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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    I'm still reeling as well,I thought we were winning the battle--- that we had won it. But later last night and this morning I knew something was more badly wrong. He was really weak, his weight had...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    We lost our fight today, we know what it was and it wasn't fixable.... Friar Tuck got his wings today. I'll update more when I'm up to it.
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you so much, Kelsie <3
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Yes, he's back on four times a day critcal care feedings and pedialyte. Luckily he's eating it really well, instead of fighting to get enough in him he's happily eating it. He's been out nibbling a...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    We have an appointment tomorrow at 2:30, earliest we could get. Thanks for all the support and other piggies cheering for Friar Tuck <3

    There's still some clear tears coming from his right eye...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    The bump in the road has turned into another mountain...I think there's something wrong with his teeth; something over grown. His incisors look off to me, I don't think they're lined up:
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    So Friar Tuck didn't have the best day today... this morning he wouldn't eat anything. So we got the critcal care back out and gave him lot, which he took pretty willingly. I mixed about a 1/4...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    bpatters, yesterday he ate healthy food much better, especially his pellets!

    Honestly I think he is getting a bit spoiled like a kid with candy; when he was really sick I'd let him have anything...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you SO much Guinea Pig Papa!

    I've only been weighing him once a day now, but there were still swings worrying me. The week to week perspective really helps! There's only been about a 20g...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Sorry it's been a few days since an update, there's kind of been a mix of things to make sense of...

    Good news is, Friar Tuck's feet are almost completely better! Old skin is almost gone and new...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you ItsaZoo!! That's what I've been thinking...and Friar Tuck is still doing awesome today!
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Friar Tuck's weight is all the way up to 995g today!! This morning he had emptied his pellet bowl overnight, and munching everything all day long.

    His feet are looking SO much better...the...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Feet are looking even better!!! Just barely barely red, he's still eating like a piggy, and weight is hovering around 960-970g.
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    What breed?: Re: What breed do we have?

    This link shows all the roans and agoutis really well for comparing your piggies to: https://malibucavies.webs.com/photosallcavybreeds.htm
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    What breed?: Re: What breed do we have?

    What gorgeous piggies!!! I love their colors.

    Their breed is both American... Coco has what looks like a Harlequin mix pattern, with roan (I think chocolate roan) coloring. You hardly ever see...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Friar Tuck's feet are definitely less red today! And this is only after 1 day of the silver sulfadiazine. I'm doing the thin coconut oil coat over it once it soaks in, too. I'm spot cleaning his...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    We got the silver sulfadiazine, and applied it after tonight's epsom salt soak. His feet are definitely slightly better! but not healed yet.

    We can get the vetricyn tomorrow, so having the silver...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you so much Smileandnod and bpatters!

    We should be able to get silver sulfadiazine prescription called in today, and vetricyn is at our local pet store and tractor supply!! I really like how...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    We've been doing the Epsom salt soaks, and it definitely isn't worse, but not much better. I'm thinking it might be urine scald more than bumblefoot?

    He's still eating normally and doing really...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    I got the virgin cold pressed coconut oil today. I've done a lot of research and silver sulfadiazine is often used to treat bumble foot? Vets usually prescribe it for bumble foot, so we called to...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you! I'll be careful. Is that the best thing to do? Foot baths/coconut oil/neosporin? What do you think about how his feet look?

    Poor piggy didn't deserve this, I feel so bad. I still don't...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Friar Tuck still has a voracious appetite, has gained a little over 100g, and has been active all day. But now I'm very worried he has mild bumble foot:
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    He's not favoring his feet or...
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    Get better soon, Simon!!! He sounds like such a cute piggy... here's to a healthy new year!
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    He is so happy, a merry pig and Christmas miracle!

    Thank you so much for all the information and advice, I've heard of skinnypigs1 but not this story. I completely agree, something small causing...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Thank you, Smileandnod!! Friar Tuck has such a wonderful team rooting for him, and wonderful encouragement for us both! It means a lot :)
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