Posts Tagged ‘medical’

Lily Momma – last adopted guinea pig

My 8 year old guinea pig Chai had just died January 2015, and the next day Mu-Xi was all alone. Mu-Xi had been a very shy guinea pig. I originally got her for a Skinny I had, after her buddy passed away, but when Mu-Xi met Skeeter, she ran away screaming. She would scream any […]

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I was very wrong – My sick guinea pig

When you feel that you are well established, there would be no more surprises. I must still be a layman because my guinea pig has a severe case of bloat. She’s not in G.I. Stasis, and yet her bloat is so severe that they took 3 views on the x-rays just to make sure her […]

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Stay calm – It’s just a sick guinea pig

Over the last week, I have been having trouble getting Lily to take her usual treats from me. She kept asking for snacks, and then telling me it wasn’t a snack, and walking off. Alright. Maybe it’s a spell with her sniffer? Turns out, not entirely, and when I was cleaning the pig pen on […]

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My cat is at the emergency room again

We just went through this a few weeks ago, and the diagnosis seemed like a blanket diagnosis. Dismal said there were things that I should have asked about or insisted on, or that maybe I was just not soaking in all the information. Today has been a very busy day for me, and my head […]

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Lily Momma’s Progress

She’s eating very small meals. I’m not hand feeding her much, but I am making sure she at least takes in an extra meal’s worth. I started giving her baby gasX, and I found out from the hand feeding that she’ll take her meds more easily if you place her in an elevated position. She […]

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Tommy likes the people at the ER

He didn’t protest even once. They took his blood and even injected subcutaneous fluids under his skin. I had called his regular vet and they said to take him to the emergency room. My cat had been straining in the litter box, and then keeps vomiting under the strain. ER says he’s likely not constipated […]

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I already have April’s first update planned

BECAUSE I HATE BEING RIGHT Lily does need a full spay. Vet confirmed. We went over options, had 1 I hadn’t had recommended to me in the past: THEY HAVE AN IMPLANT We discussed Lupron, which is still $100 per injection and not a hundred percent effective. An implant, which is more long-lasting than the […]

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We’re going to the vet again

Lily’s appointment is on Wednesday in Virginia. She’s my 4(ish) year old guinea pig that gave birth to a bunch of pups a few years ago. She’s never been to the doctor since she moved in with me, and I found out this weekend that she’d chewed the hair off her lower side. This is […]

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1 year post PU

I haven’t written anything about this, because I don’t want to jinx it. Tommy came home from the Annandale VA hospital February 17th 2017 from having his Perineal Urethrostomy performed. I keep seeing progress updates showing on my Facebook Memories, and we’re up to the point that he had learned how to flip his soft […]

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We went to the vet

I packed up Amalie and Stewart and we trekked to the vet yesterday. Amalie needed pre op for a dental, and Stewart hadn’t been seen in over a year and is on Prozac. Amalie has always wished that we never let Stewart into our home. He’s wild. He moved in when he was approximately 10 […]

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