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The baytril would help prevent infection occurring where the incision is made, whilst the metacam is for pain. I see no issue with continuing both post-op, as she has already been on both and did not seem to suffer from side-affects from what you have said.
After the surgery is over you will want to confine her to a small area to make sure she doesn't move to much, and you will also want to make sure you keep the cage spotless to help prevent infection. I would also advise to have everything you will need for hand feeding as some guinea pigs don't start eating on their own for a few days after surgery. If she has issues urinating or pooping after she comes home then you need to contact the vet ASAP. You should also read this http://www.guinealynx.info/postop.html
Just keep on with the medications your vet has prescribed. The drugs you're giving her have very different actions, and there's no problem with mixing them. The Baytril is to control any infection, the Metacam is for pain, and the acidophilus is to replenish the good bacteria in her digestive tract.
You need a smaller area for her to recuperate in so she won't pull the incision. An area about 1x2 feet is about right. As she gets better, you can gradually increase its size.
The other thing you need to do is keep her cage VERY clean while she's recuperating. You don't want her to get a bacterial infection in the incision -- that would be really hard on her.
When she first comes home, be prepared to offer her food every hour or so for the first 10-12 hours. She may be groggy from the anesthetic, so offer it to her by hand. Put her by a water bottle and pile food and hay around her so she doesn't have to move much to get to it. After she's eating on her own, you won't have to feed her so often.
The pet store cage would be ideal. Hospital confinement is about all they're good for.
Fleece would be good, particularly right after she gets home. You would easily able to see if there's any unusual bleeding (there will be some, and that's normal). But fleece is hard to manage in a small cage, so after the incision begins to heal, you may want to put her on some other kind of bedding.
Since star will be staying the night at the vet befor surgery how do I make her comfortable. Since she has never been away from me I'm worried she may get nurvious. I want her to be as relaxed as possible. And I don't want her biting anyone.
Ferb stayed overnight after his neutering surgery, but not the night before. I sent his cuddle sack with him so he would have something familiar, and I didn't wash it right before so it would smell like me and him. He is so cute because he always starts wheeking up a storm in his carrier when I've had him at the vet and then we step into my house. He must recognize the scent of where he lives.
Well we took her to the vet last night. She was suppose to have her surgery this morning. Right now I'm waiting for a call to go pick her up. Hopefully the surgery went well and she'll be back in my arms.