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    Sick: Re: Prayers for Sparky.......

    Sending love and light your way! You can do it Sparky! [emoji3590]
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    He is doing wonderfully! Heís like a spry young boy again. Iíve even seen him popcorn several times.

    We saw Dr. Rivas, the owner of Kimball Animal Hospital in Clawson, MI. It is not an exotics...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Sure...where do I do that exactly?
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Iím shocked how well heís doing. He didnít do this well last time at all. Seeing the size of those stones makes me think surgical pain is way less than what it was when those were rolling around in...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Still awesome! Heís like a new pig! So spunky [emoji16]
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    I swear to God, there is not enough Xanax in the Western Hemisphere to be Colonelís Mom today! Went to go check and change out pads in his cage and he has a tiny sliver of hay sticking straight out...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    I was going to try to take a pic of his incision but he wasnít having any of it. It looks great though. Kinda looks like he had a tummy tuck. The other pigs will think heís so vain.
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    I already keep that in stock [emoji16]
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Colonel is pretty spunky this morning! I didnít expect him to be. Standing up begging for morning veg with the rest of the crew. [emoji16]
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Yep, they told me that too. He actually got it last week when we were going to just do hospice care. Doesnít seem to make him to tired but Iím keeping an eye on it.

    Heís doing well right now....
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    He gave me something else, maybe itís the generic of tramadol? Buprenorphine. It is a tiny amount.
    .08 ml. I have to use my magnifying lens just to see the darn line. I also have an antibiotic that...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Oh yes, I remember that from the first time. Iím more worried about recovery than the surgery itself. Last time I had no idea what I was doing. Couldnít even get water into him. Then a very wise...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Ok, we made it through surgery and are home resting comfortably. He still seems pretty stoned. He will eat and veggies I give but is not interested in hay or water. I had to run out for a doc appt...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Cavydad1019 Thatís a great idea! Iíll go dig something out now. Vet just called so Iím to take him up in 20 mins. We only live a mile from the vet so they had me keep him home till itís his turn to...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    I am so nervous. Anyone awake enough to check my list and see if Iím missing anything to prep for tomorrowís surgery?

    Clean white fleece
    Hospital cage set up
    Clean carrier
    Bagged food for vet...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Thereís another woman (vet) that has been successfully using the procedure on guinea pigs as well. Wonít help Colonel but itís good news for future pigs!
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Hope for the future...

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327232417_Cystoscopic-guided_lithotripsy_for_the_removal_of_a_urethral_stone_in_a_guinea_pig
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Ok, Iím doing it. The vet feels he should do well and he feels very confident. I have all the supplies I need and the time to care for him. Surgery is Monday am. Wish us luck!
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Michigan here too!


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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Ok, am I being selfish? Iím rethinking having the surgery to have Colonels stones removed. We did make it 3 years between. He is in good heath other wise. He is still, even now, excited for food and...
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Trying again on attaching X-ray. Everything is set up different than before. 85796
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    He will be 6 this summer
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Well, it’s been a while but here we are �� Given his age and history, we are going with just keeping him comfortable. Unless there is some new treatment I haven’t heard of?? Just wanted to let you...
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    Cage: Cage lighting

    I have been using a short strand (10-20 lights) of Christmas lights to give Pappy extra light since his cage is on the bottom. My problem is that they burn out so quickly since I use them 8 hours a...
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    Behavior: Re: Wheeking is making me crazy

    Makes sense. I'll just give them more time to get used to the new location. Hopefully it will all work out...lol
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