He is still doing pretty good, he's still eating, drinking, and maintaining his weight. However he still looks a tad uncomfortable to me, so I'm hoping that's because the medicine hasn't taken effect just yet. He was not given another round of Revolution, so I'm going to be calling the vet back to request another round of that.
The vet did not give us a painkiller, and I have some leftover dog metacam that has not expired, would it be alright if he had that for a short while? I want to make sure he's as comfortable as possible through all of this. Also, if the Revolution didn't work, would it be worth a shot to try Ivermectin instead?
- I dissent.
Remind me...you have done two rounds of Revolution? You can certainly treat with Ivermectin yourself. Do read the Mites/Ivermectin pages here very carefully. This needs to be *plain* Ivermectin with nothing else added, and needs to be dosed carefully based on weight.
What pain med do you have?
It's not flaky from what I can see, but I'm putting Miconazole on it just in case it is indeed fungal. It looks red with no scabs. I would take a photo but he is not the most photogenic pig I've encountered.
I have Metacam, the 1.5mg/ml kind, of which I've been giving about .15 ml every 12 hours with his antibiotics. Yet, he's still looking a little uncomfortable, so I don't know if I should up the amount or keep it the same.
He's much more active! When he was in the thick of it I had to motivate him to get up and eat but now he's so vocal and is officially back to his original energy level. He had an ultrasound done a week ago, and he was cleared for stones. He is still on the baytril only for a couple more days, and I intend to keep him on it until then so as to not celebrate early. He's lying down so much more comfortably now, and I bet he's getting more undisturbed rest as a result. I'm so happy, I'm almost to tears. I'll give another update once he's off the meds, so let's hope this will be all there is.
Yesterday, Leo squealed while urinating and left a whitish patch, so I hastily made an appt for today. He was palpated and we had a urine sample from him, which showed no signs of infection, and no crystals were mentioned either. He's been a little more tired today too, as he's not been as active as he usually is. Possibly could be that the appt stressed him out, but I'm going to watch him like a hawk.
I'm a little stumped as to what could have happened, as I was present during the ultrasound and everything looked clear, especially his bladder. I'm not a trained ultrasound reader by any means but I saw nothing. I thought for a second everything was okay and we could continue on but the universe seems to have other plans.
And his diet is mainly consisted of 1/8c of pellets per day, unlimited Timothy hay, 1-2 yogurt drops a day, and about a cup total in veggies (cucumber, carrots, bell peppers are the main ones). I'm almost interested in eliminating pellets from his diet but he will squeak blood murder at me if he doesn't get those on time!