and after 24, 48, 60 or more hours of intensive care, sleep lost to hand feeding, worry and stress, you will be at the end of your rope. That’s exactly when you DON’T want to give up. Guinea pigs can take you to your very last nerve postoperatively, and just when you think there isn’t one ... more ... thing you can do, THEN they turn the corner and get better, sometimes very quickly and often very dramatically. DON’T give up. Keep going and doing what you need to do to help them through the recovery period. It will be well, well worth it, for your cavy and for you.
I hope your guinea pig recovers.